Construction, House and Acreage Restoration

The Flying Nail Incident

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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