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hi all,

My wife and I were watching TV last night. Around 9:30 the house goes dark, power went out. Called the outage hot line and was told estimated time for the power to come back on was midnight. So we turn a lantern on, play a game of cribbage, then go to bed. Our cat woke me up at 3:45 AM trying to crawl under the covers. House was cold, power still out. Called the outage line again, was told estimated time for repairs and power back on was now around 7 AM. 

 

By now I'm awake, so I get dressed and head out to hook up the portable generator. It's pitch black outside, 39 degrees and raining. I pull the generator out. head out to the shed to get the gas can, slip on the wet grass, wrench my back ( again), but finally get some power going. First thing I do is turn the coffee on, gotta have my coffee! I usually don't move in the morning without my cup of coffee. Later this morning we get the power back on and things settled back to normal. However, my routine was thrown off and I've spent the day kinda scatter brained , not being able to get into anything I had planned to do.

 

I know in the big scheme of things this was a miniscule blip on the radar, but I'm finding as I get older, any change in my normal routine throws me for a loop. kinda like one day last year. I had bought a new bait, but forgot to put it in the boat. We were out fishing when I remembered it was still on a shelf at home. Threw me off all day.

 

As I write this I realize two things

 

I am really, really, started in the old fart club.

 

And I like the word Discombobulated, It's a cool word.

 

OK mini rant over

thanks for listening 

                Jim

 

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, jbmaine said:

 

I know in the big scheme of things this was a miniscule blip on the radar, but I'm finding as I get older, any change in my normal routine throws me for a loop. kinda like one day last year. I had bought a new bait, but forgot to put it in the boat. We were out fishing when I remembered it was still on a shelf at home. Threw me off all day.

 

I'm with ya bro. Any change to my routine twists my little brain to the point of not being able to concentrate. Getting old ain't for the faint at heart. 

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Know the feeling. Welcome to the club.

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Too much clutter.

 

You have too much clutter on your brain.

 

Suggested course of action: Write it down. Make lists. Have one specific place for papers, baits, etc.

 

Just don't blast off and remember your rods and reels are at home!!!! :) 

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The turning back the clock this weekend couldn’t have helped matters any...

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Have not heard discombobulated for a long time.

2 things i noticed about getting old is,

1:the small hiccups in life, that I would have ignored 20 years ago, now become major issues.

2:  things that used to really bother me, are now a mere nuisance.

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All I know is that if I can't find it, my wife had to have moved it.  :lol::P

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Discombobulated is a fine word, but my favorite is defenestration. 

 

Defenestration is the act of throwing someone through a window.  

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I built a combobulator, but I lost it in my confusion.

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18 minutes ago, Fishing Rhino said:

Discombobulated is a fine word, but my favorite is defenestration. 

 

Defenestration is the act of throwing someone through a window.  

Some people call it a felony, I just call it Saturday night. 

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1 hour ago, Fishing Rhino said:

Defenestration is the act of throwing someone through a window

Open or closed?😊

I also like Kit and Caboodle and Kerfuffle

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1 hour ago, jbmaine said:

Open or closed?😊

I also like Kit and Caboodle and Kerfuffle

Open or closed, it doesn't matter.

 

Kerfuffle?  Been watching Judge Judy?

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2 hours ago, Fishing Rhino said:

Open or closed, it doesn't matter.

 

Kerfuffle?  Been watching Judge Judy?

Never watched Judge Judy. Does she say it a lot?

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43 minutes ago, jbmaine said:

Never watched Judge Judy. Does she say it a lot?

Yes.  

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For all of us geeks, the original spoof on techno-babble. 

 

 

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