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Old 04-26-2004, 11:39 PM   #1
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So I'm working in the garage over the weekend to try and get two of my eight-thousand current simultaneous projects done, this to run wiring to some wall-sconce boxes down the side wall of the garage, for hanging some old illuminated subway signs, etc. Am spending a lot of time racing up and down a little three-step ladder to snake wiring through the studs near ceiling level, pull it through, get down, move along 10 feet, climb ladder, pull it further, etc. I am working my way down the side wall of the garage from the back corner to the front corner. I will soon learn that it would have been better to start at the front instead.

The garage wall is unfinished on the inside at the moment, with exposed studs and nails and such that spiders love to build webs in. Oh, shoot, there'* another big one up near the ceiling, right where I need to pull the wires. Well, no problem, I'll just take this old shop rag, sprint up the stepladder and ***KUNNNGGG***...

What I hadn't noticed as I worked my way down the side of the garage was that I was getting closer and closer to the suspended ends of the overhead door tracks, which end in mid-air about three feet down from the ceiling, suspended by large and very immovable steel brackets, one of which yours truly attempted to move anyway, using the side of his head while racing up the stepladder.

Not sure why I didn't fall off the ladder at that point, but did have a real Warner Brothers moment for a while there, like when Tweety hits Sylvester the Cat with a frying pan. Staggered around the garage for a while as little birdies twittered in my head, and finally went indoors for a closer look.

Final inspection showed no head damage other than a hefty cut on the side, no concussion, and I think it even got me expedited service at the Chinese takeout that evening. ("Let'* serve the man with the dried blood on his head first, and maybe he'll leave...") The moral is, Always Look Up when Climbing a Ladder... or perhaps it'* just Don't Let Andy Rewire Your Garage...
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home is where the harm is

sorry to hear about your head, BTDT lots LOL

******hands you an ice pack******
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Benn there, done that!! Gotta laugh at it, (so the people laughing at you don't seem so evil)
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Seriously though, Watch For Low Flying Inanimate Objects
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Seriously though, Watch For Low Flying Inanimate Objects
Crybaby? Nah... I did wonder where all them twittering little birdies were coming from, though...
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sorry to hear about your dilemma but the way you told it made me laugh. Sorry! That made my day. The little birdies was the clincher.
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