Hey Folks, thank you so much for really warm welcome. I'm blown away! Forgive for the generic reply as been swamped with work crap. I may have to retire to just keep up with the talk. Ha!
Vich, loved your comments on retirement. LOL! Yeah, I think some people in my company think I've stopped working already too. I too have a 'knackered' knee but I try to pound out 40 minutes of walkin' in the hot California sun. Ugh. It would be nice if I could retro the guts of my Fitbit into an old vintage watch. I'd much rather wear something that had some class.
dadistic, yeah, I'm finding it hard to retire. Workin' seems to give me some purpose. Though I can't fix pocket watches worth a **BLEEP** now, I can fix customer's e-mail problems and stuff so there's some reward in that.
vinn3, LOL! Yeah, I marvel at Mark workin' on somebody's watch that's worth thousands of dollars. I can't imagine it. Love the gold pocket watches too but I can buy so much more junk if I buy the cheap stuff. Ha.
Geo, is that a picture of your plane? My boss has a 1947 Luscombe.
bobm12, Thanks! Yes, I'm queuing up on the watch projects. Ha! Watched Mark replace a jewel... he makes everything so damn easy looking. The first one I try has the broken off pivot in it. Grrr....
Cad101, for sure, for sure I believe you're spot on with the bottomless pit. "Just one more...", that's what I keep saying. Of course everyone is project.
oldhippy, LOL! I have another friend that tells everybody that too. He's into trains.
clockboy, thanks a million for the welcome. Yeah, I got a ton of questions. Takes time to get them all documented and then of course checking to see if one is repeating a question answered.
RyMoeller, thanks for shout! You're just down the road from me. That's kinda cool!
So with all that, I'm goin' to leave you guys with this fortune that came up one of my Linux machines.
Everthing is farther away than it used to be. It is even twice as far to the corner and they have added a hill. I have given up running for the bus; it leaves earlier than it used to.
It seems to me they are making the stairs steeper than in the old days. And have you noticed the smaller print they use in the newspapers?
There is no sense in asking anyone to read aloud anymore, as everbody speaks in such a low voice I can hardly hear them.
The material in dresses is so skimpy now, especially around the hips and waist, that it is almost impossible to reach one's shoelaces. And the sizes don't run the way they used to. The 12's and 14's are so much smaller.
Even people are changing. They are so much younger than they used to be when I was their age. On the other hand people my age are so much older than I am.
I ran into an old classmate the other day and she has aged so much that she didn't recognize me.
I got to thinking about the poor dear while I was combing my hair this morning and in so doing I glanced at my own reflection. Really now, they don't even make good mirrors like they used to.
Sandy Frazier, "I Have Noticed"