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On February 12, 2018 at 2:36 AM, Troutgirl said:

I'm glad you did relatively well given the gravity of the situation! What about the tree? Has it been reduced to pulp?

Pulp - no.  When I was able to get back on the tractor months later, I moved the tree nearer the house. It's a reminder to be thankful just to be alive. 

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3 hours ago, Benbocat said:

Prayers sent for you, family, and medical staff. Keep up that positive attitude.

Thanks!

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3 hours ago, ProTek said:

How are you doing now my friend?

Hi BossMan, doing great. Chronic pain and increasing arthritis and stiffness in joints, especially the three broken and several crushed vertabrae.  But so lucky, and thankful, to be alive. Neurosurgeon said it was a miracle to live through it, and to still have use of hands, arms, legs, eyes, etc.  

 

I now now get to do more fun things in the workshop. Time that I previously spent fishing, hunting, hiking, archery, horseback riding, golfing, camping. Can't do those hard things anymore but there are so many interesting things to do! Never was enough time to do all those hobbies but got good doses of all, and now time for other things. 

 

Still have the farm. Cattle and horses don't seem to mind that I move so much slower. But I can get on and off the tractor. 

 

Sold the log splitter. Still strong enough to lift but can't take the repetitious bending, lifting, stacking. We have four fireplaces and two woodburning stoves, so now buy firewood from a logger friend.  

 

I'm now on several woodworking, furniture making forums. First ever forum was Tennessee Anglers - it is still my favorite and the best. So well managed and maintained, clean of junk and porn, and the participants are solid, helpful good folks sharing many things, but linked first by our love of fishing. 

 

Jamie, great job with the TA forum. And thanks for checking on me. It made my day. Frank

 

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2 hours ago, Fland49 said:

Hi BossMan, doing great. Chronic pain and increasing arthritis and stiffness in joints, especially the three broken and several crushed vertabrae.  But so lucky, and thankful, to be alive. Neurosurgeon said it was a miracle to live through it, and to still have use of hands, arms, legs, eyes, etc.  

 

I now now get to do more fun things in the workshop. Time that I previously spent fishing, hunting, hiking, archery, horseback riding, golfing, camping. Can't do those hard things anymore but there are so many interesting things to do! Never was enough time to do all those hobbies but got good doses of all, and now time for other things. 

 

Still have the farm. Cattle and horses don't seem to mind that I move so much slower. But I can get on and off the tractor. 

 

Sold the log splitter. Still strong enough to lift but can't take the repetitious bending, lifting, stacking. We have four fireplaces and two woodburning stoves, so now buy firewood from a logger friend.  

 

I'm now on several woodworking, furniture making forums. First ever forum was Tennessee Anglers - it is still my favorite and the best. So well managed and maintained, clean of junk and porn, and the participants are solid, helpful good folks sharing many things, but linked first by our love of fishing. 

 

Jamie, great job with the TA forum. And thanks for checking on me. It made my day. Frank

 

Awesome news Frank. I admire your attitude and drive 

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Thanks Frank. I truly look up to you and often read your words of wisdom and stories. Those who haven’t, should.

I wonder (and worry at times) about all of my friends here on TA.

Though I never did move down, y’all got a little piece of me by winning my heart. Nobody could ask for better bunch. I really do need to start spending some time down there every year. Clean the soul some.

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Hey Frank, 

 

Great news to see you move that tree this time...

 

I haven't been on this website in a very long time, I have slowed down tremendously, just thinking about putting my boat in the water gets me tired enough to sleep all day....but, its been over a year and gonna get it done.  

 

Looking to do a little more driving around local this spring and summer, maybe look for real old houses, with a lot of fireplaces.

 

Glad to hear and see you are moving around.  I am also, in the workshop...tinkering mostly, making stuff that has never been made before, nor likely to ever be made again...rediscovered radios again...got my Ham License over a year ago and it keeps me busy showing others how to solder....a neat trick for someone with a wicked tremor.

 

Keep on kicking, Prayers...

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15 hours ago, BayouCajun said:

Hey Frank, 

 

Great news to see you move that tree this time...

 

I haven't been on this website in a very long time, I have slowed down tremendously, just thinking about putting my boat in the water gets me tired enough to sleep all day....but, its been over a year and gonna get it done.  

 

Looking to do a little more driving around local this spring and summer, maybe look for real old houses, with a lot of fireplaces.

 

Glad to hear and see you are moving around.  I am also, in the workshop...tinkering mostly, making stuff that has never been made before, nor likely to ever be made again...rediscovered radios again...got my Ham License over a year ago and it keeps me busy showing others how to solder....a neat trick for someone with a wicked tremor.

 

Keep on kicking, Prayers...

Cajun, we old guys have had some good times, and some hard times. You are a tough one. Glad to hear about your projects. 

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