Yeah, it was close!Ouch! Man, that was close.....
Been there - done that before. I noticed the common rubber variety has changed over the years just like everything else. Luckily I have a pretty good supply of the older ones - just have to inspect them before using for cracks due to age.
One day I'm cutting grass on my tractor. Next thing I know Puh-Pow right in the safety glasses. The debris was thrown from my helpers string trimmer working near by.I try to remember to put on my safety glasses whenever I go to "work" in my shop or the yard. There are a lot more hazards than we can even count or anticipate, and we usually are focused on something else. I've had some close calls, too.
Thanks for posting, Ken, a great reminder. It is a danger that is very easily overlooked. Glad it didn't end up worse.
Good posts Randy.:thumbup1gif::soapbox:
The problem is, we get very comfortable with everyday tasks that become routine including tractor stuff and it is to let our guard down. I find that if I take my time and slow down and think about what I am doing it helps a great deal. The problem is, you can let your guard down for a split second and then you are in trouble. And sometimes no matter how careful you are, accidents happen. There is nothing that you are doing that can't be given the proper time to be thought about. This includes all aspects or our lives. We seem to have become a society of "nothing can wait", with our cell phones and text messaging, driving, and work. Just try slowing down and enjoy life a little more. :thumbup1gif: I am not pointing fingers at anyone just a little enlightenment to all. Everyone, be safe.