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Sucks getting older
« on: February 05, 2019, 02:32:52 PM »

For the past couple of days I've been home from work recuperating from the flu. This afternoon I was feeling a whole lot better, so seeing it's such a beautiful day outside (in the mid 50's) I thought I would take the opportunity to inspect and possibly clean the air channels and elbows on my CB Edge 550 HD. I learned a few thing from the exercise; 1) After nearly 2 months since the last inspection there was very little to no creosote build up to be cleaned in channels. 2) The elbows were nice and clean also. The main thing I learned is, I'm no longer the teenager who when he got sick he was able to bounce right back to doing work after a day or so convalescing. It don't work that way when 60 right is right around the corner. Man, I had to stop a few times to rest to keep from passing out. What should have taken perhaps 20 to 30 minutes, took an hour and half to disassemble, clean and reassemble everything. Sitting here typing this out feels like I've been chopping wood all day.  Roger
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Re: Sucks getting older
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2019, 06:36:30 PM »

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Re: Sucks getting older
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2019, 07:00:34 PM »

Sounds familiar. I've been sick since saturday. Felt a little better yesterday,  so I thought I'd clean the ash out of the stove and refill my wood boxes after last weeks cold snap.  A couple easy chores that in my younger years, even with a bad cold, wouldn't have taken more than 45 minutes. 
Well.......  Realized rather quickly I wasn't quite at a 100% yet. Heck,  I was lucky if I was at 50%
I ended up taking today off of work too

Damn, I miss those days of bouncing right back

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Re: Sucks getting older
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2019, 09:18:48 PM »

You know you’re getting older when after seeing the orthopedist it takes two to three days to remember that hold my beer moment on a Friday night in your twenties that resulted in four broken ribs, a broken collar bone, a divet of bone missing on the outside of your shoulder and a recked shoulder socket but never went to the doctor for. However being in your twenties you shook it off and went to work Monday.
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