tfdchief injured in accident

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  1. tfdchief

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    UPDATE:I know it isn't that big a deal, but I started splitting on the first 2 loads cut this winter (for 2013 - 2014). I helped my son cut both loads and although I am not 100% and can't really do my share, I do what I can. My son tries to slow me down and worries I am doing to much. I split a little today. I am slow, wear down quickly, and can't do much at a time..........but by damn I am doing it. Thank God. It feels good (well, it hurts, but you know what I mean!)
    Edit: Oh, thank God for Dennis teaching me how to split vertical......sorry Jake ;-P
     

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    tfdchief, looks like a nice haul, what type of wood is it? On the thing I talked to you about (for the little guy) I should have it in January, I'll keep you up to date.


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  3. tfdchief

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    Thanks Zap, if you pull that off, Papa is going to be a big HERO!!!!! Thanks.
    My son and I are scroungers, both of us have always wished we had our own wood lot and may someday......another story. But the last 3 winters, we have been cutting at Doug's bosses place. Several acres of timber and he doesn't burn wood. Lots of storm damage the last 2 years and we have really had our hands full. My injury hasn't helped. But anyway, it is hickory, white oak, red oak, and cherry. There is ash to cut as well. Thanks Zap.
     
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    Nice selection of wood. I talked with Zach's father, Zach should be home for the allstar break from Winnepeg, should get it then.

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    sounds great

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    Awesome! Thanks Zap.
     
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    Thanks Pen, feels pretty good too!
     
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    One last post for the hundreds of hearth.com members who supported me after my accident. I made the 2 1/2 hour trip to Evansville IN to see Dr Sneed yesterday, for my one year anniversary of my accident doctor appointment. He had told me all along I might have to have some lesser surgery after I healed, if I healed, and he hadn't told me otherwise until yesterday. He said my X-rays looked good and he didn't want to see me any more! That was some incredibly good news. I still have back pain but now I know I am good, so I can live with it. Again, one last time.....Thank you all for the incredible support, when I was pretty dang low. I made some really good friends here in the process. Thanks hearth.com ;)
     
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    I love a happy ending. Thanks for the wrap chief. Good to hear that you have healed well.
     
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    Excellent. Back pain? Hell, I have back pain, and I've never ever been through anything nearly as traumatic as you have. I'm quite sure you've been a good patient, which sometimes is half the doc's battle. Good job to all involved. Real good wrap-up report. Rick
     
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    Awesome news Chief...I knew you would have a good outcome...you stubborn bugger smiley.jpg
     
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    Congrats Chief, great news for sure. Now enjoy the summer!
     
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    Great news Steve.
     
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    Good news. Thanks for keeping us posted. I think we are all happy to have been here for you as you went through this.
    Many thanks to the magic of modern medicine, all the people who took care of you and your hard work.
     
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    That is some seriously good news. I am glad to see it come full circle.
     
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    One more time.....Thanks hearth.com;ex And I feel great;ex And yes GR I am a stubborn bugger. Let's burn wood ;ex
     
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    You walked away from a broken back...AWESOME!:cool:
     
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    Probably the best ending to a thread I have ever read on any forum.

    Brilliant news is an understatement.

    Just one question....... will you keep splitting vertical [​IMG]
     
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    Nah, I think I'm ready for horizontal;lol
     
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    Good news Chief. I know it ain't been any fun you be one tough guy.
     
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    Thanks BB! I didn't know if this day would ever come. And I don't know how tough I am, but I can tell you that it sure gave me perspective on life. If I could have just two wishes, they would be for health and safety of me and my family, and eliminate all the pain and suffering in the world.
     
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    Wish I could have liked this a Bilion times...Stay safe my Hearth.com friend!
     
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    Thanks Eatonpcat
     
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    I am really happy for Steve but sad that we missed a chance of meeting...twice. We had planned on meeting one one of my cross-country routes and both fell through. I really wanted to finally meet you Steve and we will meet yet this year. Promise! btw, when we went through Effingham, I didn't even have time to stop for gas. That's how things sometimes go in RAAM.
     
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    Steve, I'm still trying to figure out how I missed this update, but it's GREAT news.:cool:
    I guess Dennis is gonna' let the horizontal thing slide.
    Jake will be happy though.;lol
     
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