SRS 20 oz Red Craftsman Hammer

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  1. Peyomp

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    I bought a brand new 20 ounce red Craftsman hammer. It cost $10. It is not too short, and not too long. Its handle is composite, with a metal core. It is heavy and compact. You can grab it in the middle and still pound in 16 guage framing nails without much trouble. My shiny red hammer is how I interact with the world. My hammer feels like a part of me, resting in my tool belt, its weight against my leg, then up into my grip, down onto a nail, and back safe home.

    Yesterday, when I didn't have a hammer, I felt useless and alone. Today, I bought the hammer and then used it all day. Now I feel okay. In the least, exhaustion has replaced misery.
     
  2. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    I am completely lost in this post :confused:
     
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    If you're too concrete in your thinking operations, the trees start to block your view of the forest.

    I'd love a red hammer, but I've other implements to extract diversion from the world.
     
  5. Peyomp

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    Cliffs: When I'm not working, I'm pretty fuckin miserable.
     
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    :werd: The only friends I have, and I really do mean the only people I talk to, are coworkers. I like my job.
     
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    That's pretty good. Freud wrote that all one needs to find satisfaction is love and work.

    I can really feel the truth in that.
     
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    hard work never killed anybody.
    nice writing, enjoyable to read.
     
  9. Darketernal

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    I think that in life you need to find something interesting to do, if that thing can replace misery for the feeling of feeling that you do something valuable, then kudos to you.
     
  10. Peyomp

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    It is a Husky Hammer. Not a Craftsman.

    Construction is not my calling. It pays the bills. But, it keeps me from feeling miserable. Or at least noticing that everything is pointless. Actually sometimes I get frustrated with it. Because I don't get to think much... not as much as if I was building software. The other thing I do. And when you have a shitty day in construction... it is a VERY shitty day. Unbelievably shitty.

    You could say that I am teetering on the edge of a depressive episode. I've gotten so I can feel when I hit the danger zone for one of those. I've taken to meditating for about two hours a day, on the way there in my Pa's truck, and on the way back. That helps. My puppy helps too. I got a puppy. But she also tires me a whole lot. Wakes me up at night. Which hurts.

    I was just trying to write something. I can't write anything lately and I think thats part of the problem.
     
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    dave steel My Kung Fu is the best.

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    Peyomp, a craftsman has many tools. Do what you are doing now to the best of your ability. You have many talents, enjoy each one. No doubt you will do many things in life, so enjoy this time in your life. Change will come soon enough.
     
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    i once read that the 2 most fullfilling jobs in the world were, construction and demolition, because there were visible results.

    but i agree with what your saying, and when you really think about it, a really shitty day in any profession or job, is still a really shitty day.
     
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    Since all I can do is sit here propped in the bed for awhile and feel pretty fucking miserable and depressed and useless, very useless, I had my Boss come by and dump a load of paperwork on the bed. I have re-discovered the magic of playing with an Etch-A-Sketch again, the wonder of a new box of Crayola crayons (64!), Play Dough, and Embroidery, I have been creative, but it is only short-term. If I could get up and had a shiny new hammer, I would probably just let loose and whack something several times (as I eye the new drywall in the bedroom and my Nurse (Conniezilla and her hypodermics). Being depressed I can deal with. Being sick, miserable, useless, and pretty much helpless (at the moment) sucks the big one.
    I wish I was on a construction site.
    Anywhere doing anything.
    End of the "mea culpa".
    Have a nice day :)
     
  14. Cerridwen

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    I love remodeling my house because of that very thing. I love seeing the results, and watching whatever I'm doing as it comes along.
     
  15. Peyomp

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    I can relate. Last week I was ill, and did not work. This had something to do with my sadness. I sliced my foot open real good, and its still not healed. And ever since I had repeated 'stomach' sickness in India, my gut is irritable and I don't know whats up with it. I had severe diahrea for a fucking week. I barely left the house.

    Thats not good for a man's mood. Nor is the 5000 bill they're gonna hit me with for a colonoscopy when I finally get in to see the specialist again in a week.

    So yeah, I'm glad to be on the construction site too. At the same time, I wish this 6-7 day a week sun up to sun down shit left me with time for a life. And I wish I could use my mind for something productive, doing something I'm really good at. But hey, its better than your foot bleeding everywhere cause you didn't bother to get stitches, while you shit out your life force the 15th time that day. :wavey:
     
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    I'm in about the same spot. Wait till you hear about the new old girl.
     
  17. Peyomp

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    Don't inject vaginal delusions into my completely honest thread.
     

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