Another day, another nickle #23: OUCH, again!!!

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Blog entry by Thos. Angle posted 07-21-2010 12:57 AM 5424 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I apologize for neglecting my friends here at LJ. Since this morning, I will have some extra time on my hands. This morning I went to the corral at 6:30 and saddled up a horse that I hadn’t ridden that much. I rode out and wrangled the horses into the corral. As I started to sort up the horses into 2 pens, The knothead I was riding decided to start bucking. He was spinning to the left. As he came around I lost my right stirrup and that was the end of that. I landed on my right shoulder blade. Short story, I now have three broken ribs under my right shoulder blade. I am now assisting the former cabin girl with the wrangling chores. Luckily, we brought a cabin girl with us from Jordan Valley who just happens to be a dandy buckeroo. I hope to be able to go again in about 3 weeks.

On the plus side, this is still the prettiest l place to be, crippled or well. The weather is great and the guests are excellent. We are having a great time. Good luck to all my friends here at LJ.


-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#1 posted 07-21-2010 01:01 AM

tough news there , tom .

i bet you’ll make a great

cabin boy (LOL) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 07-21-2010 01:05 AM

Great hearing from you Thos. Tell Carleen hi and best wishes in your new job. Sounds like you are a lot happier than the last place you were at. It would be nice to see some pics of that beautiful country. Don’t be such a stranger, miss your stories, maybe you’ll have some extra time to write some now. God Bless, mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 07-21-2010 01:08 AM

Glad to hear from you two. I’ve been pretty busy and yeah, Mike It is a lot better than the last place. Been having lots of fun and even making some money to go with it.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 07-21-2010 01:21 AM

sorry to hear about your fall, get well soon

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 07-21-2010 01:39 AM

Good to hear from you but not good to hear about your accident. When something like that happens to me I always think, will it could have been a lot worse. You will be sore for awhile but it should get better each day. You take care of yourself and get better soon.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 07-21-2010 01:52 AM

Ouch is right Tom. You & my wife Maureen would make a good pair. She slipped in the kitchen & landed on the edge of the granite bench top & busted 2 ribs. Was in much pain for 2 weeks.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 07-21-2010 02:06 AM

That ground up there in Jordan Valley if memory serves me is pretty hard and unforgiving unless it’s been worked.Hope you heal real fast so you can get back to woodworking you know something a little less hazardis…........................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#8 posted 07-21-2010 02:26 AM

sorry about that Thos, I hope your feeling better soon.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#9 posted 07-21-2010 02:38 AM

Tom: Short learning lesson. Don’t ride horses that you haven’t ridden before. Put your name tag on one and it it hidden in a far corner of the barn to keep others from taking it.

It’s good to hear from you. Sorry it’s under these circumstances.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 07-21-2010 02:44 AM

Hi Tom,

Sorry to hear about you getting injured like that. Hopefully you’ll be back in the saddle real quick.

Take care,


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 07-21-2010 04:08 AM

Dang Tom! Glad to hear your recovery shouldn’t be too long.

Aren’t your bones aching from all that riding? Makes mine hurt thinking about it.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 07-21-2010 05:21 AM

Sorry for that. Hope you recover soon. I’ve read your stories and found it very interesting. I enjoyed viewing your handmade planes and vaquero seat. Please be careful.

-- Bert

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#13 posted 07-21-2010 05:21 AM

Heal quickly Thos

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#14 posted 07-21-2010 05:47 AM

don’t know who’s more contrary horse or rider. Hope you heal up fast in the mean time, milk it.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#15 posted 07-21-2010 05:49 AM


We hope you have a rapid recovery.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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