My big gripe about losing my glasses is that I'm too blind to see anything
when I don't have them on. That's one of the bigger catch-22 problems I
Of course when I roll over something and hear a crunch, I know I've found
When we bought our house 20 years ago, it was a HUD home that needed a
complete renovation. Apparently, the last (extensive) work done on the
place was in the mid '40s (as evidenced by the 1946 newspapers used as
insulation). Actually, that was when plumbing was brought into the house.
The house was built in the teens. I'm not sure when it ended up in the
wall, but my best carpenters square was one I found in the wall, behind the
I've always wondered if the guy, exhausted at the end of the day, set it
down and forgot it was there or if it was a prank pulled by some co-workers,
or maybe a co-worker he had pissed off.
Was pulling some TV cable a while back and could not drill through a
particular sill plate. Finally cut a hole in the wall above to see
what was going on. I was trying to drill thorugh a wrecking bar that
had been left in the wall. I gave that stud-space up as a bad job and
moved to the next one where I found a hammer. At that point I just
drilled a hole in the floor and passed the cable up instead of putting
in the planned wall outlet for it.
At that point, I'd keep going just to see what else I could find. You've
already got two holes in the wall to fix, what's another 8 or so?
Start digging around the driveway, and you'll likely find quite a few
tools. We must have picked up half a dozen screwdrivers, a bread knife,
and a hammer when we added the paver extension to the drive.
On Usenet, no one can hear you laugh. That's a good thing, though, as some
writers are incorrigible.
Quicker way to obtain a new pair:
Put them down momentarily to better see something in the shop, and, either
the "something", or the tool being used on work on it, will unerringly fall
upon them with a consequent crunch and precision directly proportional to
the distance you have to drive home without ... guaranteed.
Last week I took my bifocals off and set them behind me while I was
kneeling on the floor to replace two video driver IC's to fix a rear
projection TV. My legs got cramped and I stood up to stretch them. The
heel of my right foot found the glasses as I did so. It was an
I buy those cheap reading glasses at the dollar stores.So far -2 pair in
the shop , 2 pair in the car ,1 pair on my bike ,six pair on kitchen
counter by back door. Only problem is they all end up in the kitchen
because I forget to take them off and leave them where I need them.
I once lost a set of keys that drove me nuts for 12 years. I spent $45
copying keys and changing locks on five restored classic cars because I
had a name tag with my address on the ring.
After 12 years I was at my buddy house and was talking about a remodel
we did for aunt of his, and all of a sudden I remembered dropping my
keys down a floor register in the bedroom. I now have them hanging in my
shop.Every time I see them I just laugh and kick myself and say ,,,Duh
!!! you dumb ass.!!
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