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#16 ol' stonebreaker OFFLINE  

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Posted February 25, 2015 - 10:42 PM

Yesterday I finished up the small tlr I built for my portable welder. After putting away all the tools I found my tape measure I ALWAYS keep in my pocket was MIA. I searched all over the shop, walked the street from the shop out to the big storage shed where I parked the welder tlr, looked all over the tlr and welder to no avail. Finally gave up and thought like most everything I lose it'll show up later. Was in the shop searching again this AM and there it was laying on top of the bolt bins. Then I remember using it to measure bolt lengths for bolting the welder down. A mind is a terrible thing to lose!!
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Posted February 25, 2015 - 11:12 PM

Everybody think I'm crazy for walking around circles looking for something I lost I usually find it again when I mow. I started using a old military tarp when I working on something outside the barn easier find stuff on it then in the grass.


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Posted February 25, 2015 - 11:19 PM

About the only thing I never forget is my glasses! They go on my face when I get out of bed, and don't come off until I hit the shower at night! I have 4 of those coo-zee's that you keep in a freezer in the shop and remember now to put it back in because if you let 'em get warm and put them back they're frozen down the next time one is needed! Must melt into the frost real quick!

 

Everything else especially tools, I can't remember what ever happened to them a good bit of the time but every now and then I find one in the fender or under junk on a bench! Takes months or years sometimes.

 

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Posted February 26, 2015 - 06:40 AM

I don't tell this story often but here goes ....   My wife washed her car , at the time about a 2 year old Malibu  LTZ ,I just put on my work clothes from the day before  so I thought I would be nice and park it in the garage for her , hop in park it and when I tried to get out I was kind of stuck to the seat , first thing I thought of was she SPILLED SOMETHING on the leather seat ,  well when I got out I looked down at the V shaped cut in the leather , I reached in my back  pocket and here I forgot I had a pair for mini needle nose pliers in them :wallbanging:  :wallbanging: :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:   For you unmarried folks once you do something that dumb your spouse can just about wreck anything and you have to bite your lip or they'll remind you ( yes that's a fact lol )


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Posted February 26, 2015 - 07:47 AM

I don't tell this story often but here goes ....   My wife washed her car , at the time about a 2 year old Malibu  LTZ ,I just put on my work clothes from the day before  so I thought I would be nice and park it in the garage for her , hop in park it and when I tried to get out I was kind of stuck to the seat , first thing I thought of was she SPILLED SOMETHING on the leather seat ,  well when I got out I looked down at the V shaped cut in the leather , I reached in my back  pocket and here I forgot I had a pair for mini needle nose pliers in them :wallbanging:  :wallbanging: :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:   For you unmarried folks once you do something that dumb your spouse can just about wreck anything and you have to bite your lip or they'll remind you ( yes that's a fact lol )

 

Yikes, that had to hurt.

Yes, that's one that would never be left alone.

 

When something like that happens, you might as well go get

a tattoo, or get branded. :(


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Posted February 26, 2015 - 07:55 AM

I was going to add a comment on forgetting things, but by the time I read all the comments, I forgot what it was.

It will turn up somewhere  :hitting_self_roller:


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Posted February 26, 2015 - 08:27 AM

Boy don't that make you mad sometimes! I do it too often to talk about it, but like you, a cold one always helps one way or another.


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Posted February 26, 2015 - 10:35 AM

There are two good things about being forgetful.

 

1. You can hide your own easter eggs.

 

 

2. You get to meet new people everyday.


Edited by crittersf1, February 26, 2015 - 10:35 AM.

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Posted February 26, 2015 - 10:38 AM

There are two good things about being forgetful.

 

1. You can hide your own easter eggs.

 

 

2. You get to meet new people everyday.

 

 

And #3 is .. um ...uh....cr@p..... what were we talking about?



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Posted February 26, 2015 - 11:10 AM

Or have more than one screw driver  :poke:  One of my favorite go to screw drivers is the one that has the interchangeable bits. I got use to these many years ago by carrying one in my tool belt. Of coarse we all have many uses & many screw drivers but most of us may only use a few of them on a regular basis.

I like the multi-bit screwdrivers, too, especially the ones with two different shank sizes on the tips.

 

  I've found that if you take the bit out, the female hex part of the driver can be used to tighten clamps, remove sheet metal screws, etc.... a lot easier to use than the slotted tip!

 

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Posted February 26, 2015 - 12:06 PM

You always find it in the last place you look.

 

Of course, because when you find it , you quit looking!



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Posted February 26, 2015 - 12:07 PM

Of course, because when you find it , you quit looking!

not if you forget what you are looking for


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Posted February 27, 2015 - 12:17 PM

I do this constantly. If I am doing remodeling work I lay out 6 tape measures 10 pencils. 3 hammers and 2 speed squares. Because I will lose those items over and over again. With so many scattered I tend to find them quicker. Or they all end up laying in a pile

I am only 31. When I am you guys age I won't remember where I am.

Edited by toomanytoys84, February 27, 2015 - 12:18 PM.

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