Strike news is so depressing that I prefer to talk about myself instead.
So the good news is that the wife and I found another apartment, and signed the lease yesterday. This one's in North Hollywood too. Nice little place, and they gave us two free weeks of rent.
Which is cool, because we have three weeks of overlap on both apartments for the move.
So the move will be easy-peasy. Except --
Last night, I went to drop some stuff off at the new place, since it is just up the road from where my Monday night group meets.
So I was late to the group, and had to park three blocks away.
Then, dumb me, I decided to jog, so I wouldn't be late. Down a dark, apparently cracked sidewalk.
Bad move. Because I did something to my ankle, and felt it when I did it.
It went this way, then that way.
I settled down into a limp, and initially it seemed okay, a bit tender, but crisis averted. Went to the group. Some discomfort, no pain.
At the coffee break, roughly 90 minutes after it happened, I walked down the street to a cafe with another writer. The ankle was a little swollen, but I could still walk on it without any real trouble.
When we returned to the theater, a few other people ran next door and got me some ice. So I iced it and elevated it for the next 90 minutes.
And then couldn't put any weight on it.
Got a ride to my car, and drove home (it was my left ankle, fortunately). Hopped to the apartment.
Spent the night in some pain, icing it with a big bag of expired frozen broccoli, and sitting on the couch because the bed was too uncomfortable. Didn't sleep much.
The worst thing is that though we handily have some rolling chairs to move around in, we live in a townhouse. The couch and the TV are downstairs, and all the toilets are upstairs.
The stairs feel really long when you have to hop/crawl up them.
So the swelling seems down a bit this morning, and I can wiggle my toes and everything. I'm torn about going to the hospital, because I have a feeling they'll just tell me to stay off it and give me some crutches, and though the latter would sort of be helpful, they'd still only minimally help in this apartment.
Unless I should go to the hospital if something might be wrong that isn't going to heal by my sitting around and letting it heal.
So if anyone has some knowledgable advice/horror stories, roll them out there. Meanwhile, since I'm upstairs now typing this, I'm going to crawl into bed.
And hope this gets better fast enough not to impede the whole packing/moving process.