- Joined Oct 25, 2009
I still have a few friends left, but I outlived all my co-workers about a year ago. Can't believe the last one went out at 56 years old! I knew the old guys that taught me in the 1970s would go before me, but I had a crew of younger ones, and they all scattered to different states or died. Between that and being out with a back problem for a year, my local business activities are nearly zero.I think outliving all my friends would be a major bummer.
I wish I had your skill and determination. I saved my nickels when I was young, kept my cars for an average of 17 years. My oldest vehicle is a 1990 Ford Ranger, and the Ford guys keep bitchin' because nobody knows how to work on it any more. Things just fall to pieces when you get old.I still have a few friends left, but I outlived all my co-workers about a year ago. Can't believe the last one went out at 56 years old! I knew the old guys that taught me in the 1970s would go before me, but I had a crew of younger ones, and they all scattered to different states or died. Between that and being out with a back problem for a year, my local business activities are nearly zero.
I guess that's why I'm rehabilitating a used car. All eight seats are out and douched. The entire interior has been cleaned and de-odorized. Today, I couldn't find any dog odor. I got the air conditioner running, air to the floor and the dashboard vents, hot and cold on demand, and the fan fairly roars on high speed because it isn't sucking on that broken air flap any more. Oh well. It keeps me busy, has all the gears it was born with, and doesn't rain on the inside. In a few months, it will be my daily car.
DS, did you ever watch Labyrinth? I thought it was pretty good acting from his partSpace Oddity was always my favorite. I didn't care much for him as an actor (though he played an interesting, albeit inaccurate, Nikola Tesla in The Prestige) but his music is legendary.
I'm 51, and I don't really feel old. Of course, there are parts of my body that are definitely refusing to obey my commands... then again, I'm under the impression that if there's something that you have aplenty when you reach old age is time.Things just fall to pieces when you get old.
I agree about the brain turning to mush.There are theories that your brain starts turning to mush when we are no longer challenged or stimulated.
I don't have proof except some examples of people I've known. I would like for it to be true since I have a pretty active brain. On the other hand, it could be a slow process and, for someone who appears to not be challenging themselves and withering into the background could, in reality, be someone who is already afflicted by brain diseases.
Yeah, that would be really bad and lonely. But at the same time, someone has to!I think outliving all my friends would be a major bummer.
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