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Wileyrat 04-18-14 07:56 PM

My wife's description of me (while I was there)
 
So, my wife and one of her friends were doing bead crafting a couple of days ago when I showed my wife my newest ouchie done while polishing my cranks ( I managed to run into the grinding wheel on the other side with my wrist while polishing a crank arm on my bench grinder).

Here's what she said to her friend. "He was an expert skier in Washington, he even tought expert level skiing as an instructor. He's a really good bike rider, he's a really fast road rider and he rides mountain bikes, but he can't walk from one end of the house to the other without hurting himself.

I"m not sure if I like that or not.:notamused:

CB HI 04-18-14 08:14 PM

So start riding your bicycle through the house. How could your wife complain since it is safer for you.

qcpmsame 04-19-14 06:16 AM

Welcome to my world!, not a skier by any stretch of my vivid imagination,(it isn't really conducive to snow skiing here in Florida,) but I work in dangerous conditions every day and come through fairly unscathed, I cannot make it a day without cutting, scrapes, bruises or falling somewhere in my own home. Maybe CB has a good idea, I could set up some beams and other things from a jobsite here n the house and..............

Bill

rdtompki 04-19-14 06:23 AM

I hope you have a single story house. I would stay off ladders!

NOS88 04-19-14 06:41 AM

I don't know, you lost sympathy from me when you said you were "polishing your crank." ;)

Rogan 04-19-14 06:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NOS88 (Post 16684538)
I don't know, you lost sympathy from me when you said you were "polishing your crank." ;)

The "polishing my crank" statement caught my attention also. Were you engaged in that activity in the presence of your wife's friend also ? :eek: Just curious.

doctor j 04-19-14 07:15 AM

Klutz:p

Wileyrat 04-19-14 11:33 AM

Tough crowd...Buncha dirty old men. :lol:

FBinNY 04-19-14 02:33 PM

Save that and remind her if she asks that you do a home repair like going up a ladder to clear leaves out of the rain gutters. Tell her it's just too dangerous, and go for a bike ride instead, all in the name of safety.

rubic 04-19-14 03:04 PM

Using a bench grinder to polish your cranks has me a bit confused.

FBinNY 04-19-14 04:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rubic (Post 16685465)
Using a bench grinder to polish your cranks has me a bit confused.

Probably with a polishing wheel instead of a grinding wheel on the one side.

John E 04-19-14 04:33 PM

My wife is a professional artist (oil paints, some watercolors) and amateur ballerina. She long ago realized that I am a natural klutz, and there is little to be done about it.

Biker395 04-19-14 07:02 PM

^ Great responses up there.

Here's what one of my friends said about me:

"You'll outlive us all if you don't kill yourself first."

Wileyrat 04-19-14 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FBinNY (Post 16685585)
Probably with a polishing wheel instead of a grinding wheel on the one side.


That's what I was doing. I was moving the crank arm around when I tried to grind off my wrist.

qcpmsame 04-19-14 07:15 PM

This is going to get really good with this last post, mental images are going down hill really fast now....................

Bill

doctor j 04-19-14 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wileyrat (Post 16686008)
That's what I was doing. I was moving the crank arm around when I tried to grind off my wrist.

Visions of Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor...

JohnJ80 04-19-14 08:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rubic (Post 16685465)
Using a bench grinder to polish your cranks has me a bit confused.

I think that means he was trying to prove how much tougher he is than the rest of us. Me? I'd never do that. That would hurt.

J.

Zinger 04-20-14 03:53 PM

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I've raked some fingers like that. It's certainly a wake-up call.

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Just be glad you didn't have one of these bolted on.

rydabent 04-21-14 07:48 AM

Thanks--------------I got my morning giggle with this thread. :)

John_V 04-21-14 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CB HI (Post 16683984)
So start riding your bicycle through the house. How could your wife complain since it is safer for you.

Too Funny! :roflmao2:

rumrunn6 04-21-14 02:42 PM

your wife still has nice things to say about you. be glad. mine ran out a long time ago.

berner 04-21-14 03:34 PM

Some play golf and some polish their cranks. I don't pretend to understand everything in the universe. I just have confidence it will all be fine in the end.

FBinNY 04-21-14 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 16690544)
your wife still has nice things to say about you. be glad. mine ran out a long time ago.

Ran out, as in left for good? Or simply ran out of nice things to say about you?

Wildwood 04-28-14 04:57 PM

You should spend more time skiing and riding. Crystal Mt was good yesterday - for a Spring ski day.

Wileyrat 04-28-14 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wildwood (Post 16710195)
You should spend more time skiing and riding. Crystal Mt was good yesterday - for a Spring ski day.

Man, This late in April, that had to be Crystal's last weekend.


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