I was observing with friends in lawn chairs close to the house when it malfunctioned and shot towards us from the street.
I had a beautiful little 3 year old girl sitting in my lap, and luckily she didn't get hit. But unfortunately it hit me directly above the eye.
The right half of my face was so hot it felt like I laid it on a hot burner.
I thought for sure it would be a 2nd degree burn, but I miraculously woke up the next day with this odd battle wound...
I partially lost hearing for about 24 hours, and am happy the ringing in my ear is gone!
Last night there was already significant improvement, thanks to a religious supply of Neosporin.
I feel really blessed -it could have been MUCH worse. I'm thankful for friends who kept me calm and an ear nose and throat doctor that was there at the party to check my hearing :-)
Aside from that traumatic event, it was a good 4th! Our weekend in photos...