That’s what I thought and then I fell.
It didn’t have to happen.
I had just spent about an hour swimming, then Teresa joined me in the pool and we spent about another forty five minutes playing pool badminton. Afterwards I spotted a couple of leaves that had blown in and I wanted to get them out of my pool. Putting on my flip-flops, I grabbed the pool skimmer net and walked around the pool. To the sides and the back of the pool we have a decorative boulders and river rock to the edge of the pool.
In the blink of an eye the leading edge of my flip-flop caught on a rock and down I went. On the way down I used my left hip to gracefully bounce off the boulder and then I used my rib cage to hit the rolled edge of the pool.
I was a third of the way into the pool and couldn’t move.
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