Not a single brand lasts worth a hoot, from Mechanics, to Mechanix
(nice comfy glove), to Western Safety, or any of the rest of the
I've easily gone through a gross of gloves and the one style I've
finally adopted is the #90913 latex-dipped knits from HF. They're
thin enough to pick up coins or dropped nails/screws, thick enough to
protect my hands from splinters and sharp objects, and I get about 2
months out of them before a finger or two wear out. At $1.59 a pair,
it works out to 80 cents a month.
I buy lots of different types of gloves there, including the knits
(cold weather wear), sticky fingers (glass handling), roping
(fencing), nitrile (chemicals), poly (food handling), thin/single knit
(wear under thick nitrile), latex (painting), cotton sheeting
(gardening), long thick suede (welding), goatskin (TIG), to string
knits (I'm chainsawing up a downed doug fir and moving the detritus
with these.) None are bright, striped, and -ugly- like the silly
American-made gloves are wont to be nowadays.
At $5-6 a dozen ($9 for 3pr welding gloves, $6/pr goatskin), I keep
stacks of all types around. I give a pair (usually latex-dipped) to
each worker who works a day with me. Not only do I get more work out
of them that day, they're happy to keep the blisters down and to take
'em home with them for use another day.
One of my sigs wasn't clear enough for you, eh, Mikey?
I guessI haven't used it for a while now, but...
OPERA: Italian word meaning "death by music".
Actually, I don't mind the opera so much.
It's the -singing- that I hate.
And the prices n' stuck-up people.
Please, NOT when you're NEWSing!
I picked up some diphenhydramine sleep aid tablets which work well for
the few nights I can't sleep but need to. $1 a box at BigLots. The
active ingredient is an antihistamine, known to cause drowsiness.
Give it a try if you haven't already.
Mega suckage, dude. Condolences. Is it neuropathy which is keeping
you awake? IIRC, it's your legs.
Have you tried acupuncture or meditation? I took a meditation class at
BPI in 1992 and found it so useful, I continued on with their entire
clairvoyant training class package. It was great. The meditation
class helped so much with my back pain ('86 injury), it led me to the
rest. I now look at things in a different perspective. A twenty
minute meditative 'nap' gives me 3 hours worth of sleep relaxation, so
I seldom sleep more than 5-6 hours a night.
I read that stress complicates and increases neuropathy pain.