Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Dang, I am not so young anymore

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    4,268

    Dang, I am not so young anymore

    I have been fighting with my BIL's old half worn out, but handier than a shirt pocket bucket truck(van) the past couple of days. Got most of the bugs worked out except the leaking heater core. I think we will just by pass that rather than try to replace it.

    So today I start early and spent the morning in the bucket around the house adding some trim pieces and doing some odds an ends getting the house ready to paint. Lots of stooping and ducking getting in and out of the bucket to move the van, Then stoop and duck back in the bucket etc. By 1 PM I have everything pretty much done. Well there is one piece that the bucket just won't reach because of the height and the fact I can't get the truck 2 feet closer! It's just out of reach!

    So I quit for lunch and we ate out on the patio. Get ready to get up and do something and my knees hurt and are stiff. My back is stiff. I realize how tired I am when I get up. I hate to admit it but I this stuff, all though it is still fun. Just isn't as easy as it was 10 years ago! I am starting to understand now!
    Last edited by Jeff Horton; 10-14-2007 at 01:05 AM.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


    Kudzu Craft Lightweight Skin on frame Kayaks.
    Custom built boats and Kits

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    1,487
    Don't it suck!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Posts
    1,417
    Jeff, all I can say is welcome to the old codgers club--believe me, it doesn't get any better, only worse.

    Nancy (69 days)
    Nancy Laird
    dandnspecialties@msn.com
    FWW Registered Voter and Voting Member
    Woodworker, turner, laser engraver; RETIRED!!


    A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to his country for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' If you love your country, thank a vet.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Posts
    9,076
    I always wondered what my parents were talking about . . . now with 50 being a couple years behind me, I know all too well.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    Posts
    5,321
    Yeah, I'm starting to see what you mean, too. At 62, I find that a lot of tasks seem to be more tiring than they used to be.

    Bending, stretching, hammering, digging. mixing mortar, brick work - and especially roofing, all seem to be a lot more strenuous these days.

    I'm also starting to see the benefit of an afternoon nap...
    Jim D.
    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    The Heart of Dixie
    Posts
    4,268
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    ....I'm also starting to see the benefit of an afternoon nap...
    STARTING?? I figure that one out a couple of years ago Jim.

    Jeff
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


    Kudzu Craft Lightweight Skin on frame Kayaks.
    Custom built boats and Kits

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    613
    Jeff, I know what you are talking about.
    I'm a 67 years old guy, still I feeling me young and full of life.
    Bought this year a house for my youngest daughter and remodeled this house completely from top till bottom, takes me 12 weeks to finish this job.
    But I have to admit that I was very glad to have it behind me.
    Than you realise yourself, that you are not longer a young dog anymore.
    Luckely for me not a stiff back or sore knees, so am I lucky or not.
    But I walked every week on wednesday together with brother in law 15 miles
    to keep me in shape, do also a lot of biking, and nearly use my car.
    A nice American girl penfriend of me, she had a lot of overweight, is doing the same since a year, now she lost 40 pounds of weight, and feeling herself as newborn. She's now so fanatic, that she struggled with finding the time for her turnings, her household, and what else more. Sometimes I have to ask her, he don't forget me. I guess she still have to find the right balance between everything what she daily have to do, including her corresponding with me. So sometimes I feel me the victim.

  8. #8
    You poor babies............all of you are younger than me.
    Try taking down a barn at 73,

    WoodWorking, Crappie Fishing, Colts, Life is good!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Northville, MI
    Posts
    507
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    Get ready to get up and do something and my knees hurt and are stiff. My back is stiff. I realize how tired I am when I get up.
    Happens to me every morning as I get out of bed.
    Jim

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Posts
    11,831
    I like Bob's attitude. I'm 13 days away from being 69 and reading those posts makes me wonder what the molasses y'all are talking about.
    Think ye got an age related gripe? Consider the alternative.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

Similar Threads

  1. More WOOD, like i needed anymore..
    By larry merlau in forum General Woodworking Q&A
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 12-09-2012, 07:28 PM
  2. 25 bucks dont buy much anymore
    By allen levine in forum New Tools
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-01-2012, 03:00 AM
  3. Is it possible? Do I not hate painting anymore?
    By Brent Dowell in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-30-2010, 11:14 AM
  4. We're not in Kansas anymore, are we?
    By Ben Franz in forum Welcome and Introductions
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 02-02-2009, 08:01 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •