Saturday, July 08, 2006
As I'm sure many of you can understand, finances are a little tight right now. So, I try to do whatever I can to cut corners and save a little here and a little there. One thing I have been saving money on is haircuts. I have decided to let my own hair grow out (an excuse not to get frequent haircuts) and I cut my husband's hair myself at home. He, being a musician, wears his hair about shoulder length with layers, so it has to be cut with scissors, not clippers. A couple months ago I am cutting his hair in the kitchen, when I managed to cut myself. I was holding the hair with my left hand and cutting with the right, and I managed to clip one of my knuckles. I actually cut a large flap of skin directly over the knuckle of my F-you finger on my left hand. Not pretty. I went to work the next day and one of the doctors I work with put some stitches in it for me and told me to immobilize my hand so I wouldn't pull it open again. Well, I didn't take the situation seriously enough, and consequently re-opened the cut so many times that it didn't heal properly. Now it is healed over, but I have a large, unsightly lump of scar tissue over that knuckle, which will have to be surgically removed. I have already spent well over $500 on doctor visits and my insurance deductible, and there will be more bills to come after the surgery is done. I could have paid for at least 35 haircuts by now and not have an ugly painful lump on the back of my hand. Not to mention time off work to have surgery and all the aggravation. From here on out, Supercuts here we come!