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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #240 on: August 02, 2019, 09:21:50 PM »
That is one of the options I did not get that I wish I had.

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« Reply #241 on: August 02, 2019, 09:34:13 PM »
Man, this topic sat dormant for a few weeks, just thought everyone was staying in doors out of the heat and not doing anything at all.  It's daily that I feel I do something dumb, even if it's only me that feels that way.

Glad it was only a minor mishap you had there FFOS, had a sub on a project a while back that did something very similar, landed on his backside, but there was a good size rock where he landed and cracked his tailbone, took months to heal and he looked in a lot of pain.

Bummer you had such a hard time at the border @Crusarius, that does suck.  Can't speak to your side of the country, we live like right at the border, in fact could hit it with a rock (not recommended) from here.  Albeit, we are seriously in the middle of nowhere, the border is only open from 9 to 5 daily, they actually roll up the sidewalks at 5 and we see no traffic at all the rest of the day.  Own a store and have thousands of Canadian customers which hundreds frequent our facility daily to pick up goods ordered on line, and there is a fluid motion to and fro across this border, but as mentioned we are in nowhere land and that may be the big caveat, not being where any significant population is near, have a great time at the roast, wish I was able to attend, better planning next year might be in the cards.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #242 on: August 02, 2019, 09:38:11 PM »
I was crossing at niagara falls and ummm somewhere into michigan. Unfortunately there is water eeverywhere except those 2 bridges so it gets quite backed up.

I only went through canada cause I was after a change or scenerey from the states. Funny thing was it looked exactly the same if not worse. Much less country the way I went to much city.

Oh well. I made it and think I am going to bed. need to be fresh for tomorrow. I hear there is a pig that needs devouring :)

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« Reply #243 on: August 03, 2019, 06:29:14 AM »
I did something dumb today. I drove through canada on the way to the pigroast. That was seriously dumb. Took me 11 hours to get here.

I will never do that again. border crossing are BS!!!!
I tried to tell ya!
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #244 on: August 03, 2019, 07:43:14 AM »
9 5/8" -4 5/8" = 5 5/8".... :-[  at least it was elm.... 

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #245 on: August 03, 2019, 08:56:35 AM »
    That Nebraska math must be different than ours. ???
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #246 on: August 03, 2019, 11:57:03 AM »
9 5/8" -4 5/8" = 5 5/8".... :-[  at least it was elm....


Well can't laugh at ya, done similar only to realize too late.

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #247 on: August 03, 2019, 12:28:26 PM »
9 5/8" -4 5/8" = 5 5/8".... :-[  at least it was elm....
OH, I surely cannot laugh at you for that. I worked the night shift last night, sleep cycle is messed up, had a couple of 'cokes' when I got home, then got up and read your post before I had my first 3 cups of coffee. I sat here and looked at your math and thought "What? That looks right to me." took me a full minute to clear my head enough to realize what we both did.  AT least it was elm. ;D
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« Reply #248 on: August 03, 2019, 01:01:12 PM »
@Old Greenhorn 

Don't go look at trucks today!!

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« Reply #249 on: August 03, 2019, 01:14:15 PM »
@Old Greenhorn

Don't go look at trucks today!!
Funny you should mention that, I was just on my way out. But not to worry, I have finished my 12 cup pot and had a few hours to wake up. I am as fresh as a wilted daisy now. Also, my banker/wife is 3,000 miles away and I barely have enough cash in my pocket for a tiny good faith deposit. I am not buying today (at least that is not my plan).
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« Reply #250 on: August 03, 2019, 06:28:26 PM »
I made a nice 9ft 7inch x 5 inch x 12 ish inch can't that was supposed to be 5 5/8 thick to set aside to dry for a couple years to be part of a log wall on the front of a little she shed cabin by the pond. I finished the cut shut off the blade, idled it down, set off the flitch looked down looked at the correct dimensioned logs on the pile, shook my headrealizing what I had done....got the tractor moved out of the wondering now what are you going to do with THAT now...Then realized my lube was still  on....

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« Reply #251 on: August 03, 2019, 09:25:42 PM »
cut em all down to 5" and state that was the plan all along ;D

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« Reply #252 on: August 03, 2019, 11:28:48 PM »
I know. I just wanted different scenery. hey guess what. That section of canada is ugly anyhow :) Would have been nicer staying in the US. That is what I will do on the way home tomorrow.

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« Reply #253 on: August 04, 2019, 12:09:58 AM »
Beauty is most definitely in the eye of the beholder. 
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« Reply #254 on: August 04, 2019, 07:41:32 AM »
I have traveled across the border and took the 401W, then crossed over at Sault St Marie, MI just to avoid getting near Chicago!

To me, it was well worth the trip!
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« Reply #255 on: August 04, 2019, 08:51:08 AM »
I guess I shouldn't have posted that late lastnight. it wasn't ugly per se but it wasn't any different than staying in the US. I do really think the NY plates on the truck bring out the worst drivers around me. When I ran AZ plates I never had the issues I have with NY plates.

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« Reply #256 on: August 28, 2019, 07:17:09 AM »
Well, I guess it's to me this time. I worked a 3 day music fest setting up then running the first aid group for the event, then breaking down late Sunday afterwards. I got home in the driveway about 2am Monday morning, no moon. I had the trailer and Mule on the truck so I just pulled it in and parked it in a handy place where I usually don't park. There was no moonlight, but as it is my own place I didn't bother to pull my flashlight out of my pocket, so as I turned the corner too go up the front walk my right foot caught one of those "pretty" rocks my wife had laid along the path. I went down hard and whacked pretty good on the blue-stone walk. Cut and bled pretty good,my shirt was covered. No big deal, but it really rang my bell. I washed and cleaned it up best I could and went to bed. Now almost 3 days out my working diagnosis is that I have a mild concussion. The headache is constant and annoying, stomach never feels 'right', and I am a bit irritable. I sleep well, but get tired easy in the afternoon, pretty tired. i'll be slowing down for a while here. But at least the cut is closing up well.


 
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« Reply #257 on: August 28, 2019, 08:31:58 AM »
OG,

  Ouch! Looks like you could use a few stitches if not too late to get them. At minimum a few steri-strips to close that gap. Probably going to have a big old keloid scar. Sounds like you need to bite the bullet and go to the horsepistol (Or as you old Noggies call it  - the Sykhus) and maybe get an X-Ray or such and a second opinion.
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« Reply #258 on: August 28, 2019, 10:42:14 AM »
I agree with an x-ray.  when hit with something hard enough, those blue stones are prone to fracture.  the hard part is finding someone who will x-ray a rock.  :D :D :D.  just like the crappy-est logs, we talk about the character. looks like it may be adding some.  hope you recover soon.  a ct will show fracture or bleeding inside the skull, and worrisome if on a blood thinner.  concussion is based on symptoms and you do prob. have that.  the redness around the wound is called granulation and part of the healing, not infection.  god bless.
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« Reply #259 on: August 28, 2019, 11:31:47 AM »
I had a locust job Saturday. Before I started I did my mandatory safety talk, including " always be careful of your fingers, the wood and the steel deck". You guessed it, second log, go to help the client remove a 4x8x10' beam and pinch my right hand middle finger between the beam and the top of the outrigger. Actually "slammed" might better describe what I did!
 It looked right at the client and said remember not to do that.
 He said he was sure I had broke it because of the sound it made. It still hurts today but I didn't break it.

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