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Offline The Laird Of Galloway, Scotland

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Electric Can Openers
« on: February 23, 2018, 09:09:08 PM »
Does anyone on here use an electric can opener?  Thanks to having useless hands I managed to make them a bit worse tonight using a sodding normal handheld one and basically i have no strength to grip/turn the handle so wondered how good the electric ones work? I don't buy many things in cans but when i do its usually a sodding struggle  :angry:. If they all had ring pulls it would be better but most still use the normal type of cans.
Not an exciting topic tonight but if the electric ones are any good I will go buy one tomorrow :smiley: and a great excuse to get out of the house :smiley:.
Cheers and hope everyone's well as can be?
Brian :smiley:

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Re: Electric Can Openers
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2018, 09:22:52 AM »
I agrewe Brian - ring pulls are the best. I don't have an electric can opener but it never ceases to impress me how inventive people are when it comes to the various aids that are available to help people with difficulties. I keep a 'picker upper' hanging in my kitchen because the floor seems to keep receding from my reach and after struggling with my socks for too long, I found a gizmo with long tapes that pulls them on for you - brilliant  :smiley:. Something similar to your can opener, I had to buy a bottle and jar top remover a while ago when I found I couldn't get into a jar of pickled gherkins - easy peasy now  :smiley:.
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Re: Electric Can Openers
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2018, 05:41:45 PM »
I don't have one but had bought one for my partners aunty once and I think it worked well.  Definitely worth a try xx
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. 
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Re: Electric Can Openers
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2018, 09:22:26 PM »
Aye George the grabbers are really useful, I have one out in my workshop for when i drop carving tools etc save me getting off my backside lol its not that I am lazy but I have a special workbench with dust extraction fitted and once i am settled carving there is a bit awkward moving so anything that helps is a real bonus.
I will get an electric can opener and see if they work or not, I could always use the chainsaw instead  :rofl:.
Cheers Emz I will let you know how i get on with one.

I remember when i joined the forum you said that grieving comes in stages and today even though i thought i was handling stuff ok here my sister in France asked me to send her some photos of Ruth and also a copy of the funeral service and it really hit home and ended up feeling totally knackered......so strange. I managed to send them ok but seeing the photos again was a bad idea......suppose its better than what i see when i am trying to sleep (Ruth asking for help and I couldn't help her)
Oh well suppose that's all part of the grieving process?  hope everyone else is coping as well as possible and just having this forum really helps as you can only speak to no'one for so long and getting no reply.
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Brian

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Re: Electric Can Openers
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2018, 08:36:50 AM »
Grieving definitely is a rollercoaster.  Sending a hug  :hug: xx
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Re: Electric Can Openers
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2018, 10:43:50 AM »
I'm sure we're all the same Brian, so many little things and moments that trigger painful memories. I have several triggers but one of them is when I'm cleaning my teeth in the mornings. I think it's because I just stand there letting my mind wander. the electric brush does all the work  :smiley: . When my mind is blank I have sudden flashbacks to the really bad times during Chris' illness. It's just as well that I'm at the sink when it happens, I can give my face a rinse and wash the tears away. They are just moments though and I soon get on with things again as we all do  :cray:.
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Re: Electric Can Openers
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2018, 10:57:30 AM »
 :hug:just as i was reading through the queen song "the show must go on" is on the radio -and that is what we are all doing too a degree, the face we show too others and the internal talks we have with ourselves but it doesnt have too here -this is backstage where the costume and the make-up can come off and the real emotions are allowed .