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Garage door -1 , my fucking face -0

tubtar Jan 2, 2021

  1. tubtar

    tubtar high caliber consecrator Moderator Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Well , 2021 arrived with the expectations of improvement.
    2020 finished strong , with me landing a new job and things stabilizing on the fiscal front after a very weird and sketchy year.
    I spent New Year's day in the garage taking apart a K member for a 1980 Volare wagon project that I am picking away on.
    Think front sub frame.
    It carries the suspension components , hubs , brakes etc. and bolts to the car cradling the engine.
    The car I have is a slant six , and rather than use a conversion kit , I opted to find a used V-8 piece and go through it , replacing everything but the K member itself and upper and lower control arms.
    I just finished cleaning and arranging my garage , only to make a colossal mess in half of it.
    But I was carrying the two brake calipers to where I have a growing pile of metal that will be scrapped when I am done and hooked my right foot on either a floor jack or snow blower.
    I had to step in between them .
    Walking with my usual confidence / obliviousness , I did not see that coming.
    And went head long into the door.
    Both hands were holding a cast iron brake caliper , and I can see where they impacted the door...........it is an insulated aluminum door.
    My face..........my upper lip and mouth specifically , hit one of the ribs that run the width of the door.
    Those ribs are not there for your pleasure.
    No , they are there to strengthen the door and prevent it from buckling.
    They performed admirably.
    I thought for sure I was going to come away with a Bobby Clarke smile , but got lucky.
    Just a fat lip and wounded pride.
    The little finger on my left hand got smashed , and I am hoping that it will return to being the useful digit I have come to know and love by Tuesday night.............I attend a regular bluegrass jam and my playing sucks enough without a physical impediment.
    My right knee ?
    I don't know what it hit , but it removed flesh through canvas work pants and i am hobbling around like Ken Curtis in the television series " Gunsmoke ".
    But it is too early to attach any long term significance to this mishap.
    I am going to file it away under " shit happens " until I see a trend.
    And if shit continues to happen , I will keep writing 2020 as the date until I see a reversal of fortunes.
    Happy New Year , mi Amigos.
     
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    crogers Magnus advocatus diaboli Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Well, a Bobby Clarke smile ain't so bad...

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    Oh, wait... you MEAN this one?

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  3. tubtar

    tubtar high caliber consecrator Moderator Super Moderator Brigade Member

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    Yeah............that one. :bwah::bwah::bwah:
     
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