some personal setbacks...

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Blog entry by Michael Hacker posted 04-22-2008 06:50 AM 938 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well there have been a couple personal setbacks that are costing me both time and money…

i got hit with a steel band close to my eye at work, it got me just under the safety glasses! i am a very cautious person, and had i not been wearing my eyes… well you all know! that happened last Wednesday and after a long relaxing weekend i am happy to be seeing much better, but have still not been quite up to par.

then my truck got attacked by a 3/4” bolt to my drivers side rear BFG tire on a bridge on Rt.86, which is 65mph. My wife was driving, but i wouldn’t let her change that under those circumstances, i didn’t want to! But the short distance traveled to the nearest exit at just 45mph in 65+mph traffic was enough to toast my AAMerican made rear limited slip differential! How weak is that? The spare was later sized ONLY 9/16 difference, it was new, and hadn’t been rotated in, and while off it should be nothing to be seriously concerned about for ~10mi! The tire was garbarge, but the best part is that BJ’s changed their road hazard policy, and mysteriously “Couldn’t find your details in our computer” despite me having in my hands a nearly blank receipt which wasn’t good enough! The blank thermal receipt really makes me mad, disappearing ink should not be allowed, no matter how fancy your stores POS computer is!

No blame can be laid on anyone except the jerk who lost a 3/4” bolt on the thruway, i just really hope i can get back on track in my dust and complete my current wood project… a “Pub Table”, which incidentally is ‘an occasional table’ however i plan to use it all year round!

after this past week i really wish i could sit at it today and have a nice handful of drinks!!


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#1 posted 04-22-2008 10:36 AM

I wish you luck as things go back to normal.

-- making sawdust....

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#2 posted 04-22-2008 12:36 PM

Hi Michael,

Thanks for sharing. You will get nothing but sympathy from the rest of us. I wish you well, my friend, and hope that things get back to normal for you. And I do understand your problem with thermal paper. After a short period or exposure to heat it simply fades to illegibility.

Good luck and I hope you get things sorted out soon.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-22-2008 02:03 PM


Keep you head up. Just think, you have completely used up your bad luck in one short amount of time. The rest of the year will be cake. Good Luck…

-- JD - Sand Springs, OK - "You can't steer a car that isn't moving..." Unknown

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#4 posted 04-22-2008 04:59 PM

Glad to hear you didn’t get hurt too badly. I’ve actaually started using a faceshield alot now. Their fairly inexpensive and I like the way protect my entire face. The one I got is a Uvex Bionic. It was like $25 bucks.

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#5 posted 04-23-2008 02:07 AM

Things can only get better Michael.

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

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