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Old 05-17-2020, 12:15 PM   #41
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I used to think when I grew up I'd stop being and doing stupid stuff. Maybe after the next 77 years!
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Old 05-17-2020, 12:25 PM   #42
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Just think, if you stopped doing the stupid stuff there would be nothing to talk about with your friends around the campfire.
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Old 05-17-2020, 12:28 PM   #43
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If I stopped doing stupid stuff there would be nothing for my wife to bring up whenever we have a disagreement!
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Old 05-17-2020, 12:39 PM   #44
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You should quit going to those 4 places. (Sorry, couldn't control my fingers on the keyboard. They made me say it.)
Haven't had another fracture since I quit going to those places.
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Old 05-17-2020, 04:28 PM   #45
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The doctor's office gives me a tablet to fill out a questionaire for Medicare. One of the questions is how many times have you fallen in the past year. Having lost count, 0 is as good a count as any. It may be none. If I estimated, it would be wrong anyway! How can they possibly expect a straight answer from bipeds?
Heh...does being pulled down count? I've been pulled down once by my dog, and almost had my shoulder separated while out walking him. Both times because he went back behind me suddenly and caught me off guard. Pavement really hurts when you are trying not to lose the dog leash!!!
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Loading hay in the back of my truck - grabbed a bale off the stack with the hay hook - hay hook pulled loose, over the sidereal of the truck I went, on my back on asphalt. End result - 3 fractured back vertebrae, 5 fractured rids, and lots of hurt for a month or so. I now have hay delivered and stacked!
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I fell 24 feet on Christmas Eve changing the outside lights on the Church Parking lot so the old people wouldn't fall. This was 31 years ago and my leg tells me every day about it.

My wife will not let me buy a new Step ladder to reach the roof of the trailer to wash it. because of this!
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Old 05-19-2020, 01:12 PM   #49
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If i were to draw a line down the middle of a piece of paper a l list stupid things I've done on one side, and smart things on the other, there's no way that "smart" would balance "stupid".

Getting old has made me too tired to do most of the dumb things I used to do.
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Old 05-19-2020, 01:16 PM   #50
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Getting old has made me too tired to do most of the dumb things I used to do.
Fortunately I can’t remember them anymore either.
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Old 05-19-2020, 01:29 PM   #51
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Fortunately I can’t remember them anymore either.
Maybe THAT'S why memory fades with time.
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Old 05-19-2020, 08:25 PM   #52
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I'm glad you posted that. My 65 yr old brain sometimes thinks I'm still 45! I usually get bit by ladders!
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Old 05-19-2020, 08:39 PM   #53
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I had to stop using my 5 gallon stepladder a few years back............... just would not look good for me to fall off one (again) ............


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Old 05-19-2020, 08:56 PM   #54
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I fell 24 feet on Christmas Eve changing the outside lights on the Church Parking lot so the old people wouldn't fall. This was 31 years ago and my leg tells me every day about it.

My wife will not let me buy a new Step ladder to reach the roof of the trailer to wash it. because of this!
So, you just get out the old broken one you fell off of before? I think you should send her up there.
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Old 05-20-2020, 05:56 AM   #55
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I fell 24 feet on Christmas Eve changing the outside lights on the Church Parking lot so the old people wouldn't fall. This was 31 years ago and my leg tells me every day about it.

My wife will not let me buy a new Step ladder to reach the roof of the trailer to wash it. because of this!
No offense. but I would have bought a new taller ladder long a ago. I don't ask my wife I just would have done it.

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DW and I have learned over the years that we're a team, and sometimes "we" in our togetherness don't become team players...based on stubbornness.
The moral of this situation, we sometimes make bad decisions with out our significant other and therefore we end up injured!
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DW and I have been fortunate in 37 years of marriage neither one of us has been injured. Done stupid things maybe .

Her being an RN in a factory setting and me a Safety Compliance Officer we have both seen too much.


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Old 05-25-2020, 08:39 PM   #58
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It doesn't take a 5 gallon bucket. A great friend was vacuuming out his RV and triped on the power cord on the steps as he was getting out. Hit the concrete and was dead at the scene. Nothing stupid about it, just an accident that might have been avoided by another person keeping watch. Personally, I fell off of a 4" ladder from the second step when I reached sideways to fix a lamp fixture. The ladder went one way and I the other way hitting my head just below the ear on a concrete step and sustaining a mild concussion. The doc said 1" higher or lower and I would could have killed myself or had permanent paralysis. I'm now forbidden by DW from getting on ladders, but I cheat now and then, but only when I know for sure that this 80 year old has everything in order.
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Old 05-26-2020, 10:05 AM   #60
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Stupid stuff we regret

Thanks for bringing my personal horror back to the forefront of my brain🥴 One year ago, on Mother’s Day, I was trimming tree limbs—unsupervised-using my pole saw and ladder. Job went extremely well, until my wife’s says,”honey it’s time to get ready”—family gathering—I said,”ok great I’m already done and on my way down”, from about 5’ on ladder, next thing I remember, and still recall, I was screaming,”I broke my hand off”. OMG talk about pain, 3X shots of morpheme got me to the hospital. 4 surgeries, >$150K in medical bills later I can use my hand somewhat-/it will never be 100%.
Moral of the story, always tell your wife what your up to and have her, or someone, hold the ladder. I too most likely will not quit using ladder@64 but will more safely. My wife said yesterday, during a conversation about trimming limbs above the camper, I’ll just call 911, won’t even come visit you, if you get up on that ladder. Be safe Brothers and Sisters.
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