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mk  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 14, 2020

I’m waiting for finger surgery. I chopped of the tip of my left index finger while working on the sauna yesterday. Really a dumb move with a circular saw. I think I am that more ready to be a grandpa.

I’ll post pics of the sauna, and maybe the injury, later.

mk  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Here are some pictures of the sauna. It's still in progress:

I am paneling the foyer with rough cut wood that I got at a salvage yard nearby.

I built that door with some storm window panes and 2x4s. I'm pretty proud of that.

It's snowing now! Here's the view driving into town this morning:

Be careful with power tools!!!

That's the least grisly photo I have. The fresh cut version is pretty horrific.

b_b  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Fuck. I feel horrible for you, but I still kinda want to see a pic.

thenewgreen  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I’ve seen it. It gnarly. It’s a bad injury. I’m glad you’re ok mk. Could have been much worse. Now you’re an altered fella. You’ve got a legit battle wound. I look forward to the fabricated stories you tell your grandkids about wrestling an alligator to save their mom.

mk  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Texted. Imgur might not like it.

cgod  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm gonna let you teach me to be more careful with power tools.

Sometimes I do dumb things in the cause of getting shit done.

Glad it's on your left and I hope they do good work on what ya got left.

mk  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I hope it works. It was literally the last cut of they day, and it was dumb. I got lucky all things considered. It hit my middle finger pretty good too. It could have easily taking that one off in the middle.

I can almost sense my father looking down on me and shaking his head.

The sauna is coming along nicely. I am pleased with that.

ThurberMingus  ·  15 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My grandad cut the base of his thumb deep on a table saw, I think he was about 80 at the time. He was a surgeon and captain of a MASH unit in the Korean war, so his first thought was "there would be a lot more blood if I had hit the artery", so he went inside and tried to get good pictures of his exposed artery before bandaging it and driving himself to the hospital. I think he didn't tell his kids until he was back home from the emergency room.

goobster  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I keep expecting my injury to come... but have avoided it so far.

Going to rebuild the deck next year, so that'll give me a lot of opportunity. Hanging 30 or so 2x12s that are 16 feet long should be something that ends up with at least one good injury.

steve  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Dang it! That’s not how you want your time up north to end... I hope surgery is successful and you have a quick recovery my friend.

mk  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Well, we got a couple more days up here out of it.

The surgery went well. I have a follow up tomorrow. Thankfully the surgeon up here could take care of it. There was talk that I might need to go downstate. I didn't want to spend another night with my bone poking out. That was gross.

I think I lost about 1cm. I guess that's about 1gram. It could have been much worse.