Looks painful, doesn't it? The purple goo is an adhesive bandage gel they apply after the area is closed to help keep it clean. Being the good granddaughter that I am, I made sure to suggest that he tell the nurses to keep the drugs comin'.
P.S. Once again, we managed to avoid yet another major snowstorm in the northeast and I couldn't be happier. Our grand total for today...0.7 inches.
I'm tempted to put the shovels away for the season, but I don't want to jinx it.