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How do you know when it's time to stop doing yardwork for the day?
Old 06-30-2022, 06:29 AM
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When you slice your finger open, that's when!

My neighbor has horribly overgrown hedges between our properties. My driveway runs along a good portion of it, and the hedges are full of weeds, vines, TREES, etc! And they get in the way when we drive up the driveway. My daughter loves it, because it reminds her of Ireland lol. But I went out there today and got to work on it.

I worked for about an hour, and then -- OUCH! My pruning clipper snipped my finger, right through my glove.

I went running inside to the sink, ripped off my glove, saw the blood, put it under the cold water and washed it thoroughly. After a while, I wrapped it up in a wet paper towel and applied pressure for a few minutes. Thinking about the possibility of driving myself to Urgent Care for stitches, I carefully removed the compress and saw....nothing.

It was just a tiny snip, and it closed right up. It's still sore, but it's fine. And I'm done with yard work for the day.


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Old 06-30-2022, 06:51 AM
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An injury is a sign you should quit for the day.
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Old 06-30-2022, 07:07 AM
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I'm glad it's minor! I was prepared to read that a finger flopped out into the sink
You definitely get to be done with yard work, though.
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Old 06-30-2022, 07:51 AM
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Glad it turned out this way instead of finger in sink as pp said!

I cleaned our hedges out a couple years ago. It was a tedious job but looked so much better when it was finished! I loved looking at my handiwork. Good luck getting it done, digits intact!
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