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Old 07-09-2021, 05:00 AM   #51
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I can relate with all previous posts. The golden years? They should be called the rusty years. Went to dentist last week. He walks in after my teeth cleaning and asks, "Have you ever heard the phrase, being long in the tooth"?
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Old 07-09-2021, 05:02 AM   #52
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Old 07-09-2021, 05:26 AM   #53
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Geeze! Us guys is falling apart!!!

I'll admit that I'm never going up on a roof again. I try to stay off of ladders. And, I'm selling my heavy chainsaw so I don't mutilate myself. But at the tender age of 62, I still do repairs if I know how.

Use it or loose it. "Old people" walk shuffle style and can't climb stairs cause they haven't used their legs in years. If you quit moving you're done.

Stretch and stay strong. Ya'll remember Jack LaLanne? Probably the first TV "work out" and exercise guru back in the 50s and 60s. He got an old guy that was in a wheel chair and over 6-months or so got him up and walking like a 30-year old by stretching, doing ultra-light weight workouts, and then adding a little weight at at time.

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Old 07-09-2021, 06:18 AM   #54
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Dang Jerp....good on you for the dedicated attempt man. I'm 43 and noticed my vision is just slightly less sharper. My dad said that's how it all starts. Hang in there buddy.

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Old 07-09-2021, 06:58 AM   #55
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I opened the shed door the other day to a windstorm that had blown up, and it yanked the knob out of my hand. So I reach out to catch it, so it doesn't whip around and smack the side of the shed in the exact same dent where it's hit 437 times. I caught it, and it whipped me out of the shed like a sling shot and apparrently pulled/strained/sprained EVERYTHING in that hand. I mean it hurts to fish!



And I'm not nearly as old as most of y'all!
You still have milk dripping from your lips ya durn whippersnapper!


For those starting to complain about eyesight, wait until you get TRI-FOCALS!
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Old 07-09-2021, 09:02 AM   #56
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Getting older is not for sissys. The golden years: all your gold goes to doctors (and plumbers)
True, but the option to getting old is not very good
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Old 07-09-2021, 10:00 AM   #57
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I use to have a right and left knee now I have a good and bad knee.
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Old 07-09-2021, 10:13 AM   #58
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If you think you have it bad, when I take my bra off at the end of the day, my knees get all bunch up and wrinkled!

Age + gravity, an ugly combination.
Lol !!!
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Old 07-09-2021, 11:34 AM   #59
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Iím with you Jerp!! Between mobility issues and vertigo, getting old ainít for sissies. The other day I took on the daunting task of putting pictures in picture frames for my wife. Now I know youíre probably thinking why would you take on such a difficult and dangerous task??? Iím a daredevil really, completely threw caution to the wind. Well I avoided any paper cuts but was unable to avoid the glass falling out of the frame and shattering on my leg. Dang, looked like I gutted a deer on our stairs. 14 stitches later.

Look out roof, here I come!! (Life insurance is paid up so if something happens one of you guys needs to marry my wife, she will be loaded!!)





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Old 07-09-2021, 11:42 AM   #60
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Iím with you Jerp!! Between mobility issues and vertigo, getting old ainít for sissies. The other day I took on the daunting task of putting pictures in picture frames for my wife. Now I know youíre probably thinking why would you take on such a difficult and dangerous task??? Iím a daredevil really, completely threw caution to the wind. Well I avoided any paper cuts but was unable to avoid the glass falling out of the frame and shattering on my leg. Dang, looked like I gutted a deer on our stairs. 14 stitches later.

Look out roof, here I come!! (Life insurance is paid up so if something happens one of you guys needs to marry my wife, she will be loaded!!)





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Old 07-09-2021, 11:58 AM   #61
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Yep, me too. I found the new "me" in that respect about 7 or 8 years ago. Its a way of life now that I've gotten used to it. Good luck!
I just found out about it
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Old 07-09-2021, 12:38 PM   #62
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I'm staring 70 in the face.... been an athlete all my life and my mind is still "athletic"...
But MAN my body just ain't got it! My Can-do can't keep up with my want-to!
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Old 07-09-2021, 12:53 PM   #63
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I just paid someone to replace the rear pinion seal on my truck for the sole reason that I did not want to crawl under there and get up and down. Would have never even thought about doing that before.


Money well spent
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Old 07-09-2021, 07:17 PM   #64
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I had a similar eight stitches cut in the palm of my left hand last September repairing a ground blind. Being too lazy to put on leather gloves, I reached out to break off a quarter- inch thick dead cedar branch. As I cracked it in half, the sharp broken end impaled itself in my palm, and my blood thinner let the blood flow big time. Whether old or young, wear leather gloves when dealing with brush, especially dead sticks. Didn't take pics-my hands were occupied at the time.
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Old 07-09-2021, 07:45 PM   #65
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Iím with you Jerp!! Between mobility issues and vertigo, getting old ainít for sissies. The other day I took on the daunting task of putting pictures in picture frames for my wife. Now I know youíre probably thinking why would you take on such a difficult and dangerous task??? Iím a daredevil really, completely threw caution to the wind. Well I avoided any paper cuts but was unable to avoid the glass falling out of the frame and shattering on my leg. Dang, looked like I gutted a deer on our stairs. 14 stitches later.

Look out roof, here I come!! (Life insurance is paid up so if something happens one of you guys needs to marry my wife, she will be loaded!!)





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Old 07-09-2021, 10:59 PM   #66
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Turning 56 in a couple of months…Father Time caught up with me a few years back…at my yearly physical at that time, the doc told me “you’re in pretty good shape, for your age”…what an A-Hole!!
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Old 07-10-2021, 12:34 AM   #67
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Well, at least my faucet isnít leaking!
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Old 07-10-2021, 07:51 AM   #68
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Same here jerp. I have always tried to do most of the stuff around the house myselfÖ including mechanic work. Currently Iím in the middle of painting the house inside and out.. and laying down LVP flooring eventuallyÖ. and a whole host of other renovations. I told my wife yesterday that I hope you like the colors you picked because itís not changing again unless we move or we hire somebody. Iím too old to do this **** again!. This will be the last time I do a whole house renovation without paying somebody for the bigger partsÖ.my knees are shot.

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Old 07-10-2021, 08:10 AM   #69
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I can relate to this thread. On Thursday I tackled the "simple" job of changing out a kitchen faucet. I'm 71 and have been doing physical therapy for back and hip pain. I placed an exercise mat and a thick folded blanket on the floor and up under the sink.

I figured it would take me about an hour to get the job done. Four hours later, after about 20 trips to the shed for different tools and two trips to Lowes for valve adaptors, I finally got it done. Had to have the wife help me up off the floor a couple of times.

It's frustrating and annoying that I've let my body reach this point. I'm trying to keep the old man out but he's slowly creeping in.

My mind says "go for it", but my body says "hell no".
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Old 07-10-2021, 08:16 AM   #70
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This is exactly the way I feel today! Iím considering installing one of those roll cages in the bathroom so I can get up from the commode!
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Old 07-10-2021, 08:29 AM   #71
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Dang Jerp....good on you for the dedicated attempt man. I'm 43 and noticed my vision is just slightly less sharper. My dad said that's how it all starts. Hang in there buddy.

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Old 07-10-2021, 08:32 AM   #72
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Same here jerp. I have always tried to do most of the stuff around the house myselfÖ including mechanic work. Currently Iím in the middle of painting the house inside and out.. and laying down LVP flooring eventuallyÖ. and a whole host of other renovations. I told my wife yesterday that I hope you like the colors you picked because itís not changing again unless we move or we hire somebody. Iím too old to do this **** again!. This will be the last time I do a whole house renovation without paying somebody for the bigger partsÖ.my knees are shot.
You're just a durn pup! I think I pulled a muscle yesterday...Ö.wiping my ***!
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Old 07-10-2021, 08:42 AM   #73
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You're just a durn pup! I think I pulled a muscle yesterday...Ö.wiping my ***!

Ö 52Ö. Hopefully she keeps it for 10 years plus so thatíll put me at 62 next time minimum. Iím old enough to know I wonít be doing this **** again for myself.
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Old 07-10-2021, 08:47 AM   #74
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I did this before lunch yesterday. Of course my neck feels like Iíve been squirrel huntin.



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Old 07-10-2021, 09:17 AM   #75
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I did this before lunch yesterday. Of course my neck feels like Iíve been squirrel huntin.



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Looks awesome. We are painting every room in the house. I really dislike painting.

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Old 07-10-2021, 09:30 AM   #76
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Hope I’m as good of shape as my old man when I get older, he’s 74 and still working a outside full-time job 50-60 hours a week plus hitting the bars at night 5-6 days a week. I don’t see how he does it.
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Old 07-10-2021, 01:41 PM   #77
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Kind of fitting I post this here as I sit here recovering from mowing the backyard this morning. With a self-propelled mower not a real physical demanding task, but the humidity and heat have kicked my butt.

And I'm still not finished but had to stop as I felt like I was gonna puke. Jumped in the shower with only cold water on.

Really glad MLF is on.
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Old 07-10-2021, 10:22 PM   #78
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I was under the kitchen sink last week, put some padding under my rear end to level my back out from the height difference. I was building a pipe top fence that was interrupted by heart attack, so that slowed me down a bit, now I bleed at the drop of a hat & have a buttload of pills to take. My mind thinks I'm 30, my body says F you! :-)
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Old 07-11-2021, 09:44 AM   #79
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I can still make 20 miles in a day. The last is always the toughest! I have to get out of the car and walk the last one.
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