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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 - 4:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

On Wednesday, Christmas made my arm sore three times. How?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 - 5:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can I safely assume that "my" = Balin's?

Christmas involves...
food
church
Christmas trees
presents
family.
Any of those relevant for why your arm was sore?

Your left arm? Right arm? Relevant?

Were you carrying anything?

Are other people relevant?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 - 5:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can I safely assume that "my" = Balin's?

Christmas involves...
food
church
Christmas trees This
presents
family.
Any of those relevant for why your arm was sore? Yes

Your left arm? Right arm? Relevant? My right arm. And somewhat

Were you carrying anything? No

Are other people relevant? Yes, my mother, but only somewhat relevant
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 - 5:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you buying a Christmas tree? Decorating it?

Relevant how much time passed between the three sore moments?

Some days ago, I ran face first into a Christmas tree at our supermarket and a branch hit me in the eye. Something as stupid as that relevant?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 - 9:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were you cutting down Christmas trees? digging them up?

trying to help someone transport Christmas trees?

a vehicle relevant?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 2:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you buying a Christmas tree? Yes, and something else Decorating it? No

Relevant how much time passed between the three sore moments? Yes

Some days ago, I ran face first into a Christmas tree at our supermarket and a branch hit me in the eye. Something as stupid as that relevant? No, but that's a great story!

were you cutting down Christmas trees? Yes digging them up? No

trying to help someone transport Christmas trees? Yes

a vehicle relevant? Yes
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 3:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was your arm at any of the three occurences
...hit against something?
...hit by somebody?
...scratched?
...cut?
...jammed?
...singed?
Did something fall onto it?

If so, did any of these happen twice?
All three times?

Was it always the same part of your arm that became sore?
Or different parts?
Upper arm?
Forearm?
Wrist?
Shoulder?

Was your arm sore immediately after the three things that caused the soreness?
Or did it become sore some time after doing three things?
Like getting muscle ache on Thursday after having carried the tree around on three instances on Wednesday?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 2:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was your arm at any of the three occurences
...hit against something?
...hit by somebody?
...scratched?
...cut?
...jammed? Yope
...singed?
Did something fall onto it? Yopish; No to rest

If so, did any of these happen twice? No
All three times? No

Was it always the same part of your arm that became sore? Assume it was my entire arm
Or different parts?
Upper arm?
Forearm?
Wrist?
Shoulder?

Was your arm sore immediately after No the three things that caused the soreness? Yes
Or did it become sore some time after doing three things? No
Like getting muscle ache on Thursday after having carried the tree around on three instances on Wednesday?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 3:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you hurt your arm chopping down the trees?

or did your arm get squished because you had to travel squshed up against them?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 7:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you hurt your arm chopping down the trees? Yes but FA

or did your arm get squished because you had to travel squshed up against them? Yope, OTRT
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 11:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did your arm get squished by Christmas trees?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2011 - 8:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did your arm get squished by Christmas trees? Noish
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2011 - 1:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HINT: You know that all three arm aches were caused by the tree, all at different times. So...

-What are three things you have to do to take a tree home?

(Also: you've figured out the first one; that I hurt my arm sawing down the tree. Your FA was that it was chopped down.)
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2011 - 8:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you hurt your arm putting the tree into one of those net things?

loading it into/onto a vehicle?

unloading it?

getting it into the house?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, December 23, 2011 - 9:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you hurt your arm putting the tree into one of those net things? No

loading it into/onto a vehicle? Between this...

unloading it? ...and this.

getting it into the house? And after this, but before it was actually up.
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 12:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you have to contort your body to see around the tree while driving and look for traffic in the adjacent lanes? Was it difficult to keep your hand on the steering wheel while doing this?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 12:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you driving? Were you holding the Christmas tree?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 1:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you have to contort your body to see around the tree while driving and look for traffic in the adjacent lanes? No, FA; see next Was it difficult to keep your hand on the steering wheel while doing this?

Were you driving? No, FA cleared Were you holding the Christmas tree? Yes! That's 2 down...
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 - 8:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Actually, I think you've got enough information for the

**********SPOILER**********

My mother and I went to get a Christmas tree on the 14th. We found a nice tree; however, it was fairly large and had a semi-thick trunk. As such, we took turns alternating with the saw, and the sawing took so much work that my arm started to hurt (that's 1).

We eventually cut the thing down and hauled it to the car. Because of the size of the tree, we had to drive with the tree hanging out the back of the trunk; I held it just to make sure it didn't fall out. To do this, I had to contort my arm awkwardly, which hurt -- that's 2.

Finally, we made it home, and with my dad's and sister's help, we unloaded it and put it up. However, we had cut the trunk at a slight angle, so I had to hold up the tree while we propped up the tree stand, so the tree would be straight and not fall over. This was the last straw for my arm -- that's 3.

Nice work everyone, new puzzle when I can think of one.

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