Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Cack Handed


While I was painting, I stepped into the dogs' water bowl yesterday afternoon and fell over onto the laundry clothes dryer, which was festooned with underpants.
I flung water across the kitchen then as the dryer collapsed under my weight I fell onto the twisted metal and wire scattering dogs and scaring the tiler half to death.
" are you alright?" He asked with a worried look on his face
" Don't worry, I do this all the time!" I chirped
He looked at me as if I was a loon.
I was still holding the paintbrush in my hand

44 comments:

  1. My husband once jumped into a swimming pool to escape a wasp , but he managed to keep hold of his glass of wine he didn't spill a drop and he still had the glass in his hand x

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  2. You must have a good angel looking over you :)
    Hope you're ok?
    Greetings Maria xx

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  3. Have you noticed how you're getting more gormless now that you've retired?
    I've always been a bit clumsy and cack handed, but since I took early retirement I've become a lot worse.....I thnk we forget how to concentrate!

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  4. John, the saying "Stay safe" was meant for you. Thank goodness you were not helping Cro cut wood. I laughed when I read "I do this all the time" as regular readers know.

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  5. Are you my brother?? If there's anything to fall over, trip over or fall off, I do. Luckily I'm well padded. x

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  6. I usually manage to step into the paint tin but then I've been cack handed all my life.

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  7. Charlie Chaplin would have been proud of you. It's a pity the tiler didn't film it all on his phone.

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  8. The shame! Underpants on show when there are workmen in the house!!

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  9. Could have been a bad ending, John. Glad you came through. I cannot afford such a mishap, so I take a lot of care. It's an acquired skill.

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  10. When you are clumsy, as apparently we both are, you learn to be prepared for these little mishaps...how to fall safely, how to get up quickly and how to pretend you meant it to happen.

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  11. Oh dear,Not laughing.............much! hehehe x

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  12. Never a dull moment in your household!

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  13. Hope you didn't scare the dogs too badly. Oh yeah, hope you didn't hurt yourself. heh-heh...

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  14. Let me guess....You were wearing your "Crocks" slip- on's? I had to give mine up cause they made me clumsy!

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  15. That sounds like it could happen to me......

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  16. Oh, I do hope you didn't have to wash those undies all over again! That would have been the WORST possible outcome! (Tee hee!)

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  17. So, let me get this right... you had your underwear hanging out to dry in the same room as a stranger who was putting in your backsplash?

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  18. Anonymous4:18 pm

    This story could only have been made better with the ending....'I shoulder rolled back into a standing position! TA-DA!'

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  19. Now a day later, are you ok. Glad you didn't scatter paint everywhere, you aren't 18 anymore.

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  20. Sorry if you heard me way over there. Didn't mean to laugh that hard :-)

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  21. IF ONLY you had a film of this ! :)

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  22. at 75 yoa and living alone with my dogs and few farm animals, i tend to live vicariously through blogs. yours has me on the floor, holding my sides laughing like crazy. thanks for your exciting life. now, damn, i have to figure a way to get up off the floor . . . .

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  23. Still holding the paintbrush, I'm impressed!

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  24. Good grief. You remind me of my Nan. She was always falling or tripping over something! Take care.

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  25. I hope there were no lasting physical effects - things tend to hurt worse as we age.

    Your telling of events is always worthy :)

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  26. You should have got the tiler to photograph you on the floor before you got up and carried on - I would love to have seen that.

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  27. I am sorry . . .
    I laughed my fool head off . . .
    Now that is out of my system . . .
    Are you ok . . .
    I sure hope so!
    Lordy, Lordy you are a hoot . . .

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  28. Good thing it was water rather than paint you flung across the new kitchen.

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  29. Please be careful,

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  30. I have visions of the tiler fending off a barrage of flying underpants.

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  31. The dryer seems to have escaped without too much damage...unless you normally have a photo of the dryer?

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    1. Look at the feet on one side sheared off

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  32. I had never heard the term cack handed but I think I get the picture.
    Try not to hurt yourself or an animal.
    You do have your moments...

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  33. New kitchen without window screens, without dishwasher, without tumble dryer. Why?mIs this a UK thing? Clothes without a dryer are just icky--my dryer is broken and I have socks still wet since Sunday.Mold is starting to grow.

    lizzy

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  34. I hope that you were able to save the underpants!!

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  35. Oh dear. There really should be a video camera watching you at all times. (And maybe a couple of burly bodyguards.)

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  36. Sheesh... landing on that dryer would have been rib hurting...hope you are not too bruised. Kitchen looks fab by the way ..

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  37. Anonymous9:46 pm

    This blog eats my comments, so just testing

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  38. Cock handed, more like.

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  39. Oh no! Weren't you worried about getting paint on the undies?

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  40. Yeah, I laughed out loud at that. Well done not dropping the brush.

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