I admit that some days my chore-of-the-day is designed to not take too much time.
My simple chore for yesterday was to tighten the set screw on one of the light fixtures holding one of two bulbs in a floor lamp my grandfather made. Easy! I grabbed the proper screwdriver for the tiny philips head screw and turned.
Remove the screwdriver from the web of skin at the base between two fingers after it slipped off the screw head and into my hand. Note: part 2 was not in the original chore-of-the-day plan, but allowances were made . . . swiftly!
It took me a couple of minutes to decide that the pain was not from having fractured my finger from the force of the blow, but rather that I had driven the screwdriver through a thick enough spot of skin front to back.
That was way more work than I want to do on any given day. I told myself to skip the dishes until it stops hurting.
I’m glad my tetanus shots are up to date.