Engraving Forum.com - The Internet's Largest and Fastest Growing Engraving Community

The Internet's Largest and Fastest Growing Engraving Community
Discuss hand engraving using basic to the most advanced methods and equipment
Forum Members: 14,709. Welcome to our newest member, Simas
EngravingForum.com - Domain since Feb 7, 2003

Graver Video Conferencing is empty Join now!

Go Back   Engraving Forum.com - The Internet's Largest and Fastest Growing Engraving Community > Forums > WaterCooler
ENGRAVING TOOLS - Paypal accepted Classes Glossary Feedback Tips Sharpening Bulino Videos Forum Policies

Thread Tools
Old 02-05-2009, 11:17 AM
jimzim75's Avatar
jimzim75 jimzim75 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Zurich, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 186
Red face A Cautionary tail for the cold days

Hi Everyone.
So last Sunday was a warm day and snow was melting a little. I thought it
might be a good time to do a bit of shovelling of the walks. Normally I have
the snow plowed because I live in the snow belt of Ontario and we
get enough of it to stop the Russian Army.

Because the snow was warm, it meant that it was getting heavy.
I didn't wear a coat because doing manly work will keep you warm.
What a mistake! I went in a watch some TV and called it night.
The next day I was doing a job that had setting and engraving.

By noon I was stiff as a board and in a terrible mood. I put a heating pad
on my neck and tried to not think about it. The presidents speech wasn't
that engrossing and all I could think of was neck, neck, neck. Hurts!
I was to find out in the emergency room the next day, the heat was
a big mistake.:toetap05:

I'm in the build up to Valentines day and so there are many deadline and in
this economy no excuses. I was determined to work through it.
Well.................... Feeling like I had been tortured on the rack and not
been able to move my neck even a half millimetre, even using 222's (A pain
reliever American are not allowed to take.) There was nothing for it but
to see a doctor.

After feeling like fool for the no coat business, and then to learn a Ice pack
was what was called for to get some relief. I got my mussel relaxant
prescription. I got enough to take through Valentines Day. I know a little
more about the tool I call a body. Remembering that engravers often have to
learn the hard way. I thought I'd pass it on.

Talk to ya later,

Jim Zimmermn ~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~Alpine Custom Jewellers & Repair
Hand Engraving Canada ~-~-~-www.handengravingcanada.com
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2009, 01:16 PM
Peter Peter is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 640
Default Re: A Cautionary tail for the cold days

Sucks getting OLD Jim. I hope your back heals up quickly.

I learned a few decades ago about the value of stretching...or the pain and healing of NOT stretching. Ibuprofin(Advil) does wonders for me.

Good luck!

Reply With Quote


Thread Tools

Posting Conduct
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:13 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.