Being stupid and careless - Router Forums
 39Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 106 (permalink) Old 10-05-2015, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Country: United States
First Name: Bruce
Posts: 200
 
Default Being stupid and careless

On the 23rd of September I did something extremely stupid. I fly quad coppers (Drone) as one of my many hobbies. I had lost sight of my drone and used a feature called return to home. One of the features of return to home is an altitude setting, this is used to set a safe altitude for returning to home. I had mine set at 60 feet. Well I found out I have a few trees up to 80 feet tall. So upon using the return to home I flew into one of my trees.
In my effort to retrieve the drone I tried several methods but finially selected on going up the tree. This where the Stupid part came in, my wife said don't climb that tree and she went into the house and of course I didn't listen. I will be 64 this month but in my mind I think like an 18 year old. I have felt this what keeps me kept me going is not letting my mind to age to quickly. But the bad side is if I think I'm 18 I can do as an 18 year old.
So up the tree I go and then Mr. Careless comes along. I grabbed a small branch and it broke so on the next grab I grabbed a stronger bigger branch and put my weight into it. Well as Murphy had it, it also broke. The next thing I know is I'm falling from 12 feet in the air and let me tell you that's a long way to fall.
So now after almost a week in the hospitil and bed ridden for another week I walk with a walker and a back brace. I ended up breaking my back in 2 places and did a lot of tail bone and rib brushing. So I will be out of work for at least 6 months.
So what's the purpose of this post, think not twice but trice before doing something dangerous and most of all listen to common Sense (Wife) before doing something dangerous.
Now you may ask why did I even try. The drone I was fling was over $1500.00 and I hate that see that money lost. Well after I get the medical bills $1500.00 will seem like a drop in the bucket.

CAD-Man

Last edited by CAD-Man; 10-05-2015 at 09:30 AM.
CAD-Man is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 106 (permalink) Old 10-05-2015, 09:00 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Richard
Posts: 2,979
 
Default

Sorry to hear about your accident. I wish you a speedy recovery. I'm sure you don't need to be reminded not to think you're 18 any more. Most of us over about 60 have at one time or another had to come to that realization. Sometimes in very expensive ways. Again I'm hoping for your speedy recovery.
Shop guy is offline  
post #3 of 106 (permalink) Old 10-05-2015, 09:34 AM
Registered User
 
RainMan 2.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Country: Canada
First Name: Rick
Posts: 15,203
 
Default

Sorry to hear this Bruce . I never expected to hear a story involving a tree and a drone .
I'm off work for a week myself but my situation couldn't be changed as my stairs in my garage collapsed and I'm pretty banged up . I never installed the stairs as the garage was just built when I bought the house , but there not going to drop again as I reinforced them underneith .
I certainly feel for you as I hate pain and am sick and tired of it , even got rid of my dirt bike .
Hope you mend quickly , but we're not 16 anymore .

Btw , did you hire an arborist to retrieve the drone ?
harrysin and jj777746 like this.

I don't know anything about CNC router tables , but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night
RainMan 2.0 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 106 (permalink) Old 10-05-2015, 10:16 AM
Registered User
 
OutoftheWoodwork's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Barb
Posts: 2,156
 
Default

Holy Mackerel. Thankful a hospital stay is all it was... healing thoughts sent your way
jj777746 likes this.

Barb


Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Mark Twain

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
Henry A. Kissinger

If you choose to poke at a bee hive, be prepared to get stung.
OutoftheWoodwork is offline  
post #5 of 106 (permalink) Old 10-05-2015, 10:20 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Country: United States
First Name: John
Posts: 3,711
 
Default

Speedy recovery to you. I'm 66 and would probably done the same thing ------- if the ladders and long poles didn't work.

HJ

The mind keeps thinking but the body doesn't keep up!
honesttjohn is online now  
post #6 of 106 (permalink) Old 10-05-2015, 11:23 AM
Registered User
 
Knothead47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Country: United States
First Name: John
Posts: 2,395
 
Default

Wishing you a speedy recovery. My wife and I are at odds about painting the house next spring. I'm 68 but have no real fear of heights. When my daughter and son-in-law painted their old house, guess who got to do the climbing on the scaffold to paint the 16 ft. ceiling?
DaninVan likes this.

John T.
Life is like water-skiing; if you slow down, you go down.
Knothead47 is offline  
post #7 of 106 (permalink) Old 10-05-2015, 11:25 AM
Registered User
 
gjackson52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Country: United States
First Name: Gary
Posts: 646
 
Default

OUCH ! Sorry to hear this, I hope the rest of your recovery goes smoothly.


Gary
gjackson52 is offline  
post #8 of 106 (permalink) Old 10-05-2015, 11:42 AM
Registered User
 
DaninVan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Country: Canada
First Name: Dan
Posts: 13,686
 
Default

On the bright side, Bruce, you're not a quadriplegic now! Get well soon, eh.
(Have you figured out how to recover the drone?)
{Think of all the stuff from LV you could have bought for $1,500...}
DaninVan is offline  
post #9 of 106 (permalink) Old 10-05-2015, 11:55 AM
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Country: United States
Posts: 254
 
Default

I'd bet most of us confront our own mortality long before we admit to ourselves that we're not 18 anymore. I was in my early seventies before that realization dawned.

Get well soon.
harrysin likes this.
163481 is offline  
post #10 of 106 (permalink) Old 10-05-2015, 11:57 AM
Administrator
 
Cricket's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Country: United States
First Name: Cricket
Posts: 1,969
 
Default

@CAD-Man you're in my thoughts and prayers.

I hope you feel better soon!

"Show respect even to people who donít deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."
Cricket is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome