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Blog entry by lightweightladylefty posted 04-18-2010 09:34 PM 1827 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My husband was planning to install another outlet and rocker switch for our workbench, so I offered to cut the openings. I lifted the top – which hadn’t yet been screwed in place – to cut the hole for the outlet box.
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The vibration from cutting and drilling caused the 75-pound top to fall on me. No, I didn’t get hurt but I’m too much of a weakling to lift it off, especially without using my hands. The Lord blessed me in that my husband was just outside the shop building his “stockade” for storing the winter’s wood. I hollered and he heard my cry for help and came running.

When I heard the shop door close, I told him I was okay and to take his time coming down the stairs (since he already had slipped down a flight of stairs during the winter). This is what he found (well, actually, we staged this picture since he was too concerned about my well being to take the time to get the camera).
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I’m not certain how long I would have been there if he hadn’t heard my call. We often “visit” one another when in the shop just to make certain everything is going well, but sometimes hours transpire before that happens.

Afterwards, we had a pretty good laugh remembering a commercial we used to love watching (when we still had a television signal) of a young woman turning a mattress and getting caught under it. (That commercial was the highlight of our TV watching, so you can see why we decided not to bother with television anymore.)

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.



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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 04-18-2010 09:56 PM

:—)) :—)) thank´s both for the laugh and reminder of
having the possibility to call for some help if needed
and it good to hear you wasn´t heart except for your pried

Dennis

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#2 posted 04-18-2010 10:34 PM

Glad to hear you are ok and that your hubby was close by to rescue you.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#3 posted 04-18-2010 11:48 PM

Glad to hear that you’re alright and the main injury was a slight bruise to dignity. Happy to know that your sense of humor survived without a scratch. Thanks for sharing!

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#4 posted 04-19-2010 12:17 AM

Glad you didn’t get hurt. That top could have done some damage.

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#5 posted 04-19-2010 01:41 AM

I hope your hubby didn’t take advantage. I know in such a position my wife would never risk yelling for my help. Not that I’m a bad guy but we have a saying,”What happens in the shop stays in the shop.”

Opportunity seldom knocks twice. Glad your ok. 8)

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#6 posted 04-19-2010 02:05 AM

Somebody has to follow that last comment… I’m not EVEN going to try to better it! ;)

Enjoyed your story…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 04-19-2010 03:39 AM

LWLL:
I’m kind of a klutz around the house (and shop). After several incidents, my kids bought me walkie-talkies for my birthday. Now, unless I knock my self out, I can call my wife to come rescue me. Believe me they’ve come in handy. Glad you’re okay and able to laugh about it.
Take care!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#8 posted 04-19-2010 04:05 AM

Headache !!!

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#9 posted 04-19-2010 03:08 PM

Wow, glad you’re okay …. now, how’s your bench top?

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs http://anterosurbanwooddesigns.com

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lightweightladylefty

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#10 posted 04-19-2010 06:06 PM

Thanks to everyone for your sympathies!

NewPickering, we were quite blessed that the benchtop sustained no injuries. ;-)

Bureaucrat, we have walkie-talkies, too, but use them mostly for fishing (when we can holler down the river bank for the other person to turn it on). Six or eight hours at a time in the shop ends up with dead batteries quickly since they have to be turned on to receive a signal. Considering the possibility for an accident, it should be worth the batteries! Thanks for reminding me . . . and I need to remind my husband again to take it with him when he’s cutting wood in our forest.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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