...is that when you go looking for them you find other things you've misplaced.
Remember....It's always in the last place you look!
What is it a sign of if you can't find it and you haven't moved from where you last used it? Why do they camouflage tools?
Steve: I know what you mean . I thought I had found a barn fresh 1911 and then I remembered it was my barn. Dan
Steve, You will find it when you go to put the new one you bought away.
Buy the way, looking for things is cheap entertainment and good exercise.
A temporary lack of recall is caused by a MCF Event. (Momentary Cerebral Flatulence).
I look at it as exercise. Since I got CRS, I walk several miles a day looking for stuff I just put down!
Who says it isn't all part of a greater plan?
A really great feeling is looking all over the shop for a wrench and finally giving up and sitting down. Then, you find it in your back pocket. Worse yet is trying to remember why you wanted it in the first place. At least I think I remember all that happening. :-)
.......Drat....forgot what I was going to say..
My Dad who is 95 and I were at the Riverside swap meet approx. 10 yrs. ago. We stopped at a space where a Guy had a used pile of pliers. Dad asked how much for whole pile? I responded...Why do you need all those pliers? Dad responded that he was tired of having to hunt for a pair and with that many pliers.....he could put one in every corner and drawer in the shop and he would never be hunting pliers again. He and a friend bought most of the pile of pliers and "I" now am understanding why he needed so many.
My wife still does not understand why I need so many tools....even though she now has trouble remembering where she put things.
More of the benefits for those of us in the Golden years.
The only benefit of aging as a man I see is the wider variety of women who look good.
I don't worry about it when I lose something because everything is someplace.
A while back the battery went out on my 26 coupe. Those of you with these cars know what a pain it is to pull the battery out. I knew I had a battery strap hanging on the peg board above my work bench. I could not find it and now own 2 of them. I my defense see if you can find it!
I have a good friend down the road who stores parts the way you do.
He calls it his "visual inventory" system.
I used to kid him about it - but he can find things while I can't !
I don't kid him anymore,
The up side to having memory loss is that you meet new friends every day and you can hide your own Easter eggs
You need to see the eye doctor. It's not age; it's double vision. ;-)
There it is, right there.
The reason something is always in the last place you look is because once you find it you stop looking.
And because right now it's later than it's ever been in the whole history of the world.
Always remember ... You never used to be older!!!
I see the eye of one end with the Brace. Hanging past the open end of the 6"-8" C-clamp/s
I always like the Highlights magazine at the Dr.office when I was a kid
Good eyes! I did not think that anyone would actually find it. If I had your eyes I would only own one battery strap.
I tell you, It's those Highlights seek and finds I did as a kid
Love that wall, Paul
Back in '46 or '47, Dad had a Beverly Shear. It was an open throated shear built like a gear operated aviation shear. One saturday he went about sharpening the blades. They had become nicked and weren't cutting well, so Dad was going to build up the cutting edge with Stellite (sp) and grind the blades to the proper contour.
I set off to town to play some pool and hang with some buddies. Dad used every horizontal space to store tools and stuff. I came home after a few hours, Mom was trying to clean the shop, Dad was throwing stuff all over, they weren't talking to each other. I asked what was the matter. Mom said ' Can't find the other blade for the shear.' I said 'that one in the vise?'
I'm not sure how it happened, but it suddenly became my fault!! : Fast forward: Now days when I lose some thing ( The flat surface thing is genetic ) I stop and pick up a LED flash lite and use it to focus on the items in the bright beam. When that doesn't work I take a nap.
Having grown up next to a hardware store, my Father would just buy another tool when he could not find the one he was looking for. This is why I now own a half dozen framing squares. Along the same lines, when I was in the Navy, my Father would blame me when he could not find a tool. Thank goodness Mother would come to the rescue and remind Dad that I was not home.