Glad to report I finally got these pretty blue stitches out of my left middle finger today.
Last Sunday I was moving a birdfeeder, and was cutting a zip-tie that braces the pole to a fence and sliced deep into my finger! I know it doesn't look like much here, but it was really deep and bloody. I am sparing you the "before" picture.
Anyway, I've been showing people, which means I've been holding up that finger a lot. My daughter does not think this is funny. "STOP IT! DADDY, STOP IT!" she yells!
Here are the reasons I will no longer take this often-forgotten finger for granted. I have discovered that it's the primary finger for the following common activities, which I have been doing with other, back-up substitute fingers:
1. Using a turn signal
2. The on/off button on my radio studio microphone
3. Teeth flossing
4. Shoe tying
5. Putting on sunscreen
6. Fishing out car-keys from a pocket
7. Typing the letters e and d. I have tried to avoid writing any words containing these letters until today.