I mentioned the other day my like of working with timber, and two days ago I decided it was time to have a quick tidy up, that being put wood where the wood should go (I always put tools away as I finish with them) seeing as I’d made a slight mess doing the restore of the rare as rocking horse excrement Modelo 1813 Asturcon (with provenance I might add) bass.
Anyhoo, I saw three 10 foot lengths of timber that could be put on the rack in the other shed, plus a 5′ x 5′ 6mm sheet of MDF that could go in the same place. Actually the MDF is two 6mm sheets stuck together with two more 5′ x 2′ stuck to that as bracing (I was using it as a roof section on a store room for a while) so I grabbed the MDF first and stacked that, then went and got one of the 10′ lengths and seeing as I had to stretch over the MDF to stack the 10′ length I knocked the MDF which obviously wasn’t stacked real well and it slipped off the rack, twisted and came down corner first. Did it make me yell? Hell yeh it did, it made a noise a big noise – but the bigger noise was coming from me as that corner came down on top of my right foot and yes you guessed it I wasn’t wearing boots (who wears boots to clean up?).
So after covering the shed floor in what looked like gallons of blood (weren’t really but hey I’m a musician I can exaggerate) I hopped out of the shed and in to the house only for her who must be obeyed to yell at me for being a dipstick and getting blood on the carpet. Personally what’s the more annoying part is I use both feet when playing, the left for the sustain pedal, the right to switch patches but if I move my right foot too much now it splits the skin and makes it get all bloody again so I’m stuck with trying to do everything left footed at the moment.
Anyway the moral of this story?
WEAR PROTECTIVE GEAR EVEN IF YOU’RE JUST CLEANING UP HARMLESS STUFF OR THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU, AND YOU TOO COULD FEEL LIKE AN IDIOT!!