The kid is a natural. Amazing what they pick up as kids just "hangin'"
When I was grown and started doing woodworking, construction at my home,
my father (whom I'd watch as a lad of 5 years build new kitchen cabinets
for our new home and then a fancy brick room divider and planter) would
marvel at my "accomplishments" and ask where I learned that stuff. I
told him "from you, by osmosis." When he replied that "Hell, I never
did anything that good (he lied!)!" I told him,
"No, you just don't know how good a teacher you were. Okay, so maybe I
improved and improvised as I went along, but without the fundamentals
I'd had from you, the bookcase would have been assembled with nails"<g>
On Mon, 25 Jan 2016 18:12:34 -0600, Unquestionably Confused
It's surprising what kids pick up, the smart ones.
When my kids were really young I was still pulling up A/C compressors
to the roofs of commercial bulldog's by hand. Straight roping it up,
no pulleys, the smaller ones less than 10 tons. Never gave it a
thought when I was discussing the various jobs with HVAC friends.
Not until I found my kids were bragging on me at their grammar schools
about how strong their daddy was. :)
I hated having to tell them that in HVAC language that one ton equaled
12,000 BTU capacity and the ones I handled were actually less than 250
pounds each. Nowadays they are considerably lighter with all the
alloys in use plus the increased efficiencies, anyhow the kids looked
a bit disappointed, but I don't think they said anything to their
friends in school afterwards.
On Monday, January 25, 2016 at 8:00:11 PM UTC-6, OFWW wrote:
Buddy, if you can lift 250lbs straight up onto a commercial building height
roof with nothing but a rope and your muscles, you have nothing to hold yo
ur hat in your hand about. On my best day I could never have leaned over t
he side of a roof and off balance, dead lift 250lbs by hand using only a ro
pe. Knowing that you would also have to hold the rope about 3 - 4 feet off
the side of the building to keep from scraping the building or unit makes i
t even more impressive. It would be a sight to see, no doubt!
On Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:59:37 -0800 (PST), " email@example.com"
This was years ago, and while I didn't like it I did it because I had
to. What you said is true about keeping it away from the bldg and all,
and at the end just hanging on taking a breath before the final heave
up to the edge of a parapet. (SP) then down to the roof. Usually they
were a bit lighter. I only needed to keep it a half foot or so off the
wall. When you're young you just don't think about it wisely.
I really never gave it much thought, but if you look at my spine now
with an X-Ray you will see very little padding between much of the
That's quite the display of memory ! Wow.
I just finished reading a book about Aspergers -
Be Different by John Robison
.. in which Robison describes his own personal
experience - including a common trait -
the ability to super-focus on certain things.
As for little Hunter in the video - I wonder how he
gets along playing with other 4 year olds
.. in the playground or sandbox.
On Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:50:17 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
A nephew of mine was dissassembling the interior of a car at that
age. My brother ran a body shop - and his wife helped out. The little
guy's "playpen" was a wreck just outside the shop. He removed the
radio, the heater controls, the instrument panel, all the switches,
all the trim - all before going to jr kindergarten.
He's a bit of o Geek / Nerdnow in his 30's - working for a large
computer software/ virtual machine company both here and in the UE.
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