Never listen to the weather forecast.
The forecast of an impending heavy thunderstorm.
An impending heavy thunderstorm that threatened to overflow your blocked gutters.
The gutters you decided to clean with the help of a ladder.
The ladder you don't secure well enough so that you fell off.
A fall of about 15 feet to the ground.
The ground from which your housemate had to drive you to hospital.
The hospital where you stayed 10 days.
Ten days in which they scraped together what's left of your elbow.
The elbow that needed a metal implant to function and so looks like this.
(A metal implant that doesn't set off the metal detectors at airport so that you can't even look at the security people and nod and say 'yeah, that's me')
A metal implant which required 8 months of physio come rain or shine.
The rain that reminded me of that forecast heavy thunderstorm that NEVER CAME.
So yeah, never listen to the weather forecast.
On the up side, I can now get all my images (x-rays, CT) on a cd which I can keep and upload to the internet!