On December 29th 2014, in a split second, I lost my independence. I was walking my dog Molly not far from home, slipped on a patch of ice and instead of just falling on my ass, I instead unknowingly used my left leg to brace the fall and in doing so, ruptured the tendon in my quadriceps in my left leg. I have not been able to stand on the leg since then. I had surgery to repair it on Jan. 7th and from that point forward have been full recuperation mode. Which right now means, staying off of the leg and using crutches to get around the house. So, I am pretty much housebound (still icy out) and certainly won't be driving for a while. I obviously haven't done any painting since the accident although I hope to start some small works this week. I will keep everyone posted here or on my facebook page.