My week in review

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Old 07-30-11, 09:56 AM
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My week in review

Monday - cutting up boxes with a utility knife. Yup - 6 stitches.
Tuesday - doing some electrical work. Caught my wedding ring on a
hot wire. Welded the ring and burned some meat off my
finger. Stupid not ignorant.
Wednesday - dropped a full case of 12 porcelain tiles on both big
toes. I thought one was broke. It's still sore.
Thursday - using an angle grinder to trim some tiles around toilet
flange. Clipped the toilet flange and it had to be replaced.
No big deal except I broke the drain pipe replacing the
flange. At least I didn't hurt myself.
Friday - Stepped out my front door and immediately got stung by
wasps. One behind the ear was really painful.
Saturday - So far so good.
 
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Old 07-30-11, 10:34 AM
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Jeez... glad I'm not you!
IMO...you work too hard/much. Thats at least a month of projects for me.
 
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Old 07-30-11, 12:00 PM
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Below is all in fun.....

Monday - cutting up boxes with a utility knife. Yup - 6 stitches.
Dummy!

Did you get a tetnis shot?

Tuesday - doing some electrical work. Caught my wedding ring on a
hot wire. Welded the ring and burned some meat off my
finger. Stupid not ignorant.
Dummy!

May be a good excuse not to where your wedding ring at the local flea market.


Wednesday - dropped a full case of 12 porcelain tiles on both big
toes. I thought one was broke. It's still sore.
Dummy!

I thought you had a toe broke at first...LOL Thank god your toes saved the tile...

Thursday - using an angle grinder to trim some tiles around toilet
flange. Clipped the toilet flange and it had to be replaced.
No big deal except I broke the drain pipe replacing the
flange. At least I didn't hurt myself.
Dummy!

Only your pride is hurt. Thats more painful. Especially when everyone knows...

Friday - Stepped out my front door and immediately got stung by
wasps. One behind the ear was really painful.
Cant call you a Dummy on this one. I guess the wife cant whisper sweet nothings in your ear. Plus you have no wedding ring...LOL

Saturday - So far so good.
Please dont go mow the lawn...LOL

Mike NJ
 
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Old 07-30-11, 12:03 PM
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Sometimes it's best to just stay in bed for a few days. Have the wife bring you your meals. You might stub your toe if you got out of bed.
 
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Unfortunately I've had weeks like that. I often work by myself and when I don't work I don't make money. Injuries are one of the worst things for my income. I no longer wear rings. Steel toes are my normal work shoes. I no longer trim trees without the goofy orange helmet/face shield/ear muffs and I've just added the orange chaps.
 
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Old 07-30-11, 06:17 PM
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Dane, I always worked by myself, until about 3 years ago. I hired a couple of helpers to cut lumber, help lift things, you know. I still had an iron grasp on all the manual "building" of things. Then one day, they were laying out a stud wall. "you guys need my help?"....."Nope"......"what do you need me to do?"...."stay out of our way, don't let us run out of materials, and don't let us run out of work." That was the day I finally "let go". Man, that's hard! I spend most of my time running for materials and doing estimates
Now, my "piano builder" is moving to Raleigh, NC. I can't replace him with just anyone!
 
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Old 07-30-11, 06:37 PM
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I retired at age 55. That was 11 years ago. I work every day at least 7-8 hours a day, harder than most work days before I retired. I like to work - now that I'm working for myself. I always have a half dozen projects in the wings and usually somebody we know is looking for help. I just finished repainting and upgrading the electrical in a spare bedroom . At the same time I tiled a bath reno for a friend.

I managed to get through today without incident even though I spent a couple of hours in my shop using power tools and I mowed and trimmed the yard.

Lawrosa - I appreciate the dummy comments in the spirit they were offered but I'll only own up to dumbadze for the electrical goof (I shut off the wrong breaker). The others I chalked up to stuff happens.
I didn't cut myself with the box cutter, I was tossing cut pieces of cardboard and hit a piece of sheetmetal with the back of my hand. It cut like a razor and I bled like a stuck pig, and yes I have stuck a pig before. I was unloading the tile from the back of my truck and when I turned I hit my funny bone on the tailgate - it wasn't funny - and dropped the box. All I can say about the wasps is that will not be stinging anyone else.
 
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Old 08-01-11, 02:29 AM
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You know... I never give much heed to folksy sayings such "things happen in threes" etc. But I'm 55 and realize that when somethign goes wrong, I need to brace myself for the next couple incidents. Sound like your week was just that Wayne. After the box knife you should have just smiled, sighed and waited. It was inevitable
 
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