Tuesday, February 5, 2013

chain saw accident

So, I apologize for the delay in posting. I have been moving slow due to a chain saw accident. A good friend of mine and two of his Children drowned in a canoe accident a few weeks ago and following the funeral I decided to get my mind off things by clearing a little near the house. Emotional and tired is no way to start a chain saw project. About ten minutes into the trimming, that could have been done with my machete, I caught a thread of my britches with the fresh blade. The saw was hot from the cutting and cauterized the cut. As such, I did not bleed a drop until my friend Linda started stitching. A few stitched in the muscle and a few more in a couple layers of skin and I was back together. The stitches have just come out and thought it is still tender I am back in action. Praise the Lord I did not hit any arteries etc. . .

No pictures with this one. My wife took one but I do not have it to post.


  1. Just before I read your entry, I read this:

    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle" --Plato

    Reminds not to get so absorbed in my own issues that I don't have compassion for others. I am sorry for your loss and grateful that your injury is not worse and you are on the mend. I so appreciate your sharing of your building process and it is a blessing to be able to follow you and be inspired.

    Prayers for all who are mourning the loss of loved ones.

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    1. Bill, Miss you too. We should get together soon.