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#1 29 Chev OFFLINE  

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Posted December 31, 2017 - 12:46 PM

The Memory Search Game For Us Who Are Older

 

“Where did I put that part” I said to myself?
I had looked in the shop and checked every shelf
It was taken off with the greatest of care
And set aside in case I ever needed a spare
A transmission gear that was no longer made
I needed it for my tractor that soon would be displayed
At the local show for people to come and see
Where oh where could that gear be?
I thought of the places that I could of set it aside
That special gear that I needed to finish my ride
Getting older I have found the memory goes
And the lists of things I have forgot constantly grows
I am learning slowly to write things down on paper
So I can reference them later and avoid this hunting caper
And then I finally gave it one last attempt
To find that part that I had already spent
So much time to locate it so I could put it to work
And then I found it and felt like a jerk
It was right on the shelf I had checked three times before
But now I was on a ladder and could see the whole score
The gear had gotten pushed to the back at some point in time
But at least I had found it which made everything fine
Now back to the transmission and putting things back together
And getting the tractor ready for beautiful weather
Now where did I set the snap ring pliers that I needed to make this job end
Oh no - looks like the memory search game is starting all over again


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Posted December 31, 2017 - 12:58 PM

The Memory Search Game For Us Who Are Older

 

“Where did I put that part” I said to myself?
I had looked in the shop and checked every shelf
It was taken off with the greatest of care
And set aside in case I ever needed a spare
A transmission gear that was no longer made
I needed it for my tractor that soon would be displayed
At the local show for people to come and see
Where oh where could that gear be?
I thought of the places that I could of set it aside
That special gear that I needed to finish my ride
Getting older I have found the memory goes
And the lists of things I have forgot constantly grows
I am learning slowly to write things down on paper
So I can reference them later and avoid this hunting caper
And then I finally gave it one last attempt
To find that part that I had already spent
So much time to locate it so I could put it to work
And then I found it and felt like a jerk
It was right on the shelf I had checked three times before
But now I was on a ladder and could see the whole score
The gear had gotten pushed to the back at some point in time
But at least I had found it which made everything fine
Now back to the transmission and putting things back together
And getting the tractor ready for beautiful weather
Now where did I set the snap ring pliers that I needed to make this job end
Oh no - looks like the memory search game is starting all over again

That's about right!


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Posted December 31, 2017 - 01:00 PM

Who you callin' old?


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Posted December 31, 2017 - 01:03 PM

Who you callin' old?

 

Me, myself and I :D


Edited by 29 Chev, December 31, 2017 - 01:03 PM.

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Posted December 31, 2017 - 01:06 PM

What's a memory?? It left years ago
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Posted December 31, 2017 - 01:27 PM

I have one of those vibration tachs. Which I use some times. So I lost it. Looked for months to find it. So I figured, I can’t find it, I will buy another one. Which I did.
The very same day I bought the new tach, I found the old one.

Noel
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Posted December 31, 2017 - 01:54 PM

I have one of those vibration tachs. Which I use some times. So I lost it. Looked for months to find it. So I figured, I can’t find it, I will buy another one. Which I did.
The very same day I bought the new tach, I found the old one.

Noel

I had a ring compressor that I couldn't find so I bought a new one BUT the old one is still lost. 


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Posted December 31, 2017 - 02:50 PM

I think I resemble that remark. LOL   

 

 

I looked for two years for a brand new Ridgid coil roof nail gun. Could not find it. One day after looking everywhere I looked on the bottom shelf next to where we park the car in the open for all to see there it was in the bag never used and ready for me to find it.                                                                                                                                                             Roger


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Posted December 31, 2017 - 03:28 PM

I have one of those vibration tachs. Which I use some times. So I lost it. Looked for months to find it. So I figured, I can’t find it, I will buy another one. Which I did.
The very same day I bought the new tach, I found the old one.

Noel

I thought that was how you found something?

 

I think I resemble that remark. LOL   

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Dead ringer for me! I'll have something in my hand. Lay it down to find something else. Loose the first thing!


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Posted December 31, 2017 - 04:11 PM

We call those "senior moments" around here. The number of them per day is approximately your age minus 50. ie: I am 66 and have about 16 per day(one per waking hour). Its normal and comes from wearing out the brain(if only I hadn't wasted so much brain time thinking about girls when I was a teenager).

My resolution for this year is to do a lot of cleaning and organizing to reduce the "lost" tools and parts. I also plan to label storage boxes and drawers with the labels showing. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted December 31, 2017 - 05:49 PM

it is called memory overload

memory is full - need to get rid of something


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Posted December 31, 2017 - 06:34 PM

My peeve is when its a short term memory loss, I set something down and go to grab it a second or two later and poof its gone. I check the floor beside me, I check the floor behind me, I look at the tractor seat, on the fenders, on the foot board, ooops here it is  jacket pocket ....continue on Look for next item , check jacket pocket, check floor beside me, check seat, check foot board,fender oooops here it is on the floor behind me....eeeerg .....lol 

 

 

The above seems to happen even more when someone is standing over or watching me, it gets worse when my wife helps me for some reason. 


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Posted December 31, 2017 - 07:03 PM

I  call that instantaneous memory loss a butterfly. Like, "that idea/name just butterflied away".  I can remember perfectly where something was in the old shop almost thirty years ago, but can't for the life of me remember where I put it in the new shop last week.  As my father used to say, "this aging ain't what it's cracked up to be"


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Posted December 31, 2017 - 08:21 PM

I  call that instantaneous memory loss a butterfly. Like, "that idea/name just butterflied away".  I can remember perfectly where something was in the old shop almost thirty years ago, but can't for the life of me remember where I put it in the new shop last week.  As my father used to say, "this aging ain't what it's cracked up to be"

I had a good reply to this, but I aaaaah forgot. 


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Posted December 31, 2017 - 09:08 PM

I don't know anything about short term memory loss. When mine is lost it is gone for good. Don


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