Now the thing that impresses men (sometimes) is, I can hammer with both hands. I guess it's something to be proud of but it just comes naturally to me. So I really don't think it's a big deal. Now what scares me is that guys ask if I've blown out my elbow! I have never heard of such a thing!! If I was in pain I would stop and I do stop. Working till you blow out your elbow totally blows my mind! Hammering copper is just not worth hurting myself.
Maybe that's why I do not want to work in metal anymore. It is rough on the hands, arms and shoulders. Sometimes I pinch a nerve in my shoulder and it causes my ring finger to go numb. Not a very pleasant experience.
Anyone watching the silver market? It almost was up to $16 an ounce. It might have hit it. I was tending to sick children so I didn't check everyday. I don't think silver will go down to the $10 range again. Just like gas, I can see it being around $4 a gallon this summer.