Friday, September 26, 2008

The Perils of DIY Handiwork

Chris and I are DIY people. We like to get in there and get dirty. Well, in everything except cleaning and plumbing. The former because we hate it and the latter because that's just something that should be left to the professionals.

Last night we had our first disaster. And I'm down to nine toenails.

The moral of the story... pick up boxes MUCH higher than you think you need to. A box housing new kitchen cabinets slid across my right foot last night and took my nail with it.

The good - my nail polish was a nice red anyway, so sans bandaid, you can't even really tell that the nail is missing.

The bad - the internet tells me it could take a year to grow back... if it even does grow back. WTF!?

Do they make fake toenails?


~kelly marie~ said...

I usually lurk around your blog. I love reading it! I wanted to let you know that I lost a toe nail too (from running too much with ill-fitting shoes), and it did grow back! It took a long time, but I now have a normal pinky toe nail. There is hope for you yet! :) haha!
Good luck with the rest of your DIY projects!

Diabolina 3.1 said...


Poor baby jordy toe!!!!!! I have lost a thumbnail and a pinkie nail. And they have grown back. And it took much less than a year. Buy cute bandaids. Hello Kitty ones.

And be careful ;)

Heather said...

poor thing. I lost my toe nail before from working on in the tennis shoes that didn't fit properly. FYI - you can get an acrylic toe nail. My maid of honor got one, b/c she had broken her nail in half earlier that month.

Mrs. Lexi said...

Ah! I totally empathize, I lost most of a pinkie toenail once in a heinous sandal debacle... it did NOT take a year to grow back, I would say more like a month or two (that I can remember).

LOL and as to the fake toenails, I knew a girl once who got acrylics on her toenails, I forget why though. I'm sure there was a valid reason there.

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Kate of All Trades said...

YIKES!!!! Owie, owie, owie.