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    Default Almost 50 and I still got that Bounce

    Thursday morning 8:30 arrive on site
    Unload ladder and tools.
    Notice ceilings are all 10' tall T&G 1x4 (100 year old home)
    8:45 set up ladder under access hole
    I climbed the ladder into attic, one foot on the ladder and one on the joist.
    Moved the foot on the ladder to joist
    Placed other foot on top plate of wall
    Started to take a step, when I realized I was NOT on the top plate, but standing on the ceiling.
    8:45:22 fall through ceiling
    Ceiling gave way like a trap door
    8:45:22:001 Rapid desent suddenly stopped by contact with floor.
    8:55 Load up tools and head to the office


    Somewhat scratched up, a little bruised and sore, but not hurt.
    First time in over 20 years, I hope the last.

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    Default Re: Almost 50 and I still got that Bounce

    Ouch!

    Double OUCH!

    The first ouch is for the fall through the ceiling.

    The second ouch is that the ceiling was T&G and not drywall, which would be a lot easier to repair.

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    Default Re: Almost 50 and I still got that Bounce

    Rick,
    Glad you're OK. Hope the ceiling repair isn't too big of a deal for you.

    If that's the worst thing that happens to you this month, you are still ahead of the game. You are walking, you can get onto this forum and talk about it, and you are still on the top side of the green stuff.
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    Default Re: Almost 50 and I still got that Bounce

    Just how high is that bounce??

    53 yrs old here. I'm with ya on the, "I've still got that Bounce".

    As a much younger lad, I received my Master Parachutist Wings by performing tooooo many "bounces".... My body now tells me how I accellerated all the little aches and pains normally associated with my age to the point of having taken one like you did, I might be seeking a lil ole Philipino massage therapist to perform a miracle on.

    Hell, that's not a bad idea anyway...


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    Default Re: Almost 50 and I still got that Bounce

    As the repair goes it's not to bad. It's a house I bought, in the prosess of remodleing to rent out.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Almost 50 and I still got that Bounce

    I'm glad your legs were between the joists and not the other way around.

    My guess is you'll be munching the Alieve tomorrow.

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    Default Re: Almost 50 and I still got that Bounce

    Rick,

    Glad to hear the "twins" are ok.

    Rick H.


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    Default Re: Almost 50 and I still got that Bounce

    Quote Originally Posted by David Banks View Post
    I suspect that "slanted roof" he landed on had a lot to do with his good fortune. He avoided the 'dreaded sudden stop' after a fall by 'sliding home' (so to speak).

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    Default Re: Almost 50 and I still got that Bounce

    I'm going back up today, allbeit with hesitation, to start on the roof. 15' up, and 8/12 pitch. If you don't hear back from me....

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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