A few weeks ago I got a text from Rich saying he got a second degree burn on some of his fingers, and that the medic there on post had taken a look at it, wrapped it up and sent him on his way.
Ok.... How do you respond to that? First I think, and ask, do you need a doctor? And I'm secretly thinking is he going to come home without a finger - you know how boys are, they just slap some super glue on a cut, wrap it in electric tape and call it a day. (Yes Dad, I was thinking of you and the rig hands on that one.)
He comes home later that day with a bandage on his first finger, and after he takes it off, it doesn't look that bad. It's a huge blister that covered the front half of his finger, then he had a smaller blister on his thumb, and I think on his other thumb as well.
Now how did he get the blister? Ah. From an industrial strength glue gun. He said he was using it to glue something (naturally) and it got an air pocket or something because a glob shot out and got on his finger - then he used his other hand to try to pull it off, which let to the blister on his other thumb, and the redness.
So watch out, those glue guns are dangerous.
And to add insult to injury, his Xbox 360 came back from being repaired (I think this was our third or fourth time now) the same day. He'd gotten a game for it a few days before it came in so that when it arrived he could be ready to play. No such luck. His hand hurt too bad. Hahaha.