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I hate getting old and forgetful

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:09 pm

I have been needing to replace the rear axle seals and paint my loader cub for quite a while. With my health, Joann's health problems, gardening, mowing the yard, a few other projects, and the unusually hot summer, that has taken about 5 months to get it running enough to take to Cubarama. I am just using a pony tank since I want to use it to show new people how to do different things regarding maintenance. I started to put the muffler on it and could not find it. I always lay the muffler in the same spot along one wall when I tear one down, but no muffler. After about 20 minutes of searching and head scratching I remembered, This is my loader Cub,The muffler is on the loader bucket where I laid it to get the loader off. :oops:
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Re: I hate getting old and forgetful

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:16 pm

Congrats, John. At least you remembered where you put it. I recently hunted a fuel line for my outboard motor remote fuel tank. Took me 4 days to find it. Oh well, at least I found it before buying another one. That's a sure way to find something that's lost, buy another one. :lol:

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Re: I hate getting old and forgetful

Postby Eugene » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:32 pm

staninlowerAL wrote:That's a sure way to find something that's lost, buy another one.
That's usually what happens to me.

Short while back I was looking for a can full of peg toothed harrow teeth. Searched the basement shelves, house garage, shelves at the acreage shop, son's garage. Repeated the search. Gave up. Day or two later I found them, sitting on the back corner of my basement work bench.
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Re: I hate getting old and forgetful

Postby T-Mo » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:09 am

I usually put things in a places where I think I'll remember where it's at....then when I need those things, I can't remember where that place is! I've seen this on Facebook recently: "When I don't need it, I find it. When I do need it, I can't find it."

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Re: I hate getting old and forgetful

Postby radioguy41 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:02 am

I always put stuff in a safe place. It must be a safe place cause I can't find it. :shock:
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Re: I hate getting old and forgetful

Postby Waif » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:14 pm

Ahh, yes. Nothing like an Easter egg hunt.

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Re: I hate getting old and forgetful

Postby punchofdeath » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:02 pm

I'm 17 and I end up mindlessly sitting something somewhere while I'm walking through our garage and then when I need it I can't find it. I've been getting better however as I've been using one of those magnetic bowls to put nuts and bolts in to prevent me from losing parts! :P
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Re: I hate getting old and forgetful

Postby Eugene » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:57 pm

punchofdeath wrote:I'm 17 and I end up mindlessly sitting something somewhere.
Good news, bad news. Well, only bad news. The forgetfulness gets worse as you age and the more projects undertaken.
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Re: I hate getting old and forgetful

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:53 am

I think its because the older an individual gets, the more knowledge (experiences) one has and the brain excedes its memory capacity. Sorta like my computer files, I know it's there but maybe just misfiled. :surrender: :P

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Re: I hate getting old and forgetful

Postby v w » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:07 pm

Buying a new one does not always work. I went to trade the tire inflater for the blow gun which ALWAYS has been put in the window sill along with tire pressure gauge and dust. Bought new blow gun a couple months ago. Old one has yet to appear. :headbang Vern

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Re: I hate getting old and forgetful

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:23 pm

Jo and I had been married about a year and had not been to my home for about six months. Whenever I came home (weekends from college, etc.), the drill was always the same. After a few short pleasantries, Dad took me outside to start a project. This time we headed to the "shop" to begin. After a few seconds of looking, Dad said, "What in the ___ did you do with the ___ ____ hammer?" My response was, "Dad, I haven't been here for six months, find your own ___ ____ hammer! I told you for years that I was not the one leaving tools where they last used them." Needless to say he was not a happy camper having been caught.

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Re: I hate getting old and forgetful

Postby ntrenn » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:00 pm

You guys all make me laugh...at one time or another...I've done every one of those things..

I've finally settled in to cleaning up when I've lost or misplaced something. I believe i find them faster....but i also get sidetracked more..

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Re: I hate getting old and forgetful

Postby birddog » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:11 pm

A while back I spent a couple hours looking for a tool I had used the day before, I was just about ready to give up when I happened to think I hadn't checked where it was suppose to be. Sure enough there it was hanging on the wall in it's spot. Generally I don't put tools away until the project is finished, not when I'm done with the tool.

Just shows that sometimes you can't win for losing.
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Re: I hate getting old and forgetful

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:19 pm

Bill, you are not alone, I had been moved away for about 3 years, before Dad quit calling me to ask where I had left something.
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Re: I hate getting old and forgetful

Postby Eugene » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:38 pm

Now I just ask my wife where it is. She usually knows.

I must have close to a dozen tape measures. Should be several in the house and basement shop. Couldn't find any. Ask wife. She went to her lingerie drawer, dug under the underwear, brought out several tape measures.

Wife also has her own private tool chest. If I'm missing a tool, just have to ask the wife.
I have an excuse. CRS.


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