I started over to the dining area of our little beach house to look out the windows to see how much flooding we'd had during the night. In the corner (I don't know why!) the house had a giant piece of driftwood. I saw it, but I did NOT see the dagger-like piece that stuck straight out from it and I ran into it full force and just gouged a big hole out of my leg.
Below, the damage. As you can see, my leg all around the wound was immediately irritated and it got really sore, too.
The doctor complimented me on my new top and wanted to know where I'd gotten it. She said her friend owned the little shop where I bought it. She then told me other places near the Urgent Care to shop, as well as finding out what kind of food we liked and suggested a place she thought made the best pizza on the whole beach. I think she was right! She couldn't understand why 70 mph winds would bother me when we were from Illinois and had tornadoes. I told her that tornadoes didn't last all night like the storm from the hurricane did! Also, we have basements here!!!
After trying the doctor's recommended pizza place, we tried to visit a few shops (closer to the Kitty Hawk area) but they had all been flooded. What a sad mess. Anyway, if you have to be unfortunate enough to get hurt on vacation, it's nice to know that they have a wonderful Urgent Care place where you can get help ... along with a big drug store close by, to pick up your meds.
Come on back for Part 5 ... and no more scary pictures, I promise.
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