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    Getting Old stinks

    I have been watching the cast bullet boards classifieds for years for a particular mold I wanted to try. It’s kinda rare.

    Yesterday I was going through some stuff and I’ll be darned. I already have one.

    No idea when, where, or how I acquired it. Didn’t even remember I had it.
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    Can’t remember ****

    It is contagious, I now have a written inventory of my reloading equipment and supplies courtesy of my wife. I am certain it saves us a lot of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rgmcfarland View Post
    CRS

    Can’t remember ****

    It is contagious, I now have a written inventory of my reloading equipment and supplies courtesy of my wife. I am certain it saves us a lot of money.
    Do you remember where you put it?
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    Yup. Hang tough. Write yourself notes.
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    Yes, I have duplicates of a few things I either forgot I had or couldn’t find. Getting old does stink, but it beats the alternative.

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    Found the gift huh? You are not alone as I have to even write down why I go into rooms sometimes.

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    I have 3 sets of .218 Bee dies. Evidently I was worried about not having any.

    I don't even have a Bee anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawlerbrook View Post
    Yes, I have duplicates of a few things I either forgot I had or couldn’t find. Getting old does stink, but it beats the alternative.
    Amen, Brother!

    I'm not exactly young, and not exactly old, but I'm old enough to have lost friends who are a great deal younger than I am. I've started keeping spreadsheets with lists of stuff I have, and I also use a app called Google Keep on my android devices. You can keep lists with photographs in it. All my mold are there, and soon the dies will be. Collets for the different types I have. Change gears listed for both of the lathes that use them, as well. Been going though and dumping the stuff for work, since I no longer need that, but not being compulsive about it.

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    funny
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    You're telling the guy with 9 cartridges of die sets for cartridges , some so obscure the Huntington's haven't sold a set in 35 years , others make great neck dies for an almost unrelated cartridge . Who needs 4 sets of 45 Colts , 3 sets of 06' and 257 Roberts and exactly how many 6.5-257 AIs do you suppose are actually around .

    I don't actually have any duplicate moulds but I do have a number variations on a type like 4 different 38/357 Lyman SWCs .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rgmcfarland View Post
    CRS
    Sometimes I have flare ups of CRS so bad, I'm like a duck and wake up in a new world every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winger Ed. View Post
    Sometimes I have flare ups of CRS so bad, I'm like a duck and wake up in a new world every day.
    There are advantages: You can wake up and meet new friends everyday, too!

    Bill <--- has had CRS since he was a wee tyke.
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    Read this post to my wife, and she laughed! She said I better quit. Too many "old" guys on here..


    I find something that works well.. On a sleepless night, a solution to one of my "problems" comes to me like a vision from above. I get up, put on my glasses and go out into the kitchen and write it on a little notebook, cause I will absolutely forget it by morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Les Staley View Post
    Read this post to my wife, and she laughed! She said I better quit. Too many "old" guys on here..
    Old guys can still be fun. Especially if they all have CRS!

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    Make sure you put it in a safe place so you can lose and rediscover it in a few years!

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    Getting old does stink, but the alternative is not that attractive either.

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    Several years ago woke up way too early but couldn’t go back to sleep, what should I do as I can’t just lay in bed. Thought about and thought “ I haven’t updated my gun inventory for some” fired up the computer, started going through it and found several I couldn’t remember even having ( can’t remember the number something more than fifty but less than a hundred). In the morning told my wife when I don’t even know what I have, I have too many, cut down to about twenty, a little more manageable but the older I get ( bumping up against 79) the harder it is to justify when I haven’t shot some for five years or more. Only one grandson that shoots, he’s gotten a few, need to adopt somebody else’s grand kids

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    I need to write things down for shopping. Or i will forget to get something. Yes agreed getting old is not fun. But sharing wisdom gained with young ones is rewarding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parson View Post
    Several years ago woke up way too early but couldn’t go back to sleep, what should I do as I can’t just lay in bed. Thought about and thought “ I haven’t updated my gun inventory for some” fired up the computer, started going through it and found several I couldn’t remember even having ( can’t remember the number something more than fifty but less than a hundred). In the morning told my wife when I don’t even know what I have, I have too many, cut down to about twenty, a little more manageable but the older I get ( bumping up against 79) the harder it is to justify when I haven’t shot some for five years or more. Only one grandson that shoots, he’s gotten a few, need to adopt somebody else’s grand kids
    You can adopt me!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finster101 View Post
    Getting old does stink, but the alternative is not that attractive either.
    You can do what Beethoven and Bach are doing. Decomposing. (stinking pun, I know. I'll throw a fiver in the pun jar, if I can find it.)

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