I let my guard down while walking home because the sidewalks seemed mostly de-iced… and just like that, I slipped on black ice and fractured my wrist!
Please be careful out there, especially if you can’t see the pavement well due to low light or powder snow! A slower pace (and possibly investing in good boots or cleats) is well worth your health and well-being. Broken bones are no joke!!
Sorry that happened to you! Looks painful! Hope you get better!
I want to paint flowers on your cast!
at least is a less serious incident, compared to what happened to Pinkunz…
so, I concur & agree on the reminder.
BTW, for wed/thu is expected that nightime temperature will fall to -1 °C in the greater Naples, a thing happens only less than once or twice in years, but happens only in clear days, so snow & ice happens in Naples only once every, uh, two or three lustrums…
But is innegable that temperature is lowering here, now we’re accustomed in seeing a snow-topped Vesuvius every year in Dec.-Jan., even first decade of Feb., since early 80s…
Best regards from Italy,
Sorry to hear that! Get well soon!
Black ice are killers. You never know they’re there until you slide. I know several people who gets into accidents that way.
The only thing you can do is assume all black roads are black ice when it’s freezing. Unfortunately, that gets other people mad and turned into road ragers.
I still remember that time in February where there were cars on median/shoulder every 2-3 miles on I80 west of DesMoines IA, all 120 miles of it.
Presumably there’s more, but was towed away during the night.
All right, Old Man Winter, I don’t ask this often, but I’mm’a need you to stahp trying to take out my forum community and their family members.
shakes old-man fist uselessly at sky
DO NOT make me resort to the never-fail “Short-winter/Early-thaw” dance. That pole is a bit chilly, and the outfit a bit revealing. BUT I WILL PUT IT ON if necessary.
checks to see if “disco” is programmed into the house LED lights…
With all seriousness, that is an issue. Even if actual ice isn’t visible what looks like damp pavement can be ridiculously slick.
If you’re taking a step onto open pavement or a wooden porch that just looks wet, keep one foot on dry ground and hold onto something, set your foot down on the pavement and test it. If you can easily twist your foot with no traction DON’T CONTINUE on the pavement unless you have a secure rail to hold onto.
In most cases if concrete/asphalt/wooden walkways are icy, you will be safer walking in the grass with snow boots if you have to get somewhere instead of on pavement.
I hope you feel better soon! Here is a silly kittysign, I hope you’re comfycozy and somewhere warm now.
I hope you will be better soon. Thank you for the advice.
Sending best vibes and wishes! Thanks for the reminder as well - kept me in good grace today when I ventured out to take out the rubbish.
Ouch! I hope it’s not too painful (or itchy!) and you recover well
Taking these to my follow-up appointment tomorrow!
Aww, this is so sweet!! I’m blown away by the detail and colour-matching you got on there. Best wishes for the appointment tomorrow, fingers crossed all is better than well!