Dr. Dirtbag is dealing with a fractured left 5th metacarpal. This makes both typing and peak-bagging difficult, so blogging will be limited for the next month or so. The fracture looks simple, so hopefully keeping it in a brace will allow it to heal with full function. I am immensely grateful to Jonathan for arranging an x-ray, some consultation, and a splint, and to Sierra for setting and splinting the bone (with anaesthesia, even!). Their generosity allowed me to avoid a costly encounter with the health care industry.