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    What a week!

    This has been a rough week. I have to vent a little. You have been warned. you can turn back now.. or continue reading!


    I am gona be out of commission for at least a couple weeks!


    First part of the this week. I was gluing up some spacer materials, Using super thin CA glue. I was making one spacer with 7 different pieces of ultra thin materials. Anyways, My finger got STUCK to one side of the materials, As they often do. As I pulled my finger off It opened up the spacers. then when the glue or the skin on my finger gave way, The spacer materials slammed shut, Shooting a small amount of CRAZY GLUE into my eye! So after a trip to ER, and the pharmacy. My eye is healing well. Thank God.
    I always wear safety glasses, I had mine on when this happened. But they were resting on the top of my head an not protecting my eye! New rule is to ALWAYS, no matter what we are doing in the shop, To have safety glasses on. I will be enforcing it with Jr. and he is gona keep me in check as well!


    Then, yesterday about 9:00 PM I was standing and leaned forward to grab something off the bench. when I felt and heard the worst sound ever, It was a pop/ripping sound followed by intense pain in my calf!! I almost fell right on my face.
    I have never felt or heard anything quite like this. I was scared as I sat down to take inventory of what just happened to my calf. And if I could move everything etc. Everything seems to move OK but it HURT something terrible if I walked on it. or moved it just right


    After another trip to ER this morning, Yep. Its torn They call it a gastrocnemius tear. Which equates to in English. its torn really good! lol There is not much that the doctor can do. Wrap it and alternate hot and cold, stretch it out often and wait for it to heal.


    It looks like Im gona be out of the shop for a week or two. (Yet in the big picture, Im happy its no surgery required to repair only time to heal and some stretching etc.)

    Anyone with a custom knife order on my books, I apologize that there will be a even longer wait time as I have to let this heal or I risk long term damage. Anyone with a damascus order. Jr is gona be working on them and they should be on schedule.


    Thanks for letting me vent a little and ask for some prayers for a speedy and full recovery.

    God Bless

    Inspired by God, Forged by Fire, Tempered by Water, Grounded by Earth, Guided by the spirit.. Randy Haas

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    Randy, get well soon. My thoughts are with you.

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    Randy:

    Prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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    Randy, hope you feel better soon. Just remember to take the full time to recover. We want you at full strength, feeling as chipper as ever.

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    Wow Randy, that really sucks. However I do know what you are going through.
    About 2 months ago I was playing ultimate frisbee and I suffered a tibia plateau facture and a partially torn acl as well as some other torn ligaments in the knee. I may have to get sugery on my knee but I'm fully mobile now anyhow. Now a couple of days ago I was drying some dishes and I dropped a glass, I tried to stop it with my bare foot but missed and stepped right on the broken glass. I had too get 11 stitches in my toes on the same leg that I previously injured.

    I feel your pain Randy and wish you the best of luck in your recovery!
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    walk it off, Pussy! lol get well brother!
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    Karl, Im sorry to hear about your recent injury. Ill be praying for ya for a full recovery.

    I feel almost bad for complaining about this, Because I know its really nothing compared to some of the stuff life can throw at us.

    (I am wearing safety glasses as I type this. You cant be to careful! lol )

    My main concern is letting my clients/friends and custom orders know what is happening. I think in a time where your down or broken, most folks are very understanding. I have worked hard to build a good reputation and provide my clients with what I believe to be very good customer service and communications. Problem is, this will ultimately effect many if not all my orders that are on the bools already. I hate to say that as well.

    Thanks guys for the thoughts and prayers.

    Im gona lay down and elevate the leg and try and follow the docs orders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachem allison View Post
    walk it off, Pussy! lol get well brother!

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    Get well soon! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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    Geez, sorry to hear that Randy! Follow the doctor's orders and get better soon. And make Jr. do MORE work!!

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