Tabel saw accident #1: Bad luck, good luck.

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Blog entry by Tom Godfrey posted 09-10-2014 01:00 PM 1797 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Things sure can go wrong in life no matter how hard you try something seems to be always taking place and its bad luck or good luck. I guess you have to have some bad luck to appreciate the good luck.

Well that what has been going on with me for a while, meaning bad luck but at the same time good luck. First let me say sorry to all those on my buddy list. Havent keep in touch with any of you and really have no idea what is going on so sorry about that, but let me explain what is going on with me

Back in November of 2013 I cut my thumb and index finger on my table saw. That was the beginning of the bad luck. Was home along and no one to call out for help so I took a rag, not to clean, and wrapped it around my hand and off to the ER which was about 20 miles away. So you ask where is the good luck. Well I was able to drive myself 20 miles without hurting myself or anyone else so thats good luck. I was lucky enough to get a great doctor to sew my thumb and finder up and today you cant even tell it has been cut, so that is good luck. Bad luck is don’t think I will ever have the feelings I once had on the thumb and finder. Bad luck was not being able to do any shop work for a long time until recently.

Bad luck someone broke into my shop and stole around two thousand dollars of shop tools. Sanders, routers, circular saw, framing nail gun, finish nailer, brad nailer and the list goes on and on. I am still finding things missing when I go look for them. That was bad luck but good luck is now I am going to replace those worn out tools with new ones and get what i want. Bad luck its going to cost an arm and leg to do that. Good luck was they didn’t take any of the big power tools such as table saw, planner, drill press and so forth. Filled police report but not looking to ever get those tools back. Would give you some advice if you haven’t already done it list all your tools, name, serial numbers, cost and etc. The police will be asking all those questions and if you do that most likely they will find them in time. They didn’t steal them to work with but to sell to someone for a lot less money than you paid for them.

Bad luck once again just recently. Broke my right wrist tearing down an old mobile home for a friend. Bad luck but helping someone for free can cost you and in this case its bad luck for me. Just got ER bill yesterday and that is over 12 hundred dollars with me having to pay 65 dollars co pay so bad luck again. Good luck is I still have my hand just broken wrist. Good luck is that we have doctors that know how to fix this. So depending on how you look at things bad luck is bad but good luck it even better.

No shop work for a long time maybe several more months. Is that bad luck or good luck? Going to give me time to look at some new projects and think things over and see where I can make some changes, improve on my thinking in general and do some on line work seeking out new and better tools, maybe spend a little more time with the little lady of the house. Most likely get a lot more rest. So no matter how bad it gets always look at the positive side of anything, even death.

Not going to upset anyone how you feel in life or what you believe or don’t believe but my personal thinking is after my body is laid to rest I start a new life much better than what I have now. May even meet a few of you along the way. Hope so.

Hope you have a great day and hope you can take something from this to make life seem a lot better for you. Take one day at a time, try to make a new friend every day, reach out your hand for those in need and thank God for all your blessing in life no matter if they seem to be bad luck at the time.

Be positive and always look to the future.


-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina ([email protected])

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#1 posted 09-10-2014 02:58 PM

It’s good to see that you are taking it well. Getting back up is what counts. Good luck!

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#2 posted 09-10-2014 04:24 PM

Thanks Hairy, After you said something about me being old enough to know better on the table saw I remember I forgot to tell you something else that has happen.
It was because of the table saw accident that i decided to get my eyes checked. Knew I was having problems seeing and I really think that is what happen with me cutting my fingers.

This is what I found out and this is what took place. My right eye I had a problem with word I cant spell but its on the back of the eye and required an operation. Then went back for check up and was told I needed to have both eyes operated for another word I cant spell but a lot of us older people end up with that. So now the real good news. I can see and don’t have to wear glasses any more expect for real close up work.

My biggest problem now is finding my glasses when I need them. I was use to them being on my face first thing in the morning and last thing I took off at night.

I guess the fact I forgot that eye operation something else must be wrong and I would tell you what it is but I cant remember.


-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina ([email protected])

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#3 posted 09-11-2014 05:07 PM

Take care of that wrist. This all shall pass and thing will get better. I hope the insurance will cover your loss.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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