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I Took a Tumble
« on: September 29, 2016, 10:29:04 pm »
No blood and nothing broke, but hurts....yeah.  I was chainsawing a dead/dying yard tree for my BIL this morning.  The tree was jam-up against a wood fence so I was trying to prevent any damage.  I made a cut on the backside and left a good hinge on the front.  I laid the non-running Stihl 170 on the ground behind me and reached up with the Hookaroon to pull the tree away from the fence and into the yard.  Yup, I was pulling hard when the Hookaroon lost it's grip and down I went on top of the chainsaw.  Might as well been a pile of bricks!   :o  Anyway, I have a sore back and a fairly good/bad size knot.  Thankfully it is below the ribs or I would be really hurting. 
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2016, 10:33:05 pm »
hate to hear that you fell :( but glad you arent hurt any worse :) hope you are better soon :)
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2016, 10:50:05 pm »
I thought we were 'bout due for another mishap with MM!  Glad you're OK.  I'm a little worried about the saw, however. ;D
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2016, 04:48:06 am »
You were out doing something smiley_clapping and stuff happened, had you fallen off the couch reaching for the TV remote, well...

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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2016, 05:01:44 am »
Hope you didn't break the saw?  :D

I ended up flat on my back last week hauling down a small tree in a similar situation. Leaning over the fence etc. But I'd set a rope good and high and was hauling on it from way back across the lawn. It finally came over and I couldn't get my balance back quick enough.   

But the only thing hurt was my dignity.  :D
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2016, 05:57:29 am »
Looks like you will be ok. Was the hookaroon a logrite?
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2016, 06:20:06 am »
Glad you are ok.

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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2016, 06:34:11 am »
I know your not totally alright at our age everything hurts  :(. Last time I landed on my 562 I broke the top handle and broke the most important part, The switch for the heated handle  ;D. Please be careful but don't stop going.
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2016, 07:29:29 am »
Yes it is Peter and it is OK too.   Thanks all for the well wishes.   ;)

The knot went down last night, but I am plenty sore this morning.  Since I won't be working today, it's a good day to take PatD on a "date".  I'll bet we can/will find some fried Catfish.   food3
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2016, 07:33:46 am »
I like how you said you took a Tumble .  Those few seconds when you are on your way down , some how if you can Roll instead of hitting Hard , my prevent serious injury. Plus you have those Ugly Toes . . .
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2016, 07:46:55 am »
Look on the bright side.  At least the tree did not tumble on you. 
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2016, 08:17:09 am »
   Sorry to hear you took a spill and hope you get over the aches and bruises soon.

   Might be a bit of a drive but I know where you can get that good catfish dinner tonight. Come on over to Lick Creek Baptist Church in Green Sulfur Springs WV about 6:00 pm and join us there for their annual fish fry. My son's family go there and I provide the fish and they throw in more and better fixings than any I ever saw.
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2016, 08:46:41 am »
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Come on over to Lick Creek Baptist Church
That name has to have an interesting origin.  I grew up in the "Red Lick" community, which was named for a natural salt lick that attracted animals.

We will eat at our favorite place:  Cock of the Walk
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2016, 09:36:32 am »
When we are active I say we bounce but sometimes it still hurts . Heal fast .
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2016, 09:59:53 am »
MM,
Glad to hear the knot went down overnight and you are just a little sore today - heal up quick.  My ribs still hurt from a couple weeks back.
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2016, 10:31:13 am »
DanG magic, you starting to sound like my spouse. She has take two in the last month. Knot on the noggin, nasty cut on one elbow, and black and blue just about all over. I getting to be an expert on dealing with falls...
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2016, 12:37:17 pm »
Yeah, we ain't so young and bulletproof anymore. :( As my buddy said we just don't bounce like we used to.
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2016, 07:29:46 am »
I will fry catfish and hushpuppies tonight for my daughter, Son-in-Law and my granddaughter.  My granddaughter loves catfish.
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2016, 08:59:02 am »
 

 
Fried Catfish, fries, mustard greens, cornbread, cole slaw, & hush puppies.  The fried onion rings & fried dill pickles appetizer was gone.   food6
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Come on over to Lick Creek Baptist Church
That name has to have an interesting origin.  I grew up in the "Red Lick" community, which was named for a natural salt lick that attracted animals.

We will eat at our favorite place:  Cock of the Walk

Lynn,

   I don't know where the salt/mineral lick is located but I am sure you are right. They sure put on a feed though with catfish, boiled shrimp, fried oysters, snow crabs, salmon patties, chicken for the non-fish eaters, all the fixings (except grits) and desserts.
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2016, 09:39:44 am »
Glad it was no worse! I always hate it when the only thing holding gives way, and its so true, we just dont bounce as good as we once did.
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2016, 12:17:18 pm »
Hope all is well, MM.  One time I took one of those but landed on the top of the turtle sand box.  It had already been pushed in several times by the grandkids.  That helped provide a cushioned landing and I laughed at how funny I must have looked to the neighbors. The catfish looks real good.   I use to go to Sue and Charlies at Jonathan Creek area of Kentucky Lake when I was young.  Excellent catfish, hush puppies and a large onion.  Yum!
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2016, 02:45:09 pm »
The knot has mostly gone down but the ole back is still mighty sore.  No leaning back in a chair or truck seat.  :-\
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« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2016, 09:05:19 pm »
Glad you're on the mend.  Whenever I take a tumble the first thing I do after getting up is look around to see if there are any witnesses  ;) ;D
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« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2016, 09:57:35 pm »
Magicman.......OUCH!....but with a meal like THAT one....who wouldn't feel better?  WOW that looks deeeeeeeeeeeeeeelishious....glad you're good to go Sir....now all ya have to worry about is gettin up from the table after that feast...
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« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2016, 12:54:17 am »
Glad to hear you're getting better my friend!
 Please don't re-post your toe pictures....but, if you look at those DanGed toe pics, it might make your back not hurt so bad!

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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2016, 05:06:36 pm »
Thanks for the well wishes, and "that" picture is........well, it just is.   :-\   :D

That tumble was seven weeks ago.  I am OK, but it is still tender to the touch. 
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2016, 08:36:57 pm »
There are some of us that are the choir you are preaching to, a tumble now is more painful, and longer lasting, at least, or at last, I have decided chain saws are for younger guys.
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Re: I Took a Tumble
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2016, 09:11:32 pm »
You can add ladders to that list.
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