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    suffering for the wife

    We have a nice deck on the side of our house. Unfortunately, one of the deck boards was cut a bit short and the end screws didn't bite into anything underneath. Now that end is curling up. Only took 20 years to decide to do that. Wife kept tripping on it an, of course, complaining. So, me being the good guy, and harrassed hubby, decided to finaly fix it. Simple fix. I thought. Plan was to cut a hunk of treated 2x6, screw to existing joist to give the deck screws something to screw into. Okay, first problem, my torn up old shoulders could not hold the drill in place to start the screws. So, back in shop on the bench I started the screws. Back under the deck. Still could not get a good hold to start the screws. Intending to go back to shop, I hit my head on a joist, went down face first, whacked my arm, lost my drill and cap, laying in weeds, probably poison ivy, arm hurts and is bloody. Struggle up, gather up cap and drill, stumble out to regroup. Decide to pre-drill all holes. Go back, cannot hold wood in place overhead. Thinking about alternatives, like clamps. Thunder starts, rain starts. Good excuse to quit and cry on y'alls shoulders.
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    Wow Frank ..I guess things can only get better and I hope they do for you!
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    Momma said there'd be days like this...gotta be better tomorrow.

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    Yep, at least it can only look up from here!!!

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    Sure sucks getting old. Stuff that we hardly gave a thought to a few years ago turn into projects from hell. That will teach you to succumb to wife pressure brother Frank...
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    No good deed goes unpunished. Take a pageout of my book, Frank. Ask for help. When youu can't, you can't No shame there. Frustration, yes. Bite the bulletin, my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    Yep, at least it can only look up from here!!!

    https://youtu.be/WQlImg2bm28
    That's good. And from my era.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Reed View Post
    No good deed goes unpunished. Take a pageout of my book, Frank. Ask for help. When youu can't, you can't No shame there. Frustration, yes. Bite the bulletin, my friend.
    I'll take one more shot at it. If that fails I'll call a younger friend to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    Sure sucks getting old. Stuff that we hardly gave a thought to a few years ago turn into projects from hell. That will teach you to succumb to wife pressure brother Frank...

    Yeah, but it still beats NOT getting old!

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    Could have been worse...could have been a snake under there. One more shot should get it done. Tomorrow is another day.

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