Long, Hard Day. Black and Blue All Over

@OneOfMany (12401)
United States
October 11, 2015 8:48pm CST
I was chiseling bricks Saturday and Sunday and now have a number of bruises, blisters, and sore muscles all over. A few times my hammer glanced off the chisel and hit my hand. There's a large bruise there after several strikes. Ouch
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@LadyDuck (182244)
• Switzerland
12 Oct 15
Oh my, you should wear sturdy gloves when you work. I pruned the blackberries bushes yesterday, my arms look like they were scratched by a wild cat.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
12 Oct 15
I was wearing thick, padded gloves. Some times the violence of the work site goes right through the protection! And I know the feeling, I was trying to clear hawthorn trees and invasive roses from the hillside about 14 years ago with a chainsaw, and by the time I was done I looked like the antagonist of a horror movie... except all that blood was my own! Mean plants...
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@LadyDuck (182244)
• Switzerland
12 Oct 15
@OneOfMany And today I was outside to clean the pond (yuck) and to put a net to avoid the leaves to fall into the water. I am tired.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
12 Oct 15
@LadyDuck Pond cleaning is always a gross, slimy job. Good job finishing!
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• United States
12 Oct 15
bless yer heart 'n 'm sendin' ice packs 'n a jacuzzi yer way. i've that sort'f luck when doin' such. 'fter readin' yer response below though, it'll be well worth it in the end.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
12 Oct 15
Some of the bricks we can't get to are under the hot tub that's on the porch. :P I don't think another one would help the cause!
@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
12 Oct 15
Ouch. You deserve one whole day to rest and recover. I hate blisters!
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
12 Oct 15
Yes, but tomorrow is the start of a long work week! At least I get to heal over the week days so I can get beaten up again next weekend!
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@cahaya1983 (10037)
• Malaysia
12 Oct 15
@OneOfMany Better not to do any heavy work until your muscles recover, I know that can be a real pain.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
12 Oct 15
@cahaya1983 I woke up this morning and moved my leg, and it cramped on me. But I quickly straightened it out and it went away. Usually they aren't that forgiving!
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@allknowing (70661)
• India
12 Oct 15
It is to be admired that you guys out there do these kind of activities without engaging anyone. Here in India for everything we engage labour. But sad to here that you bruised yourself all over.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
12 Oct 15
People like to do projects themselves when they can, because it saves money and gets the job done. In the future we may have to hire more people though.
@allknowing (70661)
• India
12 Oct 15
@OneOfMany We could learn a lesson or two from you.peple
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
12 Oct 15
@allknowing I think part of the reason is that you have 4 times the population we do. That's a lot of extra hands looking for things to do!
@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
12 Oct 15
That sounds painful. Are you building something?
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
12 Oct 15
Just making repairs to a porch that is older than me. It was built out of the wrong kind of brick, and after being patched year after year, we finally got a lot of outdoor paving bricks, and have been cutting them out and chiseling the pieces, then putting new bricks in place. This weekend we might have replaced 40-50 bricks, possibly more.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
12 Oct 15
@OneOfMany That sounds like hard work, but should be worth it when it's finished.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
12 Oct 15
@jaboUK Well hopefully it will last for many years after the repairs. But we will probably have to keep replacing the old, breaking bricks for years until they are all replaced. :P
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
12 Oct 15
I've heard there are some rubs that can help bruises heal faster if you go the homeopathic route at all
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
12 Oct 15
Fortunately my body does pretty well with bruises. I slept longer than usual this morning and it used the time to heal the blisters and the bruise is mostly gone, and it hasn't been 24 hours yet.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
12 Oct 15
Oh my, sorry to hear you're beating yourself up. Hope; you can finish that job before you do yourself a great injury.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
12 Oct 15
It's okay, I get the week to heal up, then start again. Since my body is getting used to the abuse the bruise mark is mostly gone, and the blister is healed, and it hasn't even been 24 hours yet!
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
12 Oct 15
Oh loll sorry to hear that. Have a great day my dear friend@morgan. I see you are more active nowadays
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
12 Oct 15
Yes, I am from time to time, but this week will be busy and keeping me away. :D
@jstory07 (71167)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Oct 15
That would hurt. Be careful. I do not like black and blue marks.
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@OneOfMany (12401)
• United States
12 Oct 15
I fell off a ladder two years ago (actually the ladder slid out from under me and I fell on top of it) and I got a nice ladder rung bruise on my bum. Nothing like a 4 by 8 inch bruise! Last year I slipped on my frozen steps and got a bruise like that on my back too. This year I've decided no ladders, and no steps without rock salt on them first!