Getting my @ss kicked...
Last Post 06/07/2013 11:11 AM by ed custer. 12 Replies.
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huckleberry

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06/03/2013 09:26 AM
Had plans for a big ride on Saturday but fell through the second floor joists to the slab below as I am building my house this Summer.

Just f*cked up. Pretty bruised up, but the swelling of most body parts has reduced. My calf, jaw and bicep bore the majority of the fall. My calf was swollen to the size of a normal human calf ; ) Incredibly sore to the touch, but feeling much better this morning as I get ready to start again.

If interested in the progress of the project, check it out here - http://balkyhill.blogspot.com/

I rode the trainer yesterday and was much nicer than walking, so that's was good.

Regardless of the fall, this sh*t is taking its toll, and I've really just started...
THE SKINNY

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06/03/2013 09:48 AM
ouch. nice view.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
pikeHillRoad

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06/03/2013 09:58 AM
The construction is taking its toll? I bet, that is hard work when you are not used to it. You will have to get in shape for that, too. Personally, I think harvesting timber is perhaps the most tasking of those yard jobs. Absolutely deadly. Bucking and limbing are killer.

Is that Glacier Peak? Incredible view, and incredibly jealous of your Methow Valley location. Some day we might do something on the family plot outside of leavenworth, but it will be a while, and does not have your view!
huckleberry

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06/03/2013 10:19 AM
That's Oval Peak - it is a gorgeous view, and I believe will be worth the work ; )
Orange Crush

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06/03/2013 10:23 AM
The list of injuries + crashes this year continues. I believe I was one of the 1st ones with my snowy crash in Feb but it's a pretty long list by now. Hopefully you'll get over it quick.

Remember working in construction last Summer in high school. That was tough, hauling heavy stuff all day long.
vtguy

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06/03/2013 11:51 AM
Sorry to hear about your accident. Glad it wasn't worse. Hear quick!
C2K_Rider

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06/03/2013 12:10 PM
Wow, not good. Still, you are lucky nothing worse happened.

On your double wall cavity - are you filling with foam, cellulose or a combo? I was reading the new Fine Homebuilding Houses issue in which they have all ultra efficient houses. Many commented how difficult it was to seal up the envelope when not using sprayed foam. One that used dense pack cellulose said next time he'd tape the seams more before going to the caulking gun. They sealed before insulating (using a blower door several times in the process) but thought taping inside as well as out would be faster.
huckleberry

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06/03/2013 11:06 PM
Definitely appreciative of the fact that it could have been much worse - I am lucky!

2" of spray in foam, then most likely loose fill fiberglas, possibly cellulose.
SideBySide

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06/04/2013 12:32 AM
I'm glad to hear you are OK.
Today we had had a worker fall through the tongue and groove ceiling boards while installing an alarm system at our new, to us, house. He was luckier than you.
THE SKINNY

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06/04/2013 09:00 AM
did you end up with any deer hoof prints in the slab?
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
pikeHillRoad

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06/04/2013 09:42 AM
Oval Peak, Ahh... Ever been on top? Your view will definitely be worth it. Enjoy.

Also, too, glad you are not hurt.

79pmooney

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06/06/2013 10:42 PM
Huck, I've developed a new sympathy for you over the past 30 hours. Only I didn't get my ass kicked. Everywhere else, but my butt is intact!

Ben
zootracer

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06/07/2013 11:11 AM
You should thank your lucky stars for not breaking any bones. It could have been a lot worse...


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