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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #520 on: December 16, 2019, 07:04:57 PM »
Iím sure Iíve put the neighborís cows back in the pasture a dozen times in the last few years.  Itís what neighbors do for each other here.

We have a neighbor who brings my dog home after the dog goes to visit. Of course my neighbor loves my dog so she brings the dog home after they ride to the store, visit her sister and have a sleepover.  I usually get a call from my neighbor that my dog is visiting.  Used to happen once or twice a month.  Now not so often.

What did I do dumb today?  I got into an online discussion with a troll.....duh.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #521 on: December 21, 2019, 12:28:00 PM »
Well I really qualified today. The holiday break started last night for me and after a late music gig last night I got out as early as I could this morning to start in the shop. First task, clean off the bench and remove a sheet of 5/8" plywood that is going to be a tool board, and cut about a foot off so that it won't interfere with a floor joist later. Cleared the bench and removed all the tapcons holding the sheet up. it stays in place. (?) So I get a shim bar and begin lifting it away from the wall. It is jammed between the sheet above it and the board below it. I work my way across the bottom, peeling it away very cautious that the whole thing could drop. I get the entire bottom edge out and just hanging. It is still not falling. Now I have a good grip on the bottom edge with both hands because I know the weight. Shake, shimmy, nothing. I relax my grip and remove my right hand followed by my left as I am thinking "what the ..... WHAM!! Down it came. About a 8" drop. I had not gotten my left hand fully out and there was no time to apply any grip. It crushed my index and middle finger. My index kind of exploded and the middle finger just took a direct hit. I don't ever recall feeling that kind of pain. No, I am not laughing yet. I got the glove off hoping all my fingers were still attached, and there was a fair amount of blood so I could not see much, but I could feel ........ A LOT. I headed across the yard to the house and asked the wife between gasps for some ice. I was fighting the urge to pass out and/or throw up. It took 20 minutes before I got control of my senses.
 It's one of those things that is worse than it looks.


 

I bandaged up the index finger so I could work but the middle finger did not burst so it is swollen tight. The index is getting better, but that middle one is very sensitive and when I touch something the wrong way it all comes back.
 i followed the blood trail back to the shop (pretty on the frozen snow) and got the sheet down, cut it off,put it back up and rehung it. All good now.


 
 But man, this pain isn't really going away none too fast and I got really tired, so I came in to take a break. Started at 10 degrees this morning, not ready to run the mill yet, it's only up to 20 now. Maybe I'll just rest for a bit before I go back at it. 
 Man that was dumb.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #522 on: December 21, 2019, 01:08:32 PM »
OGH,

  Sorry about the boo boo! Looks painful. Brings back memories of similar times. I have a bottle of excess pain pills left over my dentist gave me the last time he drilled a post in my jaw for a future implant that I had been thinking of throwing away but after looking at your digits there I think I may just keep them a little longer for contingencies like that. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #523 on: December 21, 2019, 05:16:09 PM »
Oooowwwiee wooowwwsser!  I pinched off a hemorrhoid just thinking about that!  Gosh I hope you feel better soon!  I mashed two of my fingers working firewood in March.  One is fine the other is still recovering.  
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #524 on: December 21, 2019, 07:00:31 PM »
OUUCH!  I mighta uttered ugly comments if that had occurred here.  

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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #525 on: December 21, 2019, 07:38:50 PM »
I feel your pain! I tried to stop a firewood row from collapsing and got my finger between a stationary block and the falling blocks. Lost my finger nail on that one. At this age it still amazes me that I have to try to catch these things but I'm learning.
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #526 on: December 21, 2019, 07:42:21 PM »
even worse when your hands are cold.  feel better soon! smiley_carpenter_hit_thumb
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« Reply #527 on: December 21, 2019, 07:43:12 PM »
Old Greenhorn, the upside is that you weren't working outside when you did that. 
If you mash your fingers like that when your hands are really cold, you don't really, really feel how bad it is....until you go inside, take off your mitts and feel the whole Dang stupid moment get replayed in slow'mo as your hand warms up.
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« Reply #528 on: December 21, 2019, 07:45:12 PM »
Hey Doc, sounds like you've been there!
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« Reply #529 on: December 21, 2019, 07:47:55 PM »


Well, it WAS my favorite mug.
'nuff said.
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« Reply #530 on: December 21, 2019, 07:53:08 PM »
sadly @Andries   yes, more than once. we all have to learn and occasionally need a "booster" lesson!  some more than others.   :D  @Old Greenhorn 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #531 on: December 21, 2019, 08:36:08 PM »
Andries, sorry about your mug. I hate when that happens. Be happy you weren't drinking from it at the time this happened. ;D

As for my own blunder, I am just glad that mu fingers came out of the glove with the rest of my hand. I just did a bandage change on the index finger and there was a 'bit' more of a hole/tear than I thought. It felt OK all day, so I didn't baby it but apparently it had been seeping the whole time. It's a bigger hole than I had thought. ;D Good thing I have had a lot of wound care practice, this is gonna take a while to close. OH, and I have been corrected, it was 3/4 ply, not 5/8. 
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Re: Did something dumb today.
« Reply #532 on: December 21, 2019, 11:06:54 PM »
From one tree frog to another, by the looks of that ring finger, this ain't your first rodeo :D

I'm about healed up from the metal roof edge a couple of weeks ago, the judges on the ground didn't give high marks on form even though I stuck the landing on the lower roof, something about deductions for screaming like a girl ::) 
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« Reply #533 on: December 22, 2019, 06:59:15 AM »
From one tree frog to another, by the looks of that ring finger, this ain't your first rodeo :D

I'm about healed up from the metal roof edge a couple of weeks ago, the judges on the ground didn't give high marks on form even though I stuck the landing on the lower roof, something about deductions for screaming like a girl ::)
Nope, not my first rodeo and I am sure we will load him up into the gate again soon. ;D In retrospect, I am usually that guy that swallows a deep groan/grunt when I do something like this, but this time a let out a howl that kind of scared me. Most unusual indeed. :D
 That middle finger is pretty much a stick this morning wish I had a leech to relieve the pressure.
 There were no judges around but it happened so fast and was so severe that I headed to the house so the wife could make a call if needed. Probably could have put a stitch or two in the finger. 
Last night we had the grandchildren over to decorate our little tree and the 5 year old comes up to me smiling as I was re-dressing that finger. He said "Look Grandpa, I used the adult scissors and I didn't cutted myself!" I said, "yes, you have to be very careful with scissors!". He said "yes, that's right, because if you are not careful you put tiny holes in your hand." To which I replied "that's right! kind of like this hole?" and I showed him the index finger. To my surprise he got his nose right up there and studied it closely. The he looked up at me and said " No Grandpa, I said TINY HOLES. that hole is too big to be from scissors!" :D I laughed so hard I nearly cried. He's gonna be a good one. :)
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« Reply #534 on: December 22, 2019, 03:58:36 PM »
@Andries, being a Yeti, makes it worse. >:(
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« Reply #535 on: December 22, 2019, 08:09:23 PM »
You're right, Dakota.
I'm back to using Big Bubba.
It's dented, but lives a charmed freaking life. 
Fifty foot run-away Western Red Cedar logs roll off the forks and Big Bubba takes a hit. I find it under a pile of cedar bark. Not a scratch.
Forget Bubba on the trailer, drive to the city and its still sitting there on the deck.
Fill it with water, it's frozen solid in the morning and still smiling.
The Yeti died a quick and decisive death.
I could forget Bubba at the Pig Roast, and a dozen years later, some guy named @WDH would return it to me saying: 'Hey, your name is scratched on the bottom'.
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« Reply #536 on: December 23, 2019, 07:00:29 AM »
With the price of the YETI brand products, it seems you could get some kind of warranty or accident insurance with them!  :'(
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« Reply #537 on: December 23, 2019, 09:08:32 AM »
Iím proud of yíall for keeping my thread going for so long.  I guess as long as we keep doing dumb things, it will continue to grow.

Andries, is that yeti sitting on top of the tire that ran over it?
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« Reply #538 on: December 23, 2019, 09:10:40 AM »
Yep.
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« Reply #539 on: December 23, 2019, 02:57:29 PM »
Oh I'm pretty sure this thread is safe for a long time.   :D


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