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Forum topic by cherylf posted 06-08-2009 01:50 PM 1187 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-08-2009 01:50 PM

Hi all!

Wow have I missed this place! I have been so busy with work and taking care of my new place that I haven’t had much time for a real life. My cats, however, brought my busy schedule to an abrubt end. Atleast for a week or so. This past Thursday a.m. I was washing dishes, half asleep, partly hungover and one of my cats (we’ll call her suspect A) jumped up on the counter and scared the shit out of me. Ofcourse I had the sharpest freakin’ knife I own in my hand so nice slice across the top of my left hand. So I bandaged it all up and went about my day. Later I was outside picking up limbs when it began to rain really hard. So I ran to the back porch (which is a really thick piece of concrete by the way) and as I’m running in the screen door suspect B darted in front of me and I landed knee first, skull second on that concrete slab. I had a massive goose egg on my forehead and a busted lip and a bumb knee. So four days later I still have a small bump on the head, black eye, swollen cheek and lip, knee and hand are much better though. Man, I swear these two must have taken out a life insurance policy on me. And I’m not so sure the chickens aren’t in on it too. They were all “whispery” when I went to feed them today. Hmmm…. On a lighter note, I have been using my pecan tree limbs to make some fun stuff. I’ll have to post pics soon, missed you all!!


-- I think I was a man in a previous life - why else would I be blonde and like beer!

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#1 posted 06-08-2009 02:06 PM

ouch. glad you are feeling better

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 06-08-2009 02:48 PM

Word has it, the neighbor dog put them up to it!

Looking forward to seeing the pics of your stuff!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 06-08-2009 03:00 PM

Thanks guys, I’m kinda getting in to this whole making stuff out of limbs. So far I made a cute plant stand and I’m working on a small table. I would love to make a headboard too. Anybody ‘round here work with this kinda stuff? Any tips? I also use the pieces I can’t make anything with in my new smoker. Pecan wood is a mild version of hickory (same family I think). I smoked a Boston Butt the other day. Yummy. Just trying to do my part with recycling.

-- I think I was a man in a previous life - why else would I be blonde and like beer!

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#4 posted 06-08-2009 05:03 PM

Get rid of the cats…. LOL…. When cats get in front of you they’re usually leading you to the food dish… Were you heading in that direction? I’m glad you’re ok….


-- Happy and safe woodworking,

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#5 posted 06-08-2009 06:58 PM

Glad you survived the plan for landlords to do you in. I myself have renegotiated my rental agreement with unlimited supply of chicken wings. OOPs don’t let them hear that… lol

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#6 posted 06-08-2009 07:25 PM

Promises…promises. Show me the projects. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 06-08-2009 08:06 PM

The cats just don’t want you to fix your chicken coop gate!

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

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#8 posted 06-09-2009 02:33 AM

I have the same thing with my dogs. I have 3 and Saturday they ran out the door hitting the back of my leg on the way and twisting my knee.

The 6 month old puppy, and we found out he was German Shep and Coyote. So I own a half Coyote (WOO HOO) well I left him outta the cage for the first time all day and went to work I came home tonight and he chewed a pillow off the couch. Stuffing everywhere.

I have some fence and some lumber I am making him a pen in the corner of the basement next week.

I spend at least 2 hours I guessed a day waiting for my dogs to move, they like doorways. Feeding, watering, letting them out….and generally having them under my feet. Not easy with a 95 lb, 75 lb and 50 and growing lb’er.

-- Measure once cut twice....oh wait....ooops.

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#9 posted 06-09-2009 02:41 AM

oh my gosh mike, I bitch about 9 lb. and 11 lb. furballs. LOL! I have been considering a border collie or two. I’m getting goats soon.

Kindlingmaker – yep, that gate is still as @#%$ed up as it was last time you heard from me. The chickens are on valium as we speak.

Life is good though, I have a black eye from hell, I went to the grocery store today and I know those girls were like, “oh my gawd, her man whipped her butt”, LOLOLOL if they only knew “my man” weighed 11 pounds!!!!!

-- I think I was a man in a previous life - why else would I be blonde and like beer!

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#10 posted 06-09-2009 03:21 AM

Beth, your cats aren’t trying to kill you just remind you that they come first. why would they want to kill you ? they might have to work for their food.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#11 posted 06-09-2009 08:55 AM

You’re lucky the cats haven’t kicked you out!! Stompiing all over them and such :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 06-14-2009 03:47 AM

watch out for those cats. my daughter has 5…..... have to watch out

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