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>> Home > Forum > Non-Hobby Chat > getting old
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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 389
14th Jan 2017 20:36  
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Painting a piece of ply with sanding sealer today, I managed to dip my brush into my mug of tea instead of the sanding sealer, TWICE, the only upside is I didn't drink the sanding sealer (that will probably happen next year) 😁


(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 381
14th Jan 2017 21:27  
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Hi AlanP

You don't need to be Old for that to happen!
I remember a similar situation with a cup of Coffee and a cup of black paint. Guess which one I accidently drank out of. Not a good taste, really awful.😡


"Fair winds calm Seas"
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 203
23rd Jan 2017 04:31  
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So how did the sealer finish up with tea on the brush😋🤔

(Chief Petty Officer)

Forum Posts: 9
24th Jan 2017 12:31  
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I think we have all done that from time to time.

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 203
24th Jan 2017 14:03  
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And you do not need tl be old to do it either😤😱

Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 1527
28th Jan 2017 09:29  
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I second that

Live long and prosper

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 427
29th Jan 2017 10:25  
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getting old is a state of mind and my mind is in a state

"that's not a bug its just an undocumented creature."

Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 - 12 March 2015)
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 549
29th Jan 2017 10:43  
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Getting old is looking at your dream model, then wondering if you can get the damn thing into and out of the water without falling in !!!!!!

Etherow Model Boat Club

Forum Posts: 34
30th Jan 2017 08:29  
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Getting old is taking your dream model to the lake side and leaving your transmitter at home 😭

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 381
30th Jan 2017 15:14  
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Getting old is My wife says Humm, smell like some one is cooking beans. Then she realize's she's the one who's cooking the beans...

"Fair winds calm Seas"

Forum Posts: 34
13th Feb 2017 06:48  
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Don't worry about making mistakes when you are getting old.

Think about the very first model you built when you were young.
I bet you made mistakes on that due to inexperience and as you got older your models got better.


Dave Keech

Forum Posts: 14
18th Feb 2017 09:05  
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I agree with boaty. My models have improved and I am more persistent than when I was younger. Hugh

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 1385
23rd Apr 2017 14:32  
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Heartily agree with all comments! 👍
Recently retired and have discovered that
'Retirement is when you stop living at work
and start Working at Living' 😊
My biggest recent blooper
While pondering the next step I put my effervescent magnesium tablet into my freshly made cappuccino by mistake! The combined effect of both frothed milk and the tablet fizz was quite spectacular 😉

Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug

Forum Posts: 107
23rd Apr 2017 15:42  
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Alan, I don't think you need to be old to do that. At least 3 others here seem to done that, as have I. Personally, I hate getting old, but there ya go, we can't do anything about it. So long as you didn't drink the sealant, you'll be fine. We all learn with age, and experience, so stuff must get better (even if we don't 😁). Cheers, Dave. 😎

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 104
23rd Apr 2017 16:03  
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You are not alone!

Happy sailing.

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 185
26th Apr 2017 09:09  
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In my case getting old means

Taking the top of off the superglue then spending the next hour looking for it.

And then cutting a piece of material for a specific part of the model
Then two minutes later picking up the same part and cutting it smaller for another part of the model.

But you know the best indication is when a two second task takes 2 hours as you seem to have lost the parts you started with and then find some of them and again lost the bits you found the very first time.

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 1385
26th Apr 2017 09:17  
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"But you know the best indication is when a two second task takes 2 hours as you seem to have lost the parts you started with and then find some of them and again lost the bits you found the very first time."

Tell me about it! 🤔

Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug

Forum Posts: 37
10th Dec 2017 19:31  
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A wise teacher once said "He who never made a mistake never made anything"

Shiver my Timbers and Splice the mainbrace