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#1 skyrydr2 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 10, 2013 - 04:44 AM

Well I have lost interest in my tractors , and even the drive to go look at them and see what I can fix or improve... I feared a time like this would happen but was hoping it would be later rather than sooner.
So if you don't see or hear from me you may know why.
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Posted January 10, 2013 - 04:53 AM

Give it a little time, Keith. I'm going through a bit of that right now, but it's more from being unable to do a lot because of the weather. The main focus has shifted to getting the trailer fixed before the real cold hits our area. I have too many unfinished projects, at least in my thinking.


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 05:00 AM

I totally agree with Kenny on this Kieth. The winter blah's have a tendency to do this to many of us.

 

Like Kenny said give it some time, Spring will be here before we know it and that always gets us all in a better state of mind.


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 05:00 AM

Keith,that has happened to me before.I got over it,and I suspect that you will too.


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 05:43 AM

I go through periods of time like this just about every year.  My advice would be to take some purposeful time off from them and get involved with something else.  Maybe a project in the house.  Something that will beat the winter blues and get your mind and hands working.  Give it until spring before making any decisions.  If you still feel this way in April or May, well then maybe your interests are being pulled in another direction.

 

I'm going through a period right now where another hobby has crept in and is taking much of my time.  The trouble is, I'm really enjoying it.  I haven't been out to work in the shop for well over a month and I'm ok with that.  I don't see the tractors leaving any time soon though.  I've tried to sell all of them and go a different direction at least a half dozen times.  That's when I usually end up buying another one.  Take the time now and see what happens.  We'll be here when you get back.


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 06:21 AM

I agree with Jeff hang in there Keith.


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 06:34 AM

I think all of us can relate to what Keith is feeling at this time. Taking a break is ok and actually a good thing. This does not mean you are done with the GT's but you are just charging your battery. Hang in there!


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 06:55 AM

Yea like the others have said it's just winter blues . Come spring you'll have a yard project that needs a special attachment/tool or some other feature that your GTs don't have and then you'll be back in the shop again showing us that great fab. work that we all have seen come from you , Al
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Posted January 10, 2013 - 06:55 AM

Winter doldrums? I find I drift in and out of some hobbies but have more or less been at the GT thing pretty consistently for 2 years now. A break away from it will be a help. I find that when I am using them during the summer months I am much more interested in working on them. You may want to give some thought to a change within the hobby to another brand which means lots of new stuff ot learn. Or perhaps you have a dream tractor that you've always wanted. Now may be the time to start looking for it!


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 07:18 AM

It never hurts, to walk away for a while, and regroup. I'm guessing Nikolas

has your attention. That's great. Family first.

When you think you might want to fire up the GT hobby again, maybe a

good way to get motivated, is to pick a "Tractor of the Month" theme that's

coming up, and bore right into that project.

Pop in and say Hi.


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 07:27 AM

Cant GT 24/7, we all need a break, and frozen tools are less fun to use. We'll be here, even if its just to talk about the weather. Dont be a stranger.
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Posted January 10, 2013 - 08:15 AM

We all need "mental health breaks" from time to time. We do the things we have to and try to do the things we want to. This time of year with much less sun light is depressing for many of us. It is a physical condition that causes mental symptoms. We probably should be hibernating.LOL

 

Find something else for awhile that works for you. I read alot of books at this time and putter in my basement. A multivitamin may help too. Try not to make big changes at this time of year. They are often regretted.

 

Good Luck to all of us.


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 08:37 AM

Sorry to hear that Keith.  I hope you cycle back soon.


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 09:17 AM

It'll pass Keith...guaranteed!  We all go through it more than once!  Besides, it doesn't mean you have to stay away, as we are just as much a social group as anything.  You have issues, then we're here to share them with, compare notes, get therapy from friends. :thumbs:


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Posted January 10, 2013 - 09:38 AM

Been there many times over the years.The good thing is that tractors always have a way of getting you back onto them and of course doing repairs/modifications to either them or the attachments.Its good to have other hobbies as well,kinda gives a person a break from doing the same thing over and over.Doing different things and trying to solve different problems,helps keep our minds  active and possibly keep us from getting poorer minds later on in life.Some how no matter what I always tend to come back to working on tractors eventually.Going to try and start finishing off my basement starting next week.Its been on hold now for 19 yrs.Its about 1/2 done,guess whats pushing me is that our grandson wants his own living space and has been asking about moving downstairs.So figured may as well get to it and getter done.Larry


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