“Ride Em Cowboy”

Posted by Nelson on July 11, 2010 in Life Wisdom |

We were so excited!  Our second home was a small ranch with living room that had a beautiful beamed Cathedral ceiling.  Hold it, you have no idea where I starting with this saga.  Sorry, the year is 1968 and I’m married with two children, a son ten and a daughter six.  We had just purchased our second home on an half acre wooded lot in Westtown Pa.  Paid an exorbitant twenty five thousand dollars for it.  The house was built on a concrete slab and those who may have owned or are now living in one will identify with some of the built in troubles these homes can have.  However it will be the weather and its’ associated misery that is the foundation for what I am about to reveal.

Good looks we all know can be deceiving.   Our new home while being just drop dead gorgeous had absolutely no insulation in the walls and ceiling.  To help you to visualize this, on the other side of that beautiful one inch paneled Cathedral ceiling was God’s glorious world.  Cold in the winter and hot in the summer.  The living room in summer became a repository for heat and humidity that made it uninhabitable for the human species.  The Bedroom wing with hallways and bathroom did have regular height ceilings but they also experienced no insulation.  Above the Bedroom wing was however an attic space that was accessible by one of those pull down stairways in the hallway ceiling.

I need to pause here and explain an important fact of the male behavior.  The easiest example probably is this,  before  Tim the “Tool Man” Taylor , there was Nelson the Idiot Schroeder.  Before and after this Schroederidiot are the multitude thousands of men who have thrown sound judgment and caution to the four winds to do battle with life.  In this battle sometimes the man wins and sometimes the man loses and on some occasions the man dies in the fray.  It’s in our DNA.  We must be perceived as winners and the ultimate providers.

Back to the house and the attic.  At the top of the pull down stairs is where the trouble lurks.  The space above the bedroom wing is some twenty five feet wide and the length is close to thirty five feet long with no flooring.  Only two by ten rafters on twelve inch centers with no insulation was available to walk on.  At one end of the Attic is a shared wall with the Cathedral ceiling living room which my children have now dubbed the sauna.   Thirty five feet away is the other wall with a two foot square vent to the outside.  Focusing my laser sharp mind on the two end walls I see the solution.  If I placed a louvered vent that opened by air flow in the living room wall at its peak, it will not only fit well but will allow the humid air from the living room to be evacuated .  The key would be to install a large enough exhaust fan in the vented wall that would pull enough air to operate the vent louvers in the  far wall and have enough extra strength to pull air from the far reaches of the house.

Seems simple to me.   I go to a Hardware store and buy a large thirty six inch square vent with movable louvers for the living room wall.  After installation and trimming I look at it and declare, “Man I’m Good”.  Next to the far wall for the fan installation.  At the same store I purchased a huge forty two inch three speed fan with a 3/4 horse power motor.  The Mother of all Air Movers.  This sucker can move some serious air.  I open up the outside wall to the correct size and run the proper wiring and a  special wall switch from the hall way to the wall where the fan will be installed.  I getting a rather big head now.  I’m thinking this project is bound to  put me in the Schroeder Family Hall of Fame.

You need a little more information to appreciate this Herculean effort.  The attic has no floor, only 2 x 10 rafters 12 inches apart.  The height from the top of the rafters to the Ridge Beam is a little under 5 foot 10 inches.  For the record at that time I was six foot two inches, (today I’ve shrunk to six foot) so I had to either bend my knees or my back to do any work.  The forty two inch fan and Motor weighed somewhere around the Sixty pound range.  I wrestled the fan up the stairs and over the rafters to the opening.  I found that because of my height the leverage was not there with my bending to put the fan into the space I created in the wall.  I’m now very hot, sweaty, and frustrated.  A bad combination for any man on a mission.  I test the space between the rafters and it feels solid.  This one move will now let me gain ten more inches of leverage.

I am sure most of you have some knowledge of Isaac Newton and his three laws of Motion.  Let’s say that the  ignorance of Sir Isaac Newton’s three laws does not make them any less valid.

Newton’s Third Law:

For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action.

That law took effect the moment I lifted the forty two inch fan putting an force coupled with my body weight of two hundred pounds as the beginning decent of my body through the ceiling .

Newton’s Second Law:

Acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass. The greater the mass (of the object being accelerated) the greater the amount of force needed (to accelerate the object).

This law was enhanced by the sixty pound Fan which was acting not unlike an NASA Booster Rocket, only in reverse, propelling me downward.

Newton’s First Law:

……………. An object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

As I was accelerating down through the ceiling this Law was abo………… Rewind just a second back to where I first tested the strength of the ceiling.  What I forgot to make clear was I had placed each of my feet on different sides of the two by ten rafter to spread my weight over a wider area.  Does this gives a sharper image of what the First Law of Newton will mean to me as I am hurling downward?  I titled this article “Ride Em Cowboy” which is the position I assumed on the rafter when my decent abruptly stopped.  And the end of my decent was very sudden to say the least.

I’ve told this story many times and with the same reaction.  The Ladies will laugh uncontrollably.  In fact one time at a Dinner party one female laughed so long and hard that she puddled the chair she sat on.   Men will have the opposite response.  Their cheek bones get tight while the eyes start to squint and an odd internal feeling in the lower part of their torso develops.

I’m in serve pain but I manage to right myself and get back up to the top of the rafters and crawl over to the stairway and make it back down to the hallway.  Gathering those internal resources to show the world I was cool with my incident, I stiffen my upper lip and go to the bedroom to survey the damage.  The hole through the ceiling was directly over my sons bed.  Looking around the room I see my son sitting on his dresser a full twelve feet away from the bed starring at the gaping hole in the ceiling.  It seems that he was standing on his bed with his sisters Field Hockey Stick doing an “Air Guitar’ rendition of a song he was listening to on his radio when the heavens opened and my size twelves came into his view.  He doesn’t know how he got to the top of the dresser, he just got there.

I snap him out his trance and asked him, “You okay son”.  He responds ” I’m okay Dad,  Wow that was awesome.  Are you okay.”  “Thank you for asking, I’m fine.   However if you harbor any hopes of having any more Brothers and Sisters, you can cancel them”.

I'm a 74 year old man who loves this new medium of Blogging. I am also an Senior Manager in Send Out Cards which gives me a superior method of relating to the world through Greeting Cards. I have met and enjoyed wonderful friends who support me and actually LIKE me which is very rewarding. My online presence is growing and if I can hang on to life I will reap the benefits of establishing a business that will comfort me when I get old. Mostly however I Blog about my life which for some strange reason is well received. Like most of us the future is scary and the remembrance of older days give a measure of comfort. So I continue to reveal the past with optimism that the future will some day be the comfort of somebody else.

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  • You have hit home with this one Nelson! Ah the new home – so wonderful until you get in it! I think we all have these terrible experiences in a new home, but not as big as this one! I believe in “hiring” people, but sometimes hubby likes to do it himself. Once, when a tree fell down on our garage, hubby and his masculine self had to remove it. I was jumping up and down with phone in my hand telling him “I found a guy that will do this.” But hubby persisted, without a ladder, he rigged up a wet piece of wood that he carefully climbed onto the garage roof. He had his chainsaw plugged in. (he never used it until then).
    I shouted and pleaded, but he went on. Luckily, the neighbor heard me and he (who has a landscaping business) came up to save hubby. My neighbor had a powerful chain saw. Hubby was proud until he realized he couldn’t get off the roof.
    So on I went to my other neighbor’s house (who was away at the time) and snatched his ladder. With all the strength a 5 foot middle aged woman had, I ran to his rescue. All was well until I got into the chain saw. I thought it was a cool thing to do, so I sawed that tree into itsy bitsy pieces.
    Moral: We can learn from our mistakes. Also, hire hire hire!
    Thanks Nelson, you have me laughing once again
    Donna
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  • Nelson says:

    But we’re the providers aren’t we. It say so right in the Marriage contract. That thing should be revised to protect the Stupids.
    Nelson´s last [type] ..“Ride Em Cowboy”

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  • Nelson,
    Love your writing style! You have a gift for painting great pictures with words! Had me laughing out loud over my morning coffee….Looking forward to reading more…..

    Best,
    Robin
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    washouse Reply:

    Thanks for your kind comments Robin. Hope I didn’t spill your coffee. Life is full of memories that make you laugh. The trick is to survive them.

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  • Glyna Humm says:

    Neslon – Once again I was right there with you! Your words really paint a picture of the whole incident! Great story – and yes I am laughing!!
    Glyna Humm´s last [type] ..Facebook Is Playing Hide -amp Go Seek With Your Friends

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    Nelson Reply:

    Is your chair damp.. Never mind don’t tell me more than I need to know. Thanks Glyna, your the best.
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  • Hi Nelson,
    I loved your post! What a great way to start the week…laughing. I think all of us need more laughter in our lives.
    Thanks,
    MaryKay
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    Nelson Reply:

    MaryKay, yes laughter is good medicine. I am proud to have you comment on my post. Thank you so much for making my day.
    Nelson´s last [type] ..“Ride Em Cowboy”

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  • Nelson again you have painted a picture that we all can relate to. I love your writing style and enjoy reading your posts. Great work.
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    Nelson Reply:

    But are you laughing Lori. Thanks for posting you comment. I do appreciate you for taking the time to visit me.
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  • Linnea says:

    Hi Nelson,

    LOVE IT! I really enjoyed reading your post. and WOW, what a ride you had. Glad you were ok…tho’ my guess is that the rafter broke more than your fall (and pride). Thank you for the Monday morning laugh!
    Linnea´s last [type] ..Niche Marketing

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    washouse Reply:

    As to what else was broke, I won’t go there. I glad you enjoyed my article and I’m enjoying the nice comment like yours very much.

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  • Is it wrong to laugh now Nelson? Great post and I look forward to reading more. It reminds me a saying that tailors use “Measure twice, cut once”. Thank you for taking the time to post.
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    washouse Reply:

    Howard Hughes, golly you gotta be over one hundred. Oh you a different one from Dublin. Yeh Howard you got permission to laugh. I know that saying the tailors use. I knew a guy would say “Gee I cut it two times and it’s still too short.” Thanks for the visit and the comment.

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  • Oh Nelson you are such a great story teller, you really have the makings of a book in you. I never get tired of the visits to your blog.

    Belinda
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    Nelson Reply:

    Belinda, your too nice. I wish writing a book was in me, however there is a huge difference from Blog writing to real writing that get published. Thanks for your very kind remarks.
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  • Vanessa says:

    Hi Nelson,

    This story certainly got me laughing out loud, why haven’t I read your blog sooner?!

    I’ll be sure to keep popping back and reading your stories!

    Vanessa
    Vanessa´s last [type] ..An All Natural Diet Solution for PCOS

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    Nelson Reply:

    Please do come back Vanessa. I will make certain that there is a fresh pot of coffee on for you.
    Nelson´s last [type] ..“Ride Em Cowboy”

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  • Deb Augur says:

    Hi Nelson, Well, most of us learn lessons the hard way, hey? I’m glad that you survived your calamity and that you can laugh about it now. My husband and I bought a fixer upper, so to speak, a 1970′s custom and wow! was there a lot of work to do. Between the two of us, we have quite a few stories and scars!

    Newton’s laws shouldn’t be tested because Murphy’s laws will result! LOL… funny story.
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    Nelson Reply:

    That is funny Deb. I personally know Murphy and his law. Thanks for commenting and giving me a good boost.
    Nelson´s last [type] ..“Ride Em Cowboy”

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  • Now Nelson, first of all why did you buy a house with no insulation? Didn’t they require home inspections back then? No HGTV or what?

    This was really funny. I wonder if you ever got the thing installed or did you hire in help to get it done?
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    Nelson Reply:

    In those days things were not as sophisticated as they are today. We couldn’t believe we would ever get a house as beautiful as this one. And I did finish the job myself.
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  • Nelson,
    It takes guts to tell everyone about your winning “Funniest Home Video” episode that you didn’t record to collect your unchallenged prize money! Thanks for sharing it in such a way that we didn’t need the video to picture it very clearly, and yes I did laugh but felt a little guilty doing so. You reminded me of Chevy Chase’s National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation when he ended up standing on his kids upper bunk bed.
    What will Nelson have next for us? We’ll be waiting with anticipation!
    Keep the great posts coming!
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    Nelson Reply:

    Thanks guys, I can always count on having your supporter. Ooops support I mean.
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  • Tim Somers says:

    Oh my Nelson, you are the mans man – Nelson the “Idiot“ Schroeder is how I feel when I try to tackle any home project. My name is Tim but a tool man I am not. This post is a jewel – you are to much!
    Tim Somers´s last [type] ..Relationship Building Strategies For Building Your Business

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    washouse Reply:

    Tim you would be surprised of what you are capable of. Thanks for the encouraging comments. “Go SOC”

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  • Nelson, Your posts just keep getting better. You have really nailed the difference between men and women. I am sure there are some women who might not laugh and some men who might never have attempted what you did, but in general you are right on. Did you get badly injured in that fall? You seem to be okay today so whatever happened, it must have healed.

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    washouse Reply:

    Oh I’m okay Erica, my voice is an octave higher, other than that I’m fine. Thanks for the boost with your comments.

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  • Laura Morris says:

    Hi Nelson,
    What a riot! I am sure at the time certain areas of your poor body did not think it was so funny. As usual you write in picture form, so we could almost feel you falling, oh my!! Remember that movie “The Money Pit”? It reminded me of that same kind of calamity.
    Great Story
    Laura Morris
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    washouse Reply:

    Hi Laura, “The Money Pit”. Boy that’s an old one. Showing your age eh, Just kidding.
    Thanks Laura for your continue support in commenting.

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  • Lori Tisot says:

    OMG, Nelson – thanks so much for bringing some laughter!! Bless you! Have you looked in to any writer’s forums – who knows what may happen if you post there:

    http://www.writingforums.org/
    http://www.writing.com/page/writers_forum/writers_forum.html

    I love your blog and look forward to every new post! You are so gifted!
    Thanks for sharing!
    –Lori
    Lori Tisot´s last [type] ..The Change To Entrepreneur – Are You Ready

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    washouse Reply:

    Thanks for the links Lori. There is a world of difference in Blog writing and “Real Writing”. But I will surf them just for the curiosity.

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  • Val Wilcox says:

    Oh Nelson,
    Halfway through your very descriptive narration, I got the idea of where this was going. All I can say is I have tears running down my face from laughing. I know you were in excruciating pain, I’m sorry a bout that, but I can’t help it.

    Your story-telling is so vivid and realistic I could see your son perched on his dresser. Oh my, what a great story you tell. Tim Taylor ain’t got nothin’ on you! You are the man! :)

    Thanks again for sharing your wonderful humor and wit. Visiting your site is top on my weekly list. Please continue to brighten our days with your words of wisdom. Love it!
    Val :)
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    washouse Reply:

    Val stop laughing! LOL Our life stories take on a life of their own after a while. I wish I had the time and energy to do more, but thing do get in the way and a living still needs to come first. I’ll just keep on keeping on til I’m no more. As Zig Ziglar says:”I’m gonna keep it up until I’m taken up.”

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  • Beth Allen says:

    Nelson, you once again have me cracking up! You have such a great memory of the details, and paint such vivid pictures through your stories. And I agree with Lori ~ you should definitely look in to writing forums or other places to get your brilliant writing showcased!

    Thanks again for sharing your wit and wisdom with us!
    Beth Allen´s last [type] ..The 5 P’s of Powerful Marketing

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    washouse Reply:

    Beth “the Encourager” thanks. I’ll look into those forums but I’m also a realist. I’ve been an avid reader all my life and I know good stuff when I see it. What I write is interesting but nowhere close to what passes for Literature. Thanks friend for being so nice to me.

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  • Nelson,
    Thanks for such a great post on Newton’s Laws and the Male Ego! Been there, done that. And a $25,000 vacation home? Those were the days ;) Glad you survived it.
    Thanks again,
    Adam
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    washouse Reply:

    Gee two Doctors commenting today and both in the same field. Divine Providence! I’m either good or in need of some Sex Therapy. Just funnin, I do appreciate you both and feel humbled to have you comment on my Post. Thanks a Bunch.

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  • Nelson you need to write a book. What a memory to have, Funny yes, but thankfully you were all alright. Looking forward to your next post. Love ya
    Julie Elliott´s last [type] ..Happy 4th of July

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    washouse Reply:

    Julie the encouragement is most appreciative. I’m the oldest infant at this writing thing and I will continue this path for a while. As I said before there is a world of difference between what I do and what real authors do. Perhaps I’ll get there but I must first hone my craft on you unsuspecting friends.

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  • Hi Nelson!

    Too funny :) Yes, you definitely know how to tell a story!! What do they say?! Comedy is “tragedy given time” LOL

    Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Laura
    Laura Paulson´s last [type] ..Network Marketing Success- Get Your Newbies Started Right

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    washouse Reply:

    That’s why I love this group. Well read and full of some great knowledge. Almost Shakespearean in nature. Laura thank you for commenting and gracing my Blog.

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  • karin says:

    Nelson, you are one heck of a story teller, or I should say writer. What a great story. I laughed so hard, everybody wanted to know what was so funny. They all read your post and they were all laughing. Thanks for sharing.
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    Nelson Reply:

    Karin, I guess we could call it a “Sit Down Comedy Routine” Thanks for stopping by, I always enjoy and appreciate you and your faithfulness in commenting.
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  • Oh Nelson I can’t stop laughing but hopefully the chair I’m sitting in will remain dry. YOU MUST keep these coming! I think you can actually develop a site out of your Nelson the “Idiot“ Schroeder tales. You are hilarious in your story telling! Okay, I’m calm now…….whew sooooo funny.

    Kellie
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    washouse Reply:

    Kellie, you look to young to depend on “Depends”. I know the feeling and I appreciate the opportunity to make you smile. I so enjoy the great many friends like you who grace my space with really kind words of encouragement. Thanks you.

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  • Nelson,
    You have a wonderful writing style that keeps me wanting to read more. Thanks for sharing, it put a smile on my face this evening!
    Take care,
    Becca
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    washouse Reply:

    Becca, you light up my life with your kind remarks. Thank you for commenting and sharing your gracious comments.

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  • Great story telling skills, Nelson. This one apparently means a lot to you, you have the details down as if it was yesterday, when in fact it’s the year i was just getting around to being born.
    Thanks for the cheering story!!..
    Johneal
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    washouse Reply:

    Gee Johneal, I think I might have stuff in my Refrigerator older than you. Thank you for stopping by and I’m glad I could bring a little cheer into your life.

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  • Sue Collier says:

    Nelson,

    However many times I come back here, you always entertain me. Just as you said (typical woman) I had tears rolling down my cheeks!

    You are a riot! Yet another great post!

    Sue
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    washouse Reply:

    Sue three post back is a tissue box if you need it. I’m humbled to make so many women cry. Prior to my writing this article that only happened when they saw my face. Thanks for you wonderful complementary comments.

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  • Yet another great post Nelson and congrats for getting to the top of the TSA for syndications :-)

    Keep up the great work,
    Gavin Mountford
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    Nelson Reply:

    Thank you Gavin. You and the Cooks are the best for doing what you do for us. Your much appreciated.
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  • Edward says:

    Hey Nelson,

    Great post my friend. Your story telling is wonderful. I can picture myself being right there in your place. My face did tense up when you told about your “fall” I guess time heals all wounds. Did you have more kids?

    Make it a great day!
    God Bless,
    -ed
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    Nelson Reply:

    Thanks Edward, I always appreciate you and Julie coming by and commenting. And the answer to your more kids question is My first tier Genealogy stopped with the two I already had.
    Nelson´s last [type] ..“Ride Em Cowboy”

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  • Kevin M. says:

    “However if you harbor any hopes of having any more Brothers and Sisters, you can cancel them”.

    LOL! I feel your pain Nelson! :)
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    Nelson Reply:

    Yep Kevin, but like a women’s child birth time eases the pain. Thanks for dropping by. Sorry this posting is not suitable for preaching. However Monday I hope to be publishing “Only the Black Keys” which you will I think find good material for you.
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  • Hey very nice blog!! Man .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…

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    Nelson Reply:

    Your comments are much appreciated. Thank you.

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  • I love your stories Nelson. We had a second home on the lake north of Houston but we did not have all the problems you had. We loved that place for a long time but went on to bigger and better dreams.

    Thanks for the reminder of living in that place,

    Michael

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    Nelson Reply:

    Lucky you Michael. But remember this story is from the 60′s and things were not like they are today. Hey It is great to have you here and commenting Thank You

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  • Nelson,

    Just as you predicted, Lorna is laughing… and Pat, not so much. This story reminds us a lot of when we were renovating our home… a few small electrocutions and an emergency room visit to remove foreign objects from Lorna’s eye (at least having more kids was never questioned).

    Thanks so much for the laugh and for a story that we can so relate to!
    ~ Pat and Lorna
    http://TheCoolestCouple.com
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  • Nelson says:

    Not Funny Lorna, quit laughing, come on quit it , stop laughing. Oh forget it I’ll just go out to the garden and eat worms.

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  • You’ve really become a great writer. I remember when I first started visiting this blog and I thought you had a lot of potential. It’s great to see your hard work paying off and it looks like you’re getting a ton of comments. Congrats!

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    Nelson Reply:

    Okay, drop your weapon(your keyboard) and identify yourself. Your have the right to a comment, and if you can’t afford a comment, a comment will be provided for you. I guess that just means thanks for the comment who ever you are.

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  • Hilarious story Nelson, I am sure this has been recalled with teary eyes many times over the years. We had our own memorable DYI this past Sunday. Installing a 50lb chandelier in our 14ft vaulted ceiling. Firstly, being up on a ladder that high was no fun for me. Luckily Neil was excellent at improvising, strapping the chandelier to the top of his ladder allowed him both hands to connect the wires and I had minimal time on the shorter ladder. Brilliant, and so far so good it’s still hanging up there.

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  • Kaye Flack says:

    WOW that is so funny and you tell it like a true story teller… What an experience?? you definitely have a great sense of humor !! Just love it

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  • sam paterson says:

    Fantastic read so funny keep up the good work

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    Nelson Reply:

    Good to see you Sam. I hope you were able to learn something from my foibles.

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