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Taildragger
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"toxic masculinity personified"
Nov 5th, 2017 06:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Backwards off an 8-footer. Luckily, all I did was mildly sprain my ankle and a bruise my butt. Coulda been far worse: broken arm, shoulder, hip, back or neck...fractured skull with a side of subdural hematoma...death...


I credit surfing balance for enabling me to salvage the best possible "landing" (the judges gave me 7.5, 7.0 and 8.0) and my dogs for helping keep my bones strong by walking me a couple miles every day.

Yeah, yeah, I know: at 68, I don't belong anywhere near a ladder. Scold away, anyone so inclined.

All I can say is, illusions of youth and vitality die hard.

So that's my drama for today...

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Nov 5th, 2017 06:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Glad you survived with minor injuries. I need to climb up on the roof of my RV to replace a cracked vent. There's a ladder attached to the rig and getting up there is easy enough, it's the going back down that's a challenge...

SandBagger
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Texas

Enjoy Every Popsicle
Nov 5th, 2017 06:43 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

blah, blah, blah.....

All we want to know.....Was it a Werner® ladder?

mfitz804
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Our resident rational liberal
Nov 5th, 2017 06:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I represented a client who had a similar fall. He felt the ladder going and decided to jump off, resulting in a trimalleolar ankle fracture.

It failed to heal after a couple of surgeries and he wound up with a below the knee amputation.

So yeah, you’re lucky even if it doesn’t feel that way.

jazzguy

Philly, B-3 Capital

don't dream it be it
Nov 5th, 2017 08:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, well I kissed a girl and I liked it.
Love,
Katy Perry

ps, glad yer semi ok
p double s, there's an ...agger in every
thread.
p triple s, spell check..



(This message was last edited by jazzguy at 10:20 PM, Nov 5th, 2017)

mfitz804
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Our resident rational liberal
Nov 5th, 2017 08:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

“There's a ladder attached to the rig and getting up there is easy enough, it's the going back down that's a challenge...”

Going back down is easy, it’s the landing that can be hard!!!

littleuch
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Florida

I'm not as clever as my dog thinks
Nov 5th, 2017 09:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Old guys don't feel it for a day or two.

Best wishes.

GeezerTee
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Carried by no angel

but sumpter mule and ferrier.
Nov 5th, 2017 09:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Falling hurts!!

--Simon Cowell



Taildragger
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"toxic masculinity personified"
Nov 5th, 2017 11:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks, all.

My pride is hurt more than anything (so far as I can tell).

Lucky I don't take that all that seriously...

Pinetree
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NW Pennsylvania

Nov 6th, 2017 03:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Werner ladders used to be made just down the road from here up until they went belly up.



Leftee
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Fear the Klinkhammer
Nov 6th, 2017 04:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Keep climbing ladders until you can’t.

Glad you weren’t seriously hurt.

MJB
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Who's we sucka?

Smith, Wesson and me.
Nov 6th, 2017 05:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Man's got to know his limitations."

-Dirty Harry


Glad you're mostly OK.

WireDog
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Nov 6th, 2017 06:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The moment I read the title I thought to myself that your surfer reflexes surely must have kicked in. And they did!

Glad it wasn't really bad. Heal well and get back out there!

tahitijack
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Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
Nov 6th, 2017 07:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I told you it was too soon to put up Christmas lights.

Glad you are OK!

RKSTRAT
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"Clapton is Good"
Nov 6th, 2017 08:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I need to clean the dryer vent once a year. I set up my aluminum A-frame ladder on a level surface and go up about 5 steps. I can hang onto the gutter for stabilization. If I start to fall, I can also grab the gutter and hang on.....until someone finds me :-).

Taildragger
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USA

"toxic masculinity personified"
Nov 6th, 2017 08:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Well, on the bright side, the bruise on my butt has inspired a new metal band name: "Ass-Knot".

Kinda catchy, doncha think?

digiboy

New York City

Nov 6th, 2017 08:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Glad it wasn't more serious and you are OK.

My balance/coordination has never been good for climbing stuff. I don't even like those tiny winding staircases like they have on boats.



GeezerTee
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Carried by no angel

but sumpter mule and ferrier.
Nov 6th, 2017 12:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ass-Knot what your country can do for you...

(This message was last edited by GeezerTee at 02:11 PM, Nov 6th, 2017)

mfitz804
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Staten Island, NY

Our resident rational liberal
Nov 6th, 2017 12:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Ass-Knot what your country can do for you..."

This is just pure genius...

Dolemite

What It Was!

Fairly Unbalanced
Nov 6th, 2017 12:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Glad you didn't hit your head. Would have cracked the driveway!

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