Two Big Things and a Little Thing

Two Big Things and a Little Thing

We had a little surprise last week at church. Well, Micah was surprised. I wasn’t. Our branch has been operating without a full presidency since who knows when, but I thought if they were in the market for a 2nd counselor Micah was probably the only option. So when we got called in to speak with member of the district presidency last Sunday, I thought I knew why. I was right. We bought a new suit for him this week so that he can look the part of 2nd counselor. Doesn’t he look handsome? (I apologize for the blur.)
Anybody have any ideas of how to make this poor infected hangnail feel better? I’ve been told it is rather painful (wake-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night painful), and it looks pretty bad as you can see. We’re not exactly insured and Micah is getting a little bit worried about it, so if you have any suggestions, please let us know.
And finally, for those of you who live in The Daily Herald territory in Utah, you may want to try to get your hands on a copy of Monday’s paper. Unless something goes horribly wrong there will be an article written by one Elizabeth Heiselt. If I find out anything different, I’ll let you know. And I’ll surely post about it when it is final.

10 thoughts on “Two Big Things and a Little Thing

  1. Micah,
    This is gonna hurt a little but here is what I have done in the past. Put your finger in hot water, poke it with a sterilized needle (if needed) and then try and squeeze the stuff out. It will hurt. Do it twice a day for a few days and see what happens. Then I would put neosporin on it and wrap it. I’m not sure if there is any over the counter medicine to can take to help it from the inside. Typically it has worked for me, but I can’t really tell how bad it is from the picture.

  2. Okay, this is what they do in Europe. Soak your infected finger in hot chamomile tea. This is supposed to suck the infection out. Then dip your finger in quark (found in a cultural food store) or yoghurt. I really don’t know for how long. These are natural antibiotics. This has worked for my sister who learned it while living in Europe. If infection still continues, go to the doctor. You’ll need antibiotics. Be careful. Minor infections can turn into nasty ones. Good luck.

  3. Wow! That is pretty funny! I guess designers make good counselors! Nice suit, by the way. Oh, and the hang nail — maybe try soaking it in some salt water? Just an idea.

    I guess you and Simon get the fun of sitting alone now? I do, too – but in the singles wards some of the guys still don’t connect that my husband is on the stand!!!

    Have fun with the new calling and good luck with the finger.

  4. Congrats, Micah…do you have to do your hair like that from now on? Age says it makes you look a lot younger (as if you need that! :)

    And Lizzie–I want to hear about how your calling is going as well. And WOW about the article in the paper…very cool and I wish I could read it!

    And I have no suggestions about the hangnail, but if you cut your finger off I bet it wouldn’t be a problem anymore. :)

    Love you!

  5. Congrats on the calling and the Newspaper article. I don’t get the newspaper but I’ll have to find a copy somewhere. I’ve only ever had in grown toe nails and not fingers but this is what I do. You have to make sure to grow your nail out a little longer so the edges of the nail don’t dig into the skin as much. Then you have to try and dig the nail out from under the skin a little bit (because it is cutting into the skin) and try putting some hydrogen peroxide or triple antibiotic ointment on it every day. Other people say to let it only, but Dan always tries to dig the nail out, and it usually works. Good luck.

  6. Micah,
    Congrats on the new calling! Sometimes they let you get away without being a high priest if you are in a branch presidency. Thats kinda good, so you won’t have to attend priesthood with old fogies for the rest of your life.
    I got called to our bishopric a little while ago and I really enjoyed it. (it was a lot harder on Marcia and Sam than it was for me)
    Loved the costume too! You always rocked at that. My fav is still Edward scissor hands from forever ago.

  7. about the hangnail…i’ve gotten those before, but never as painful as “wake-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night painful”! brandon said that soaking the finger in apple cider vinegar for a half hour once a day is supposed to be a natural remedy for it. not 100% sure tho, but it probably wouldnt wake u up in the middle of the night to try it. hehehe!

  8. Crazy! Well,

    1. Enjoy this growing experience! Man, you guys are getting to have all the fun at such a young age!

    2. Sorry, I hate hang-nails but I’ve never been able to do much about them– though I understand Aunt Maime’s Salve is a “drawing salve” and can draw out infection, so that’s a thought… to try along with all the other home-brewed remedies!

    3. Congrats Lizzie! I hope you’ll be able to post it, or a link to the web version of the paper or SOMETHING. I’d so love to read it!

  9. After the talk from Elder Packer on Sat morning session, I am not surprised that Micah is called to be a 2nd counselor at all. In fact, he will probably be a General Authority within the next 10 years or so. (Then, Elder Bednar would be glad because he won’t be the only one who’s always being said to be the baby-face general authority anymore.)

    I hope I am not sounding like I am making fun of Micah or a General Authority. I meant to say that I am proud of Micah and I know he will make a great one! :) That’s pretty exciting!

  10. Thanks everybody for your kind words and for your ideas on how to fix my hang nail. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any of the fun things to soak it in(I really wanted to try yogurt), so I resorted to just plain hot water. This really helped. I got about a gallon of unpleasantness out the first time and then just a bit the next day. It is still beat up, but feels way better. I am happy to say that it looks like I will get to keep my finger after all.

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