Then 16 months ago I was burned due to an explosion. I was caught in the fire ball and burned 35% over my body. My arms and hands and face were burned with second and third degree burns. I didn't know if I would be able to use my hands, let alone work on tractors again.
After about six months, I went back to the tractor barn and used the removing and installing of bolts on the tractors as therapy on my hands. I wore gloves so the dirt and grime didn't get on my hands..... but the tractor therapy worked. I went back to work earlier than the doctors said at first. Not only has the tractors helped me with my hands.... they also have brought my Dad and I closer than we have been in years.
Since the accident Dad and I have finished the F-20 and a Case SC. We have gotten a 1930 Regular ready for paint and rebuilt an engine for a F-14. Our next project will either be a John Deere MT or a Farmall H. We have some others that could take years to finish, and I think Dad and I will make them all run.
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