By beckysdad on Oct 12, 2012 at 8:22 PM
We were remodeling my brother's home and I was putting some blocking in between the rafters. I was on a ladder, holding a nail gun with 16 penny nails(3 1/4 inches long 1/4 inch diameter) loaded into it. I was holding a section of 2x6 in my right hand and was positioning the nail gun held in my left against the rafter. Clumsy me let the nail gun slide below the rafter and the momentum pushed it into my right hand and POW! The nail entered the fleshy part of my palm below the thumb and the tip came out on the back of my hand right at my wrist. The tip just barely broke the skin on the other side. I yelled "Ow, that's my hand!" My brother called from the next room "Are you okay?" I replied "No, I said that's my hand." He walked over and looked at my hand and then glanced up and said "Kaiser?" "Yep." He went to get his car keys and I went over to the cooler and grabbed a bottle of water. My hand didn't hurt unless I moved it...so I didn't. We got to the urgent care center and took our place in line. When we got to the front the gal glanced at me and said "Is that what I think it is stuck in your hand?" Yup. It had been a long time since I'd been to the doctor so they had to update all my info. She's ask me my address and when I'd respond she'd say "wait". This happened about four times and she was struggling to type the data in. There was a very low counter so I leaned across and put my hands above her keyboard and (with a big grin) asked her if she'd like me to type it. She just looked down at the nail in my hand and sorta freaked. She got back on track though and a minute later a nurse was walking by and the receptionist introduced her. The nurse asked what was up and she told her I had a nail in my hand. She paused for a second and said "Oh...well, I suppose we'll help you take it out." Loved it. Finally got to get back to see a doc and everyone wanted to give me something for the pain. I'm 26 years sober and I don't like anything like that going into my system these days and since it really didn't bother me I said no. The doctor was cool. He looked me over and related a story about a guy he treated with an arrow in his head. They sent me to xray. As the guy prepped me I asked him if I was his first nail in the hand case that day. He responded "Today? Yes, the first one TODAY" to be continued.
By beckysdad on Oct 12, 2012 at 7:03 PM
I'm glad the whipped cream FP brought back a happy memory for you and your sister. I'm guessing mom failed to appreciate beauty of her girls sharing a moment.That's tough to do in the moment...much like appreciating the humor in literally shooting one's a$$ off. I'll bet your buddy was able to laugh at his accident after some time passed. Did I tell you the story about driving a nail into my hand? Laughter got my brother and I through that little escapade. At least I was dressed. You picked a bad time to have that accident. It's good that you were able to get yourself put back together again somewhat before the cavalry arrived. I guess I didn't answer your question directly about the music for the videos. I don't actually play the music on those videos. I do try to pick a piece that fits the mood, though. How was your outing with Miss Millie? We did our standard walks today but were inside otherwise. I was sitting at the computer organizing and editing pictures and sorting through older videos. I took a break around five to wrestle with Becky for a bit. She was feeling pretty rambunctious so I let her attack my fist for a while. We also do a game where she does a play bow and then I try to grab one of her paws. She then tries to "bite" that hand. Of course I do feints with one hand to trick her and then go in with the other one. she's caught on to that and is often able to catch me anyway. It's amazing how fast she is in her reactions and yet she's very gentle with her mouth and never causes any pain. Have you been getting any sleep?
By Constable65 on Oct 12, 2012 at 3:18 PM
Hey Deb! The LOLs were by Catsuberalles, I found them on JeffCatsBookClub. I have one or two of his books, and have read several. I discovered LG just a few years before he died. I think his books and humor are timeless. He was a story-teller. It was about the message, not the context (Sorta like Mark Twain). He was very good at drawing you in, and making you feel comfortable. I loved the stories about his dog (Catfish?) and his cat. (My favorite was his telling the story about feeding his cat. The cat would get too close to the fridge door and get hit in the head by door, and then stand looking into the bowl as LG was trying to put the food in it. The food would roll off the cats head and into the bowl. Too funny!!!) I'm jealous about the postcard! That would be awesome to have! TTYL! Gary
By luvmy8catz on Oct 11, 2012 at 5:56 PM
Hello Georgette, we are going to have to communicate more. Seems like everything that can happen will happen. I haven't been on here quite as much the past few days. One of my niece's cats has been in the hospital for the past four days with kidney problems due to ingesting something toxic and she is really worried. Pussums will not eat her diabetic food, Ollie's blood glucose jumped way up and the little feral we couldn't catch is missing. My new avatar is Boo Boo Diesel, Greta's niece. Greta is doing great, her bad leg is still smaller than the other one but it doesn't slow her down. I will be glad when I get a pet stroller, your Millie seems like she is really enjoying hers. I will shoot you an email before long and I have a Georgette lol in mind for my Georgette:D. Hugs Y.O.M.
By heyman on Oct 10, 2012 at 9:41 PM
Hmmm. If I am given an opinion that is leaning too far to one side it makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up and I automatically argue the opposite. I have never argued that Hitler had some good ideas but I have argued for other things I don't believe just because the person made me grumpy. I think it has to do with having Asperger's and a warped sense of right and wrong. I also don't always get when I am supposed to answer a question or not, like on the Internet, on LOL captioning websites for example :-)
By beckysdad on Oct 10, 2012 at 6:40 PM
Becky has a fuzzy toy that she plays with on occasion but a good stick makes her really happy. She'd bring one back and i'd be futzing with the camera and she's continue to paw at it and move back and forth until she compelled me to throw it for her. The tune in that video was from Man from Snowy River...Clancy's Theme. I love that soundtrack. I can imagine that it was interesting to be involved in an accident when you're part of the emergency response community. My brother was training to be a public safety officer out here where they rotate as police and firemen. He had an accident in his garage where he stepped off a ladder while barefoot and directly onto the catcher portion of his lawnmower. He impaled his foot on a chunk of metal. He had the presence of mind not to immediately jerk his foot up. That made a huge difference as it was a crooked piece of metal and he would have torn out a mess of tendons and stuff. In any case, he called out to his neighbor who called 911 and kinds of folks he knew showed up to help him...and to give him a bad time. I love that your cop buddy spun his vehicle, too. As far as Becky not being allowed to be in the lake...actually they can't be off paved trails or roads in a national park. It's to protect the wildlife.
By heyman on Oct 10, 2012 at 4:20 PM
Not sure how serious I am supposed to be with my response. The easy answer is that about three-quarters of Canada's population lives within 100 miles of the US border. We end up being heavily influenced by American politics. In case you are wondering not all Canadians would vote for Obama. Me personally, I find that the Republican and Canadian Conservative party agenda can sometimes be mean spirited, but that is just me.
By beckysdad on Oct 10, 2012 at 2:53 PM
High heels, black ice and a long walk are a bad combination. Losing control of the car on the ice and going into a ditch would be scary as hell. It sure makes you feel alive with how fast your heart pounds after, though. Thank god you were okay. The trip was good but sure started out cold. It was only 28 when we hit the lake that morning. You said you saw pictures...did you see the video? http://cheezburger.com/43053313 As usual it's good to go full screen and high def. I put in lots of miles getting to all the places I wanted to visit and take pictures at. It was almost 500 miles by the time I got home. The conditions weren't great for photography but it was okay. Poor Becky wanted to get out and hit every bit of water she saw but you just can't do that in a National Park. In fact, we weren't supposed to be in the lake either.
By NawtyKitty on Oct 10, 2012 at 2:19 PM
Lilly still cries at the time of her brother's death, but not as much. She just seems so lonely, no matter what we do. They were inseparable. You rarely saw one without the other. She spends most of her time on their spot on the bed. I have to leave a newspaper there for her (we had one for him due to the accidents he had every so often). She got used to it and if there is no paper, she starts pacing and crying. Thank you for asking :)
By NCcharmer on Oct 10, 2012 at 1:21 PM
Without knowing about Patblo's until a minute ago, I did one of my own. Hope it makes you smile in spite of the uh, langwidge. I told Chris 10a earlier, they told me six weeks. Right now, it is mad and is punishing me for being stupid. http://cheezburger.com/6659528192
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