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The 40-50 midlife crisis breakdown thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Matic, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Jul 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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    Boat same one I'm in--mine fell on his butt in FLA over Christmas (an inexplicable loss of balance) then just recently slipped on a rug and fell in his lady friend's bathroom. He's also going to be 89 this December...good luck with your Dad Oz
     
  2. Jul 15, 2013 at 5:35 AM
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    does turning tires to black wall out count? How bout added snug top rebel.
    My dad still works everyday at the ranch, SO many things can fuck you up at the ranch, every machine could maim or kill you! This was his latest mistake, trying to cut firewood into these perfect pieces for the stove, he was working on a 36" buzzsaw, powered by the pto from our 100hp tractor, with a carbide tipped blade. A fraction of an inch more and his finger would have been gone. The blade took off his knuckle cap, and just hit the bone, taking off his tendon. Had surgery to replace tendon, pretty much succesful.
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  3. Jul 15, 2013 at 5:36 AM
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    That is some scary stuff right there. Glad he is ok hope he heals up quickly.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2013 at 5:38 AM
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    does turning tires to black wall out count? How bout added snug top rebel.
    This is how it looked a couple of weeks after surgery.
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    Yep, lucky to have a finger at all
     
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    Just had a thought for a new thread.

    Dumb shit our parents do.

    Given the spread between what 16 yo punks think is dumb (OMG, grounded me for setting the school on fire) versus issues we are dealing with for our aging parents (OMG, dad almost burned down the house because he had a grease fire in the barbecue under the patio cover), it could be kind of amusing, and perhaps even eye-opening for the whippersnappers.
     
  7. Jul 15, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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    Dad is still alive

    Thanks for the thoughts
     
  8. Jul 15, 2013 at 8:15 AM
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    Is he hospitalized still? Observation? Don't mean to pry, just your response sounds a little :|
     
  9. Jul 15, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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    Released from hospital , resting at home
     
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    does turning tires to black wall out count? How bout added snug top rebel.
    Glad he's home. How close do you live to your parents? One thing I'm thankful for us I'm only a half hour away from my dads, when he cut his finger he just wrapped it up and drove to my house so I could drive him to ER.
     
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    :)
     
  12. Jul 15, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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    10 minute drive
     
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    Dumb shit my dad is about to do:

    Drive to Yellowstone at the busiest time of the year, with no reservations. "I'll just drive until I find a cheap room." :facepalm:
     
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    So he's going to get a room in Idaho Falls?
     
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    I tried to explain the crowds, distances, and cost, but no dice. He might take one of my guidebooks and maps, but I doubt it.

    I can't wait for the post-trip debrief.
     
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    Glad to hear your dad is ok.

    When he was 71, my dad had developed a nerve problem in his leg and fell, cracked a rifle stock and got a bloody nose out hunting. After that he just walked 1/4 mile to a stand that was well placed. I wasn't on TW in 2012 much since he had cancer and passed on in October. Worst year of my life, and yet some how one of the best just to be there for him.
     
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    Holy crap. It's in my back yard and I won't go near the valley in the summer, only high country, and even for that you need a reservation a year in advance.

    He's going to be eaten by a bear. A well-dressed, fat bear.
     
  19. Jul 15, 2013 at 9:58 PM
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    That bad?

    In '08 we did a motorcycle trip to Red Lodge in July. We had reservations in RL, but other than that, we just winged it like I always did on bike trips.
    On the way back, we rolled through Yellowstone, and most of the group broke off and stopped for the night at Alpine Junction. One of the guys needed to be at work in 2 days. I refused to let him ride alone, so I rolled on with him to Downey, and we made it back to LA the next evening.

    Didn't try to get a room in the park or Jackson Hole, but it seemed that there was plenty of lodging available.
     
  20. Jul 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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    Not much to worry about WRT bears, since he's making the kind of trip I hate. To me, Drive-Thru Nature is worse than not going at all. Places like Yellowstone shouldn't be another tick on a checklist. I don't expect everyone to spend days in the backcountry, but if you can't be troubled to take a mile long day hike through level terrain on a well maintained trail, what's the point?

    I'll try to convince him to let someone else on the trip make a few calls, but I don't have much hope he'll listen. He's leaving in a few weeks, so it probably won't matter. They're also visiting Mount Rushmore, which I consider to be one of the most overhyped attractions in the U.S. Maybe I should be glad we only took a few vacations together. :)

    I'd like to take Dad on a real wilderness trip before his knees completely flake out. Maybe a bad experience on this one will make him more open to doing it my way next time. We could take the pop-up and have a pretty good time.
     

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