About twenty-five years ago, at work, I was attacked by a breaker bar.I was changing a belt on a mobile crane engine, and had “wound up” the belt tensioner. The eighteen inch bar was "safely " wedged under the hood, or so I thought. As I leaned down to remove belt from crankshaft pulley, the hood shifted and the breaker bar swung round and hit me on the bridge of my nose. Could have been an eye, so I was lucky, I guess.
Blood everywhere, and some stars, too.
After the bleeding died down, I looked in a mirror, and, as I didn’t look any uglier than before, took two aspirin and went back to work.
Some five years after that , I wound up having to have surgery to correct a “Deviated Septum”. Trouble breathing. The surgeon said that I must have broken my nose a few years ago. No kidding.
Breathing has become difficult again, so yesterday I was under the knife ( or probably laser today) and had some material removed from inside my nose.
Consequently- no heavy lifting for a while- no tire changing, or transmission pulling, and absolutely no snow shovelling.
About all I can do is go out to the 15 degree garage and open the hood, to look at the belt tensioners on my 5.3, and be grateful that - no matter what strange quirks came on that engine, if I need to remove a belt for some reason, nothing is going to leap up and bite me.
3.30AM Time for another pain pill.