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    I just had to laugh.

     



    When I was rushing to the finish line to get the coupe done and registered to qualify before the new rules came into effect, I put the door and trunk keys "somewhere".. You know, In a "safe place"!!

    Well, it has taken almost 7 years, but, I found them tonite!

    And I wasn't even looking for them! Setting right where I left them. In the top of my tool chest! Where I've checked so many times before!!!

    Shame is that I had already bought replacement door handles!

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    You're not alone in that mate!
    A month or three ago I lost my sledge hammer.
    I looked for it everywhere I could think of for quite some considerable time.
    I was grizzling about it one evening to the boss: "Some rotten mongrel must've pinched it; but who would want to pinch a sledge hammer? Sledge hammers mean work and lazy thieves don't like work."
    "Where is it supposed to be?" She asked.
    So I told her that I usually keep it in a cupboard behind the motorbike along with all my other hammers.
    So that's where She went to look the next day.


    And found it.


    I'm still living that down.
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    As I get older it seems that I spend a lot of time looking for things that I was sure I knew where they were. Well, I guess you could say that at least you did find them!
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    Well. At least I have company in this one. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Well. At least I have company in this one. LOL.
    You have company, PLUS a spare set of door handles that only need the lock cylinders swapped!
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    Why is it that the bride takes so much pleasure in our "temporarily" misplacing things like this? The best (admittedly weak) retort I have is I claim I'm having a blonde moment (yes, she's blonde).
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    Maybe she could tell me where my Knipes channel lock pliers got to. I was using them at the welding table and I haven't seen them since.
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    I own 5 tape measures, and there are plenty of times when I can’t find a single one of them without a search.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver50x View Post
    I own 5 tape measures, and there are plenty of times when I can’t find a single one of them without a search.
    Yup.. I've got two in the garage, one in the shed, one in a drawer by the phone, one in e console of my car, one in my upper left desk drawer and I'll be darned if from time-to-time every one of them is "someplace else". Joanie comes in and immediately has several of them and tells me, "They were right where you left them....."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver50x View Post
    I own 5 tape measures, and there are plenty of times when I can’t find a single one of them without a search.
    I have been finding the Harbor Freight coupons for free 25 ft tapes in various magazines and have several of them now. I have them laying everywhere and still seem to have trouble locating one! They're decent tapes BTW.
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    Tape measures?
    Don't even start me on tape measures!

    I own about twenty, most of them 6mtr (21ft).
    They live in their own pigeonhole in a steel cabinet.
    Those things have a mind of their own.
    I can be sitting on a crate preparing to weld something. put my tape measure down, run a weld. go to pick the tape up again...and the bloody thing has vanished.
    I haven't moved from where I had it last!
    How do they do that?
    During the winter months when I've done all the 'inside' work I can, and it's too wet to work outside, I go through my entire workshop and return them all to where they belong.
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    There is a well established fact that there is a small black hole under every workbench in the world!

    And I've heard stories that gremlins like to move items once you put them down...

    One of these MUST be true! 8-)

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    A black hole you say. That explains a few things
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    Education is expensive. Keep that in mind, and you'll never be terribly upset when a project goes awry.
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    Well, I set up secret camera in the shop and lo and behold.....
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    happened to me plenty of times man No worries, that's pretty normal!

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