SHOP ALONG #3: after the angels left

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Blog entry by patron posted 05-26-2013 12:32 AM 2258 reads 0 times favorited 55 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: what a wallup i got this week Part 3 of SHOP ALONG series Part 4: odyssey - some up some down »

the excitement having the first shop wall up and stable

was so much of a lift for me
i went out and started the spray booth
thinking 12’x16’ to be a good size
but laying out the plates for the walls
showed how much real estate that would take from the new shop
i scaled back to 10’x12’ and went to work

things were moving along at a daily pace that i could handle ok

it was while paneling these walls ‘outside’
that the DETOUR arrived
while happily working suddenly my mouth took a hit of pain
so strong it almost knocked me down
as some of you know
i have been having teeth removed for 8 months now
1 or two at a time at a clinic that takes low income patients
but just sent me home with no pain pills or antibiotics

well it was to late to get to the clinic
my throat was swelling and i couldn’t eat or drink
and had to lay on my side to keep the wind pipe open
from all the stuff clogging it up inside

the next morning i was the first to arrive at the dental clinic
and figured they would give me an antibiotic like they had the last time

i was rushed into a chair
and everyone there was oohing and awing over me
then informed me that the ambulance was on its way
my throat at this time was as big as my head from the swelling

the ambulance guys wanted $100 to take me to the hospital
which i had to sign for
but told them i needed my car to be at the hospital when i got released
or i would be stranded in espanola 30 miles from the car
and another 30 miles from my house
so i had to sign another ‘release form’ to drive myself in

as nobody i knew i was there it was just me and the staff
and a doctor that came in the first morning and squeezed my jaw with both hands
and asked me ‘how does that feel’ ?
well you know what i wanted to do with my foot between his legs
and see how that made him ‘feel’
the first 4 days and nights i couldn’t eat or drink a thing
yet they kept giving me big pills to swallow and as i couldn’t
they would grind them up and put them in yogurt or pudding
which of course i couldn’t swallow either

on the morning of the fourth day a ’ trial’ doctor showed up
and informed me that they had approved any meds i might need two days before
and i could have them every two hours all intravenously
‘why didn’t someone tell me’ i asked
‘it is a govt law that the patient must ask for pain medications’ says he
so every two hours i asked and received
i did drag my ‘tree’ that holds the drip stuff around to get some exercise
and wonderd about the patients passed out all the time in their beds
‘we didn’t give you anything as you were asleep when we came in’

well the morning of the fifth day i actually drank some coffee
and tried to eat some food

and as the swelling was going down
i discovered a shard of a tooth that had been removed a month before
sticking up from the gums right where the pain was
i was finally released that afternoon
so as i get dressed to work my way out of there
i discovered that in changing the sheets the ladies had also grabbed my white t-shirt
and taken it to the laundry
so i put my hospital gown back on
and said goodbye to all the nurses

and got in my car to go back to the dental clinic to have the shard removed

three miles down the road and my front tire blew out
so i turned around and changed the tire to the do-nut
with cars honking and smiles at the sight i must have presented
(maybe one escaped from the cuckoos nest)
thinking to limp into town and see about some tires

suddenly the guy that i had bought firewood from last year stops and says he has a brand new set of the same tire
and a gismo to change the rims he will sell me at a discount
all i need to do is go to the dental clinic and proceed to his house then on to mine
no shard new tires and a hospital gown (probably get a bill for $20,000 for it)
so off i go to meet the wizard skipping along merrily when i get about 5 miles further along
the do-nut blows out too
well it took the rest of the day to get a whole set of tires (not from the firewood guy
as i had to limp back into town on the do-nut rim)

anyway finally road ready again i came home with my mouth still hurting
and tried to sleep but kept sitting up waiting for morning to go to the clinic
as the shard was wobbling around with my tongue working it
i grabbed a pair of tweezers and just yanked it out myself

a little blood but the pain stopped cold
that was a week ago and i haven’t had any pain yet
and with the help of some friends that surrounded me like a quarterback
i have a new dentist that is willing to pull the remaining teeth
so i can get those choppers i have wanted for 2 years

what does this have to do with the spray booth you might ask
once i felt better it was back to work
and i completed the paneling and did a ceiling and paneled it too

the last 3 days i have been framing a temporary roof over it
that slants for water runoff

all hurricane clipped to keep the wind from taking it off

the wind was not helping at all as it was howling everyday
so until this morning the corrugated tin had to wait to be put on
which i did before dawn as soon as i could see out there
and the wind started again

as a way of keeping the birds and critters and the wind from lifting this temp roof off
i ‘skirted’ the opening between it and the main booth and used screws thru-out
like a back-up hurricane clip system

so i can simply unscrews it at some later date and have a flat shelf area there for storage
when i get to continue on the shop walls again
and can do a truss roof there finally

well here it is finally sealed up ready for the doors i will make and blog about soon too

then on to the interior appointments lights fumes extractor fan
and swing shelves for drying cab doors or flat stock

ooh …. in answer to the question
this is all made out of WOOD – 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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#1 posted 05-26-2013 12:40 AM

God bless you Patron, hang in there and keep fighting forward. Been going through tough trials also, just different, some health issues too. Looks great what you’ve got going, keep at it.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 05-26-2013 12:44 AM

thanks dan

funny how some lay back and wait
and some get up and help themselves

get well soon too

-- 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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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 05-26-2013 12:55 AM



You have been to HELL and Back… back to hell… and again!!

Glad you’re still ALIVE!!

Are you sure that ALL of your tires didn’t blowout?
... I haven’t had a Blowout in many many years… over 1/2 century…

You’ve made Super progress on your new shop!

Really looking GOOD!!

What are you going to do nest? ... work on the other outside walls?
Have you done a floorplan, etc. with Sketchup (or similar)?

I hope you feel better FAST!!

Thank you for the Update!

Take care.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 05-26-2013 01:00 AM

thanks joe

i had to laugh at this DETOUR myself
(now that things are clearing up some)

of course you haven’t had a blowout
home depot is 3 blocks away at your place

that’s like going to the outhouse around here

no plan yet just more shop room
will do french cleats for sure
and lower drawer cabs and counters (like for chop saw and any fence needs)
with shelves up higher

the plan right now is to get the spray booth up and running
to sell my tables and have some money to continue the shop build

-- 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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#5 posted 05-26-2013 01:16 AM

I’m glad the pain in the @$$, err toothache has subsided!!!
Stupid rules regarding pain meds, but understandable considering what some folks will do to feed their addiction!!!

Keep pushing on….
As that is the only way to progress!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 05-26-2013 01:22 AM

thanks son

i get inspiration from many posts
yours included

always upwards
always learning

keep on keeping on

-- 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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#7 posted 05-26-2013 01:34 AM

Way to go David. Good to see things are a bit better.
Your a bit more talkative and I will take that as a good sign.
Nice work.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#8 posted 05-26-2013 01:39 AM

patron you’ve been through the ringer lately.glad to hear your feeling better.

your making great progress,and doing some fine work.

thanks for sharing and god bless you.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 05-26-2013 01:42 AM

the words can roll out easier
with less teeth to block them dave

but the work goes on
with passion

watching jerry springer
is just not for me

hope things are good by you too

-- 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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#10 posted 05-26-2013 01:45 AM

David: You just road the train to hell and back, but what I admire is your calm persistence to get back to the project at hand. You have a high tolerance for pain, which is good for getting you thru these tough times. I am so glad you are getting back to normal.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#11 posted 05-26-2013 01:45 AM

sometimes the ringer is all that leads forwards white
we get thru the best we can
with what we have to work with

and bless you too

-- 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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#12 posted 05-26-2013 02:02 AM

You need to tell the story of the angles. That spray room is great. I’ll have to come try it out lol

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#13 posted 05-26-2013 02:02 AM

Dang David, If it weren’t for bad luck you wouldn’t have any luck at all!

Glad you survived that disaster with your sense of humor intact.

That tooth frag is common after removing broken teeth from horses and it is REALLY painful (as you well know).

Shop progress looks good. Wishing you better times from now on!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#14 posted 05-26-2013 02:05 AM

seems like you were in the twlite zone David , when it rains it pours and can go from sunshine to a strom in the same day , im glad you weathered it out my friend it was a bad day in paradise , but you have a accomplished a lot on your plan the booth is not as far from useing as it was yesterday so you are getting there , know you.ll be glad to get those teeth iand have that mess be hind ya ,looks like you will be having some decent weather too,it will always change that is why i never ever say it cant get no worse it always can espescially in a strom,glad to see yall back up and about

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#15 posted 05-26-2013 02:16 AM

good to hear don
i know you been thru it too lately
together we all help each other
glad things are better for us both

the story of the angles is the one before this one #2 in this series gary

anytime you feel like coming for a visit
and using the booth is fine
i look forwards to it
drag a big table while you are at it
there is room in there to do a great finish
ooh my man eddie

always with the clear thoughts and wishes
God love you brother

i finally got off all that over the counter meds i was on
and you warned me about
thanks for that
as you know that is all i could get for all these months

here is the piece that was buried for a month in the gums

it is 3/8” long 1/4”wide and 1/8” thick
sharp as broken glass all around
no wonder my mouth hurt so much

-- 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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