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12-08-2009 12:21 PM

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Talk about shit happening in threesomes. Saturday we went to my grandsons BD party. Got in the truck and started to the party and turned the heater on… heat. Resistor went out. Saturday evening, Wife was going to watch TV in living room while I watched Football games on Tv in bedroom. TV went out. Sunday Morning I took the dog out for her morning walk and as I got to the bottom of the handicapped ramp I built last year for my wife, I slipped on a bit of Ice. My feet went flying out from under me and that was it.

I thought I had a sprained ankle. But after several doctors visits and X-rays yesterday I found out that I had actually broke my ankle and will have to have surgery next Monday to put in a plate and screws. No walking on it for 7 to 8 weeks.

Oh well, I guess I’ll be able to spend more time on LJ’s so I won’t get bored. Now me and the wife are both chasing each other around the house in wheel chairs. “What a pair” as she says.

Oh and as for the TV. My stepkids got together and brought over a 52” bigscreen last night that my stepson had just replaced. Said they knew we could not get by with only one TV and both of us being here together 24/7. Told us “Merry Christmas” as they left.

I guess things will work out in the end.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 12-08-2009 12:25 PM

ouch!! guess you will have to do some whittling!

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

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#2 posted 12-08-2009 12:29 PM

Might be a good time to get out the carving tools and start learning to carve some stuff. Good idea Dan.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 12-08-2009 01:19 PM

isn’t life interesting.
silver lining – you are ok.. you’re having wheelchair fun, and you have a tv :)

glad you are OK. other than the ankle bit

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 12-08-2009 01:40 PM

Hey CabinetMaster,

As I was reading your post I was thinking the same thing…. For the next few weeks some carving projects would be the way to go.. ;-)

Sorry to hear about the ankle… But true like MsDebbieP says we are glad your OK

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#5 posted 12-08-2009 01:53 PM

Sorry to hear abut your accident.

So sharpen up them chisels first, & then start carving.

Time flies when your carving, I know it does for me.

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

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#6 posted 12-08-2009 02:20 PM

As I was reading your turn of events, I was reminded that life can always be worse. But, as was noted above, there is a silver lining in dark clouds. Get well soon and enjoy the holidays. Remember – no drinking and driving those wheelchairs!

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#7 posted 12-08-2009 02:25 PM

jerry ,
sorry to hear about the ankle ,
you take it easy !

it does sound like a good opportunity ,
for you and the wife ,
to get to know each other !(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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#8 posted 12-08-2009 02:31 PM

Been there, seen it, done it! I was laid up 10 weeks after my foot surgery. Yes you will get caught up on LJ’s and then some. Good luck and wishing you a quick recovery.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 12-08-2009 02:55 PM

Heal quick and chip carving works at the dining room table, (Don’t pay any attention to the crunchy things in the mashed potatoes).

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#10 posted 12-08-2009 03:11 PM

Jerry, Sorry to hear about your ankle…..Ouch!....but glad you can keep a positive outlook on things. Take it easy for now and hope you have a fast recovery. Let me know if there is anything I can help you with as far as woodworking goes. (I’m not that far away). Anything you need to get finished before you’re back on your feet? ......And No wheel chairs races in the house! lol.

-- John @

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#11 posted 12-08-2009 03:35 PM

Sorry to hear about your rough day Jerry, but after you heal up. you’ll have a new job, Weatherman. My Dad broke his ankle in 3 places about 35 years ago. He can always tell when it’s gettin’ ready to rain.

-- Rick

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#12 posted 12-08-2009 03:51 PM

Well Jerry sorry don’t feel too bad they told me in a couple of weeks you’ll be back on your feet I am going on 6 weeks and it looks like another 4 weeks yet.

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#13 posted 12-08-2009 04:46 PM

Jerry, maybe a video of wheel chair races would be in order. Sorry to here of your struggles. Somehow things have a way of getting better. Sounds like it’s already started, thanks to the kids.

Now we expect a lot of wisdom from you here since you have all this extra time.

Good Luck


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#14 posted 12-08-2009 05:14 PM

Aren’t you glad that the broken ankle is the third and not the first problem. Sorry to hear about your mishap but at the same time glad it was an ankle and not your skull or femur. As has been pointed out there are other things to do and with the holidays coming up you probably are going to be involved in some things to help the time speed by. please don’t overlook the chance to share your experiences, and lessons learned. And don’t forget tp share you progress, good or bad, we all will be watching for your posts.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#15 posted 12-08-2009 05:16 PM

Thanks for all the words of encouragement. My wife and I both got a good chuckle from the responses. Not much room in here to have wheel chair races though. I wll try and do some carving though. Be a good time to try and learn to use some tools I have and never used…..........LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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