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    The Rule of Threes

    Sunday the slithery thing in the attic eluded two of us and disappeared into the insulation. Yesterday I lost a filling and spent an uncomfortable couple of hours at the dentist. Today I was cleaning the gutters, slipped off the ladder and landed on the deck railing, breaking two ribs and getting a little sample of how the professional bull riders must feel when they get stomped by big one. Hurts to breathe or move, but ....thank you Vicodin!!

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    OUCH ,sorry to hear that Ted. Heal quickly, and stay off those ladders, getting old isn't for wimps.
    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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    Coming soon to a theatre near you...

    'Snakes in the attic'
    Based on a true story---
    A disaster film that will knock your fillings out, with rib shattering scenes of gutter life & drug abuse that's 'off the rails'....

    Critic review> not worth buying the DVD...the price of admission once, is more than enough!


    Heal fast Ted
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    Ah the cost of "residual self-image". I have grown cautious in my older age. I have found that statements like "oh, I can do that" and "sure, no problem" are based on a residual image of myself at 30-something. For example; I am in here typing this because I am taking a break halfway through the first phase of drilling out some dog-holes in a current oproject. Now if my dad who is 30 years older than me would just start listening to that little voice . . . .
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    Don't make him laugh Ken, it will hurt sorry for the ill fates Ted, hope the pain goes quickly, falls HURT

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    WOW Ted that sucks. Heal fast Buddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    Coming soon to a theatre near you...

    'Snakes in the attic'
    Based on a true story---
    A disaster film that will knock your fillings out, with rib shattering scenes of gutter life & drug abuse that's 'off the rails'....

    Critic review> not worth buying the DVD...the price of admission once, is more than enough!
    Heal fast Ted
    OWWW....

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    last time I cleaned my gutters I sprained my ankle slightly.

    that was it, I purchased covers for them, around 2 years ago, they never clog up anymore, and if I need too, I just take a broom and reach up and brush off any branches near the gutters.
    Human Test Dummy

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    Three is enough!

    One would have been for me! A slithery thing anywhere in the house would have me living elsewhere until the house was burned to the ground and rebuilt!
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    So sorry Ted.

    I have also started listening to that little voice as well Glenn. Best thing I ever purchased was an attachment for my leaf blower for cleaning out the gutters so I don't have to get on the roof. The wife actually prodded me into getting it a few years ago. Being the pragmatic person she is she pointed out it would be a lot cheaper than an ER visit or death!
    Last edited by John Daugherty; 04-22-2015 at 02:57 PM.

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