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Urban dictionary: Squirrel - To be diverted from one task/situation with no effort.
To have ones attention easily diverted


A few days ago I decided (had too) start a project fixing the wall heater in our living room.


I got thirsty with all the hard work I was doing so I went to the kitchen for a glass of water. Squirrel - I should start the dishwasher. Never got a glass of water...still thirsty.


Then the dogs looked thirsty so I thought I should make sure they have water. Maybe they where hungry, I can't tell the difference.


Squirrel - While I was thinking about feeding/watering the dogs, I remembered I needed another tool from the shop for my heater project. So I'd better check in on the forum on the way to the shop.


Squirrel - I made it to the shop but remembered I need to work on the XT200. So I worked on it.


Squirrel - After all the hard work today, I got thirsty again and decided to take a union break. Actually, I stopped working altogether after this. (btw, I only drank 1. This beer is expensive).


Last night, about 1 week later, I finished the heater project. Then I went for a drive with Georgie, which will be a sequel to this story in the Dog Thread. See you there soon.

 

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I figured ever since I stopped drinking 2 1/2 years ago, I would better my focus. Now I'm just a sober squirrel. Ooh cookies..........
 

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I am the exact opposite Admiral. Totally anal about focusing in on one project at a time. The beer has no bearing on my activities but I hate having 6 hammers lying around in different locations throughout the house. How I got this way is easy to describe, I kept forgetting where the hell I left my beer.

My brother drives me nuts when ever I go to help him with a project. He, like you, always has 6 projects half done at any given time and his tools spread all over between the projects, garage and shed. Every job takes twice as long because he is running for and trying to remember where the tool we need was used last. I was this way at work too and always spent the first hour or two of every day doing the necessary paperwork before anything else. I now drive my wife nuts but she does see the error of my ways and appreciates that I get things done.

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Whats really annoying is loosing your hammer for 2 weeks, then going to the hardware store and getting another. Then the next weekend you figure out you lost that one too....
Someday when I move I'm going to find so many misplaced tools around my place I wont have room to store them all.
 

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If I don't have at the very least 35 hammers I would be very surprised. Hammers come in many sizes, shapes, weights and styles and I have numerous tools boxes with tools for the many various jobs I do and they all have a few hammers in them. I bet I have 4-6 hammer heads that I broke the handles on and will one day replace them.

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Gary: "I bet I have 4-6 hammer heads that I broke the handles on and will one day replace them."

Sure you will...:p
 

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Gary: "I bet I have 4-6 hammer heads that I broke the handles on and will one day replace them."

Sure you will...:p
Are you a betting man Darth?

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Nope!
I buy up old, small ball peen hammers...the smaller the better.
I make 'em nice (not restored) and give 'em to special friends on special occasions.
 

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Nope!
I buy up old, small ball peen hammers...the smaller the better.
I make 'em nice (not restored) and give 'em to special friends on special occasions.
OMG! We both suffer from that same dreaded disease, "Admiralism"! I just can't pass up a nice old ball peen hammer, the smaller the better, at any yard sale.

GaryL
 

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Ha Ha.. Wha...Wait...What are we talkin' about again? I lose my keys in my pocket, my glasses on my face, and my ....ooh, a quarter......
 

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Gary, I recently found an old cold chisel...about 7/8" thick with the top pounded & rounded over into a large "mushroom" all the way around.
The business end had been ground sharp so many times the flat area is nearly gone.
But the old man I bought it from left it with an edge you could damn near shave with.
I asked him what he wanted for it, wait for it...$1.00!
I tried to give him $2.00 but he wouldn't take it. He said it was "wore plumb out".
I love those old guys like that...
 

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I collect draw knives and spoke shaves. Got about 30 of them combined. I find em' at rummage sales and flea markets. I've never really used one in my life, but as Tim the tool man used to say "They sure look good on my peg board" ;)
 

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Just last week at an estate sale where the old guy had died but he was a very handy fellow. I bought 2 big pry bars, 5 and 6 feet long solid steel and probably weigh 30 pounds each for $10. I have rocks in my lawn to pry out and these are perfect for that job. His garage was loaded with tools just like many of ours but I shy away from things I just don't need even though they are cheaper than dirt and worth many times more than selling for.

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Aye. It'll be winter soon.
 

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Open letter to mrs. Admiral

Dear Lori,
Please grab Admiral by the ear and drag him outside for a TW ride.
Make him put down the hammer and the Honey-Do list.
The two of you should to hit the trail ,if only for our benefit.
After all,we thrive on Admiral's tales, pictures and videos.
:)
 
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