I went away for the holidays. Nick stayed here. Most everything in New Zealand is closed for what seems like months during the Christmas break. I knew Nick wouldn't have a lot to do so I suggested that he go to the hospital, have a chat with the nurses, learn about emergency room treatment of door injuries, prevalence, whatever. He always finds a way to follow through on my recommendations. Though, admittedly, not how I envision it....
Nick decided to surprise me by finishing out our shower while I was gone. He can do these things. He is a very talented joiner / carpenter. It looks great. He even got the blood stains off the timber.
He made a mistake. It happens. Even at his age with his experience, accidents can happen.
He showed up at the emergency room with his index finger split open in two parallel cuts. There weren't very many people there so he had the undivided attention of most of the nurses. At least the ones that hadn't passed out while he was pouring blood all over their white lino flooring.
They were more than happy to answer his questions about door injuries.
30% of all injuries admitted to the Palmerston North emergency room are caused by doors. Most of them smashed fingers. Few of them as dramatic as Nick's. Thankfully.
It could have been worse, he could have gotten man-flu while I was gone.
Please protect yourself, your family, your pets. I can't say it enough. There is a prevention.
Call today and see if SoftSlam is right for you.
Silly season is over if you are in New Zealand. Christmas has been over for a while in most other places. We are slow here. Island time, if you will. Take it easy, slow down. What's the hurry? You have 48 weeks left to get all you plan done in the new year.
We have lots of plans. It's been 4 weeks since we did anything at all. It's time to get a move on. The weather is perfect. The breeze is gently swaying in the trees. The doors are slamming. Yeah! Slamming doors. Only because it offers us the opportunity to prove that it doesn't have to be that way. But you know that already because you have seen all my previous posts.
Starting tomorrow, we have a full schedule. First stop, visiting one of our fine manufacturers in Whanganui. Later in the week, we will be stopping in at some of our local distributors, discussing installation and checking on inventory. Before the end of the week, we will be meeting with the NZ PTA association. Hoping we can get some SoftSlams in the schools and reduce the hand in door injuries that occur there. Over the weekend, we will be conducting live presentations at the Horowhenua A&P show. Next week, we are off to Auckland and Whangarei. The next week, it'll be Tauranga.
Contact us if you want us to stop by your area. We would be happy to hear from you and get you in our schedule.
Have a great year.