I got LUCKY!!!

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Bill Hudson
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I got LUCKY!!!

Postby Bill Hudson » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:24 pm

Folks, clean up your shop area. I stepped down from a short step stool and tripped, going over backwards. I landed on the edge of a C-22 mounting bracket. The one that attaches to the torque tube. No serious injury, some blood - not a lot, but, boy does it hurt. If I had fallen just six inches to my left it would have been ugly - real quick.

This didn't have to happen! My Cub House is cluttered and doesn't need to be and shouldn't be. The irony is I was going to spend the day cleaning the Cub House. :D :D Now I get to clean it with a painful reminder to not let it get in this shape again.

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Re: I got LUCKY!!!

Postby Bob McCarty » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:26 pm

Bill, Sorry to hear about the injury, good advice on keeping the shop clean. Hope you heal quickly.

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Re: I got LUCKY!!!

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Jan 01, 2011 4:22 pm

Bill, sounds like you made a New Year's resolution today. :D
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Re: I got LUCKY!!!

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:45 pm

Sorry to hear about your "landing". Hope you're feeling better. Cub house looked neat and clean, last time I saw it! Ed
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Re: I got LUCKY!!!

Postby Winfield Dave » Sat Jan 01, 2011 7:22 pm

Bill...glad you are all right...thanks for reminding us all to be tidy...
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Re: I got LUCKY!!!

Postby Bigdog » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:40 am

Bill - we are glad to hear that you are not seriously injured! We all need to evaluate our shop and look for those hazards. Hope that you mend quickly!
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Re: I got LUCKY!!!

Postby Mr E » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:43 am

Bill, so glad you are OK. Thanks for the reminder to keep our clutter cleaned up.
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Re: I got LUCKY!!!

Postby danovercash » Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:47 am

I have had close calls too. I think the clutter is what keeps the thieves out, not worth the trouble of getting hurt to steal something. I do need to clean, organize and lock the doors!
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Re: I got LUCKY!!!

Postby Joe Malinowski » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:24 am

Ouch Bill glad you were not hurt too badly. As I have gotten older the clutter bothers me more, not that I don't let it get messy.
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