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Thad in AR. View Drop Down
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    Posted: 03 Jul 2020 at 9:21am
After all the jokes yesterday.
Last night after work I was prepping for a weekend of hanging siding. I have to remove a whole bunch of trim under the soffit. I decided to get a jump start.
I got it all removed from the back of the house. I wanted to put in some temporary screws I case of a wind gust. A storm rolled in with dark clouds and lots of lightning and thunder and pouring rain. I was putting screws in as fast as possible. Getting near done with rain running off the roof drenching me. All the sudden I heard a close pop/ thunder. I tried to grab the edge of the metal roof for balance. I saw a flash of blue and it felt like someone was holding a torch to my thumb and knees. I flung the drill with one hand and next thing I remember I was picking myself up off the ground.
I feel like today is a very special blessing.
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Hope you didn’t break anything. Those storms are very dangerous.when you feel the static of the hair on your arms or neck you know its gonna be close. Be thankful that you are ok
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 Hey Thad,,it kinda ironic that you was pokin fun at the juice'tricity just yesterday and here you are almost kilt cause of them,,,,Yes,,you prolly should go to church on Sunday,,,,OH,, and say a prayer for all us old Timers if you think on it,,,,ClapClap
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Originally posted by desertjoe desertjoe wrote:


 Hey Thad,,it kinda ironic that you was pokin fun at the juice'tricity just yesterday and here you are almost kilt cause of them,,,,Yes,,you prolly should go to church on Sunday,,,,OH,, and say a prayer for all us old Timers if you think on it,,,,ClapClap

You have my word on it.🙏
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Wow! Dang Thad, that’s a close call. I’m glad you’re ok.
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You sure like to live on the wild side Thad!  Be safe, there are enough people getting hurt and dying out there these days.
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Yes, I would say you should have gotten and your knees and thanked the Lord
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Dang LUCKY!!
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Thad,
 Glad your OK. Storms not good! I figured you would have your son-in-law doing that stuff!:) 
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Originally posted by tadams(OH) tadams(OH) wrote:

Yes, I would say you should have gotten and your knees and thanked the Lord

I can assure you I did just that. I feel quite blessed to get the chance to tell y’all this story.
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hope you got the drill in before it gots ruined!
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Originally posted by shameless dude shameless dude wrote:

hope you got the drill in before it gots ruined!

Threw it about 40 feet in the pouring rain. That jolt gave me super strength and reflexes. The drill/impact still works fine.👍
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Thad, glad you didn't light up like them old time flash bulbs where once they pop, they were all used up and throwed away.
 
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The truth is the truth, sugar coated or not. Trawler II says, "Remember that."
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WOW! Glad you're ok. Dad talk a few times about when he got hit on the little beanie thingy on his cap once. He said he had no idea how long a time it was, but he remembered just standing there waiting to fall over cause he knew he must be dead.
 The same time he was hit a neighbor about 3/4 a mile away was cultivating corn with a team of horses. He got hit, drove the team to the barn, went in the house and crawled into bed and didn't remember anything when he woke up.



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Not quit the same.
The aluminum eavestrough on our house has a lot of grit/sand from the shingles, So I was vacuuming them out using my cheap plastic shop vac, while standing on my fiberglas step ladder. And was getting light shocks off the gutters.

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welcome to my world! glad yer o-k! i've been bit...well i've lost count now, biggest was with 220V, kinda welded me to a steel tanker trailer, the truck driver knocked me off it. now i only try for 110V, it don't hurt so bad.
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Originally posted by shameless dude shameless dude wrote:

welcome to my world! glad yer o-k! i've been bit...well i've lost count now, biggest was with 220V, kinda welded me to a steel tanker trailer, the truck driver knocked me off it. now i only try for 110V, it don't hurt so bad.

That's good your not so fond of sparks as you are of flakes.Wink You causes enough trouble with the machine you got. LOL You don't need a lighting machine.LOL
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Thad, glad you are okay. The Good Lord was definitely smiling down on you.
Just an old country boy saved by the grace of God.
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Originally posted by Hubert (Ga)engine7 Hubert (Ga)engine7 wrote:

Thad, glad you are okay. The Good Lord was definitely smiling down on you.

Yes he was Hubert. He definitely was.
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