Construction, House and Acreage Restoration

The Flying Nail Incident


We interrupt the regular house blog updates to fill you in on the events of Sunday, October 5, 2014.

At approximately 11:00 in the morning, while attempting to rip down a 2×4, a rouge nail injured the man of the house by flying into his head and bouncing off.

After going through several paper towels, the man’s mother-in-law (a registered nurse) recommended a visit to the local emergency response team to better assess any possible injury.

After a brief (who am I kidding? a trip to the ER is NEVER brief) visit to the local emergency response department and a tetanus shot, the man returned home to install a second-hand bay window.

The man’s only injuries included a laceration at the hairline and a splitting headache.

The guilty party (the nail) was found still onsite at the scene of the attempted impalement, hanging out on a piece of painted facia in the garage.


Afterwards, the forensic evidence supported the man’s initial descriptions of the events as they took place in the garage on the Pedersen Homestead. The table saw blade caught a piece of an embedded nail and flew it up at the man, causing a laceration and excessive bleeding.


The man’s father-in-law (a former police officer) responded quickly to possible bloodborne pathogens by soaking up the blood stains in the garage with sawdust.


The board in question was examined and it was determined that had the first assailant (nail) not flew itself out and injured the man, a second assailant (another nail) was waiting on his own suicide mission to complete the job.


Upon inspection after the incident, it was concluded that the wifely duties (or removing nails from pre-used boards) were not lax, as the nail imbedded in the board was not visible by the naked eye.

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