Part of the injuries are the inevitable result of trying to pack up an apartment in a small, increasingly crowding space. Those instances are how I bruised both sides of my right knee (on two different days), my hip, and scratched my leg.
The rest have just been 1) brain absenteeism, however, which I put down to the heat and to the act of packing being so boring that I can't bear to be mentally there while it's happening; and 2) an overestimation of how much brawn I've picked up at the gym lifting my 5 lb. weights.
Here's a running inventory of my injuries thus far:
- bruised knees
- bruised hip
- bruises and individual burst blood vessels on the insides of both arms from carrying, and occasionally dropping, boxes
- raw skin on fingers from trying to scrape double-sided tape off the wall with an old PetSmart reward card
- red rash and sore throat muscles where the edge of a flatscreen TV tried to decapitate me; I, however, remain alive--you fail, TV!
My goal for the moment is just to avoid battering myself to the point of incurring a hospital copay. Because I need that money to pay for the moving van.