February 17, 2014

Ow, ow, ouch

Saturday I helped a friend put in a hardwood floor. We did not get done with the big room (20 x 20) and he still has the rest of the house to do. I have never helped do hardwood. It was fun and different and not nearly as hard as you would think.  I functioned like I always do in this guy's home improvement projects -- an apprentice helper. I carried in the boxes of flooring, laid out the pattern, and helped push the boards into place while he operated the nailer After about five hours we were both beat. I told him I would come back Sunday.

Luckily he did not call. Yesterday and today my hamstrings hurt. Bad. I feel like an 80 year old guy. My thighs burn with pain every time I try to get up or down.  The stairs are agony. The first few seconds after I get out of a chair I hobble like an old man. Bending to pull on my jeans this morning was a chore.Youth, why have you forsaken me?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Some friends found out I know how to build elevated dog bed's, so guess how I spent my weekend. Good part now a few of them know how now.

James Old Guy

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