please excuse my lack of caps, and any typos.......

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by kfox75, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    you may notice over the next week or that my posts are lacking in capitalization, and more typos than usual. no, i am not posting from bizarro land. l kind of had a minor acciden last night while loading the trailer for a run to the house in erie.

    2 days ago, i cleaned out my storage unit, and transfered it to my uncle so he could pack up some of his belongings for long term storage. as a result, i had a partial load on the trailer and my security deposit, so i figured it would be a good idea to load the truck and fill up the trailer for a run with some of the smaller, odd shaped, and un-needed items from the apartment to the new place. here's where things went bad.

    i had, unintentionally, loaded the areas around both of the trailer gates to the point that it would have been a serious pita to move things to load the center of the trailer with a couple of heavy items. as i wheeled my 33 gallon, twin cylinder air compressor out of the garage, my daughter and i figured we could lift it up over the rail (2 feet, 8 inches above the ground) onto the deck, and set it in the middle above the axle. all was going well, she had the handle, and cleared the rail with no problem after lifting it up over said rail. i had to shidt my grip to the bottom of the tank to clear the wheels, so i did. all was going well until the wheels cleared the rail, and the weight of the compressor shifted forward. :eek:

    I will start by saying erica and the compressor were both unhurt, her being the higher priority of the 2. i was bable to get my right hand clear without injury, but the left was in the wrong spot at the wrong time. the compressor came down on my ring, middle, and index fingers. my ring and index fingers are just a little sore, and slightly bruised. the middle finger got thr worst of it, as it was in the center of the bottom of the tank.

    The tank fell onto my fingers, pinned them to the rail, then slid forward to the deck. the epidermal skin layer was peeled off of the dermal layer from the top knucle of the underside (finger pad) all the way up to the tip of the nail, and pretty much crushed in the process. on the bright side, it does not seem to be broken, just with an immense, open blood blister. sorry to the sickos out there that would love to see pics. i am at the apartment in ny, and my camera is in erie at the moment.

    as a result, i am doing most of my typing with one hand right now, and it is a serious pita given that i usually use both hands to do so (especially when i forget, and try to type with the fingers on the left. :eek::eek: d@mn typing class.) just figured i would put this out there before any wtf moments arose, and before the grammar nazis tried to send me out for "re-education". just wanted to give y'all a heads up.

    on the bright side, i am 1 load away from moved in at the new house. the only bad part to this is that most of what is left is appliances. looks like i'll have to spring for a pizza and a case at both ends for the load and unload of the heavy stuff.

    catch up with you guys later.
     
  2. Highpower

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    Ouch! Sorry to hear that, but I'm glad it wasn't worse than it is. Judging by some of the other posts out there, you'll still be head and shoulders above them being limited to typing with one hand. :D Don't sweat it.

    Oh, and remember..... always secure your load.

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  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Ouch !................Get Well Soon...........
     
  4. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    LOL! reminds me of a friend of mine when he went to court over an unsecured load ticket. his argument: but your honor, the load didn't fall off. even when i hit the house. :confused:

    i don't know what scares me more. the fact that he got the charge dropped, or the fact that i share the roads with him. :eek:
     
  5. Airborne1

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    Everything happens for a reason. I hope you heal up soon.
    As for a possible reason......... Maybe it will keep you from cursing someone on here up one side and down the other. Just trying to give you a little laugh Bud!
     
  6. rjd3282

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    Hope it gets better soon. At least now we know you didn't have a stroke.
     
  7. rn-cindy

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    Your all good....The punctuation police dont get moving around on here until after 5pm....Your doing better than me anyhow...and i dont have an excuse...lol. Glad your Daughter didnt get hurt..as for you...skin grows back...compressor parts dont......:D
     
  8. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    thanks bud. it worked.

    not yet anyways......... ;)

    sad part is, i'm usually not on here until after 1900 hours. the fact that my daughter is unhurt is the main thing for me. i walk with a limp in part from running myself over while loading a car onto a tow dolly during my parents move to ny from nc. one of the rear shocks pulled my kneecap on my left leg over to the side of the knee when i slipped and the car came off the dolly. me being the person ia am, with a very high pain tolerance, i pushed the knee cap back in place, wrapped it with an ace bandage, and dad and i got the car on the dolly and left for ny. 2 days later, i couldn't even stand, and mom and dad rushed me to the local er down the street (been a bit of a regular there in the years since, given that it is a 200 yard walk, drive, crawl, ect. from ny apartment.) where i got my azz chewed by thr doctor after informing him that it was my choice to come here rather than treat it the base hospital in nc.

    as far as the compressor goes, i am more concerned about the rain we drove through (wasn't raining until we hit the pa border, so it was an untarped load) on the way down. i think i'll leave it and the jump box\battery charger unplugger for the next week or so to let them dry out. don't need eloctroshock therapy yet IMHO. other folk's opinions OTOH..... ;)
     
  9. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Just glad your ok!!! Baby that hand for a bit, Ok?


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  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Ouch!!!!:(

    yep, i know that hurt, but it will heal up. get to feeling better.

    hang in there brother Fox. just look at the bright side. you're almost moved!:D:D
     
  11. Point6liter

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    Hope it heals up quickly for you. In the mean time, post a pic of that filet-o-finger when you get a chance. Best wishes.
     
  12. WebleyFosbery38

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    Sorry to hear about that K, to much moving crap for you in the last couple months, sooner or later your bound to give blood to the cause, its impossible to avoid unless your hanging out in a lounger and work behind a desk. Hope you heal quick, I get what your saying even if your punctuation isnt perfect, NY misses ya already bro!
     
  13. Franklin1995

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    Glad to hear you're okay but..... pics or it didn't happen :D
     
  14. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    very true axxe, very true. 2 more days and i am done.

    sickos. :p if i could just figure out what i did with that micro sd card adapter, pics would already be up (got a couple real nice ones on my cell). i'll get on that pic friday or saturday.

    old saying among me and my friends. if one of us doesn't bleed on it, it is bound to fail. it seems to work with cars, maybe it will work with moves as well. ;) in the office, the paper cut is the blood sacrifice.

    hell, ny ain't gonna miss me that much. after all, i'm only an hour further down the road, and i will have to come up and visit with friends and family from time to time. just do me a favor. now that i'm gone make sure cuomo is not re-elected please. one term with him running the place was bad enough.
     
  15. Mercator

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    Every bleeding stops, eventually. :D

    Get well. Next time, work gloves.
     
  16. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I assume you are meaning it either clots or you run out :eek:
     
  17. Mercator

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    Yep... Learned the hard way to wear gloves...
     
  18. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    So, did it eventually clot or did you run out :D
     
  19. Mercator

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    No, just about like fox
     
  20. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Just wondering - I have had people tell me about the time they got "electrocuted" :rolleyes: