April 20, 2006

Rub my nuts.

A couple of weeks ago my parents asked a favor of me. My aunt had a freezer that is about 5 years old she didn’t want anymore. They wanted me to move it from my aunt’s garage to their garage. No steps, no long hauls, just a simple move from one garage to another. Since it was only 5 years old and about the size of an apartment fridge, I knew it wouldn’t be too heavy and said it wasn’t a problem. For the last two weeks they kept telling me it was just moving this freezer from one garage to another.

They asked me if I wanted their old freezer, which is 35 years old and in their basement. I have a small chest freezer that I barely use and had no need for a big one like that. There really is no place in our house to put it and it’s 35 years old. It’s not like it’s very energy efficient. On Monday they asked me for the umpteenth time if I wanted the stupid, aging, decrepit freezer. Again I gave them a resounding “Hell, no!” After confirming I didn’t want it, they said there is a friend of theirs that does want it, and they are going to give it to him. The catch being that HE has to move it out of the basement. They wouldn’t charge him for it if he moves. Okay, that’s not a bad deal.

All of a sudden the deal sweetens for the guy taking the 70’s super freezer of death. This morning my parents tell me that they don’t want the guy moving it out of the basement, they are afraid he might damage the walls, doors, floors and furniture moving it. They want my cousin and me to move it out of the basement for them. BASTICHES! All day at work I had horrible images of being crushed under the 70’s food cryoton 5000. I knew this little favor was going to turn into a big favor, I knew it!

I get to my aunts, and my father is there with an appliance dolly. I look at the freezer there, tip it to the side to check the weight, the thing couldn’t have weighed more then 200 pounds, and was probably closer to 100. (I’m not a good judge of weight when I’m lifting stuff, but I know that my cousin and I had no problem lifting and moving it). We get it into the back of the truck and head off to my parents.

When we get there, we easily unload the freezer and get it into place in minutes. Then we went to move the old 70s freezatronic 5000. This thing is much larger then the new freezer, except on the inside it is about the same size. No good comes from this. Performing the same tilt test I discover that this is much heaver, MUCH HEAVIER. And that is with out the door. My parents had removed it so it would fit easier through the doorways and up the stairs. We strap the Frostinator 5000 to the dolly and start pulling it up the stairs. I am on the top and my cousin pushing from the bottom. People, this thing weighed 2.5 tons! The 5000 was the poundage of the beast, not the model number! All was going okay until the very top step. As I pulled the Frostbiter 5000 up the last step I feel something give in the most sensitive of male regions. I think my balls tried to jump into my lungs. Pain seers in the groinal region as we finally get it in place. The Herniator 5000 is finally at the top of the stairs. My cousin then graciously does the rest of the heaving lifting to get it down three steps into the garage. (Graciously because he didn’t have to suffer breathing around his nuts!).

Now of course I could go to the hospital, but why do that. I have a reputation to protect. Nope, I’m sitting here anesthetizing myself. My drip bag (AKA beer bottle) is being refilled by my private nurse (Ktreva), I have take a crap load of ibuprofen and later I’m going to have my private nurse rub down the area with some Neosporin with pain reliever. Neosporin has fixed just about everything else in my life; it won’t fail me now! Sure some of you might think the whole rubbing of genital regions with Neosporin is for pleasure, but if your crotch felt like mine right now, you’d know that there is no pleasure to it!

Now excuse me, I have to cough, and I don’t like typing with tears in my eyes.

Posted by Contagion in Stories about me. at April 20, 2006 06:11 PM | TrackBack

Dude, I know wherefrom you speak.

I moved a 45 year old upright freezer (that I DIDN'T WANT) up two flights of stairs and dragged it to my house, where my mom was SURE i'd make good use out of it (And I had to spend $90 having it fixed!)

THe road to hell, etc. etc.

Posted by: og at April 20, 2006 06:50 PM

Ah shit, dude. My sympathies have to do... I ain't rubbing your nuts.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at April 20, 2006 09:37 PM

So at Macktown next week I guess I'll be calling you Seamus MacBulgisac?

Posted by: Graumagus at April 21, 2006 06:21 AM

Damn that sounds all grades of painful.

If the Neosporin doesn't work try IcyHot, it'll at least replace the aching pain with a rather lasting burning sensation.

Posted by: phin at April 21, 2006 06:32 AM

Good thing you have your private nurse there to help you out, cause all your friends can do is point and laugh! ;-)

Posted by: oddybobo at April 21, 2006 08:22 AM

Get better fast, dude!

Posted by: jimmyb at April 21, 2006 09:17 AM

I'm pointing and laughing -- I know he can't get up and chase after me now!

Posted by: Ogre at April 21, 2006 09:43 AM

Hope your nuts feel better!


*rolling on the floor, grabbing side, hurts from laughter*

*wipes away tears*
*starts laughing again*

Posted by: Quality Weenie at April 21, 2006 10:16 AM

I'd laugh... but I used to be a nurse and much as you're trying to be funny I know you must be in lots of pain. Now as long as nothing has herniated - you'll probably be okay. If you're still in as much pain after the 24 hour mark - please head to the doctor and be sure you didn't do something worse than pull a muscle in a bad spot.

Posted by: Teresa at April 21, 2006 11:01 AM

Well, I hope that you are "breathing easier" soon (and your nuts forgive you and go back where they belong). Ktreva will take good care of you I'm sure...

Posted by: Richmond at April 21, 2006 12:07 PM

I hope you're either feeling better or have called an ambulance.

Posted by: Consul-At-Arms at April 22, 2006 07:30 PM

Got my sympathy. We've got one of those vintage 60's dead-hooker-deep-chest freezers in the garage. Quite a nightmare to move.

Posted by: Harvey at April 23, 2006 08:21 PM