Could be getting old.
Hi, I don't want to bore any of you, but I wanted to share my "getting old story".
Seems I will be 75 next month. Hard to believe since I remember being just 50 a few days ago.
Could be that I missed something in between.
Any way, last year on this day, and I am sure of this because Sandra told me that it was true.
I posted a video of me finishing the touch up painting on one of those 3 way high chairs.
You know what they are, you stand it up one way and it is a high chair, lay it down and it is a desk, then flip it over and it becomes a rocker.
My Great grand daughter Sasha, flips it over herself and she is just 16 months old.
Well, her mom decided that she would be much happier if she had a tray on this high chair, desk, rocker.
So, yesterday, I began to build the tray. I cut two pieces of 1 inch maple, drilled the edges and doweled the two pieces together.
Glued the two halfs, and left it over night in clamps to dry.
Today, I laid it put and cut the shape of a tray out.
Routed and sanded the edges and got it ready to rout out the center to make the bowl shape for when she spills her milk.
I got out my Porter Cable fixed base router and went to change the bit in it.
Seems the Porter Cable takes two open end wrenches to remove the bits.
I began to search for my wrenches.
I just used the thing a couple of months ago so I knew they must be here.
I tore my shop up searching, even went through the tools i keep in the camper.
I just could not find them.
I finally went on line to replacement parts and called them to order new wrenches.
The guy on the phone said the new wrenches were 1 1/8 inch open end wrenches.
So me being not sure what size the lock nuts on the Porter Cable were, said well, let me check and I will call
back. So, I returned to my shop, and with utmost difficulty, measured the locks nuts.
When I was satisfied that they were as close to 1 1/8 inch as I could figure, I returned to the house to call them again.
Before they connect you to a real live person they tell you to be sure to have the model number and the part number handy.
Since I had left the scrap of paper with these very important numbers on it in the shop.
I kept the phone which was on hold and returned to my shop.
AS I waited, I walked around the shop ONE MORE TIME, and check to be sure the wretches were non retrievable (lost).
Just as the girl answered and ask what part I was searching for, I reach behind my tool box that I had set on the counter
just this morning to search for a wrench for my neighbor, and I laid my hand on both 1 1/8 inch open end wrenches.
I told the girl that I was no longer in need of her services and hung up the phone.
Now, I don't think any of this had anything to do with age. All day I knew exactly what I had lost. At no time did I say" Now, what was I looking for?".
I am sure that if you guys would be completely honest, you would have to admit to doing the exact same thing. Maybe more then once.
Hmmm, I need to read all that I just wrote to find out what i was working on today.
Say, what are these two wrenches doing here on my desk?
They should be out in the shop.
This is how stuff gets lost
When the enemy is in range, so are you.