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#5986 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted June 30, 2015 - 02:26 PM

My neck & shoulders are still slowly improving, but taking just one pain pill in the morning.  This awakening nerve in my shoulder/neck region is the culprit, but I'm actually truly being very careful not to strain things these days.....REALLY!   I use the cherry picker to lift all heavy stuff in the shop & haul stuff around outside with the FEL on my little Massey diesel.  Working smarter, not harder.  Most of my days start around 7am and I tire by 3 or 4pm.  Some hot days I break in the hottest part of the day, then resume some in the less hot evenings.  Not bad out at all the last couple days.  Been in the 70's to low 80's.


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Posted June 30, 2015 - 02:31 PM

My neck & shoulders are still slowly improving, but taking just one pain pill in the morning.  This awakening nerve in my shoulder/neck region is the culprit, but I'm actually truly being very careful not to strain things these days.....REALLY!   I use the cherry picker to lift all heavy stuff in the shop & haul stuff around outside with the FEL on my little Massey diesel.  Working smarter, not harder.  Most of my days start around 7am and I tire by 3 or 4pm.  Some hot days I break in the hottest part of the day, then resume some in the less hot evenings.  Not bad out at all the last couple days.  Been in the 70's to low 80's.

Sounds like you have it figured out! Wish I had a loader to use for lifting things. Your work day hours sound very near mine. By 4PM I am wore plumb out and looking for food!


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Posted June 30, 2015 - 02:39 PM

Being on Flomax for enlarged prostate, then on the pain killer, I REALLY have to watch it when working bent over and suddenly standing.  Both can cause dizziness upon standing up, and I had a couple or 3 dizzy spells today.  I had to sit very fast once as it was a bad one.  Flomax is bad enough with dizziness, but the combo is much worse.


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Posted June 30, 2015 - 03:44 PM

I have that dizziness issues when I get close to a roof edge!


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Posted June 30, 2015 - 04:04 PM

I have that dizziness issues when I get close to a roof edge!

You & me both my friend!  Or too high up on anything!


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Posted June 30, 2015 - 04:34 PM

I can go pretty high, it's just the edge issues here. I was on top of the garage earlier.  My ladder goes to about 23' and I can handle that. But I trust that ladder!!!!!


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Posted June 30, 2015 - 04:37 PM

I can go pretty high, it's just the edge issues here. I was on top of the garage earlier.  My ladder goes to about 23' and I can handle that. But I trust that ladder!!!!!

 

Oh I trust my ladder....I just don't trust ME!  :smilewink:


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Posted June 30, 2015 - 05:05 PM

I have been all the way to the top of this one in an A-frame configuration several times. Been to the top as a regular ladder (23') several times. But, put me on a roof 8' off the ground and I will back off.


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Posted June 30, 2015 - 06:23 PM

Hate ladders. Don't mind heights. Figure that out. The transition from the ladder to the roof and the other way around. I usually have to change my underwear after doing that. Once I am on the roof I am OK.
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Posted June 30, 2015 - 06:34 PM

Hate ladders. Don't mind heights. Figure that out. The transition from the ladder to the roof and the other way around. I usually have to change my underwear after doing that. Once I am on the roof I am OK.

Other way around here! On the ladder I'm fine, on the roof, not so fine!


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Posted June 30, 2015 - 06:36 PM

I don't do roofs so well anymore either.  I used to do it fine, but not once I got older.


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Posted June 30, 2015 - 06:37 PM

I think the glasses have something to do with it!


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Posted June 30, 2015 - 07:54 PM

I think the glasses have something to do with it!

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Posted July 01, 2015 - 04:48 AM

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Wrong glasses, Willie. Eyeglasses!


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Posted July 01, 2015 - 07:16 AM

I used to be like a monkey on ladders or up in trees trimming. Now not so much. I was up cleaning gutters on the 2 story farmhouse with step roof last weekend and though to myself, it's time for the boy to start doing this.


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