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That time when strength came in handy..
« on: February 26, 2020, 06:03:05 PM »
I was talking with my mechanic the other night about getting my wife unstuck from a nasty steep icy driveway. He asked how I did it since I wasn't towing her out with a little Honda  ::) The truth is, I got behind her car, braced against a tree and pushed the thing uphill for a few feet so we could back out without hitting the tree. I got to thinking that if someone was not a gym rat that they would be paying a tow truck to pull them out.

You got any similar stories?
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Re: That time when strength came in handy..
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 09:22:49 PM »
A while back I got a call from my Mom's husband.  She had fallen and couldn't get up and he was too frail to pick her up, so Lisa and I drove over there and literally picked her up off the garage floor where she had fallen.

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Re: That time when strength came in handy..
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2020, 10:34:07 PM »
A while back I got a call from my Mom's husband.  She had fallen and couldn't get up and he was too frail to pick her up, so Lisa and I drove over there and literally picked her up off the garage floor where she had fallen.

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Can't think of anything more noble than picking up your fallen Mom, hope that's not her only safety net? What if you were off in Niagara Falls or somewhere?

Last week my single Mom neighbor messaged me, "on my way home with some sheetrock, can you help me carry it in? I will make you some cookies." I said yes of course and no cookies needed, was 12 sheets of sheetrock, 4 sheets of plywood and 6 sheets of some granite subflooring stuff that got all over my clothes. Had just gotten back from the gym and was about to take a nap  ::)
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Re: That time when strength came in handy..
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2020, 10:16:11 AM »
Can't think of anything more noble than picking up your fallen Mom, hope that's not her only safety net? What if you were off in Niagara Falls or somewhere?

They moved into an assisted living Condo last year.  Place costs fuggen fortune.
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2016.04.22:  600 Squat, 330 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1530 Total
2015.08.09:  600 Squat, 320 Bench, 600 Dead   |  1520 Total