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Old 30-01-2010, 22:59   #1
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Gratitude

I read some where that a study was done where a group would find five things a day to be grateful for over some period of time and would be compared to a control group. The people finding things to be grateful for proved to be healthier then the ones who persisted in their curmudgeonly ways. I thought I'd give it a try today.

First I'm grateful that when they built this boat they didn't provide a 12v bus at the stern or create a nice convenient wire run since if they did I wouldn't have had the opportunity to stand on my head hanging through the hatch to the motor compartment trying to push wires through to the next hatch. This is an experience that no fifty something man should go through life without experiencing. I'm also grateful that I bought a several five dollar fishing rods so that I was able to use the tip of one to push the wire through an otherwise intractible stretch. Had I been forced to use my hundred dollar rod I'm quite sure it would have broken but there would be no concievable reason for a five dollar one to break would there? I'm also grateful that the paint that had been used on the battery box was of a type that would come off on my hand but then not wash off. It gave me a few moments entertainment wondering how that was possible. On a similiar note I had to ponder how a person could get so much grease on them running wire? Lastly I'm grateful that there was beer in the cupboard and a hockey game on the radio afterwards. Maybe even more then one beer! That may or may not be five things but I've got to tell you I think it works. I'm feeling a whole lot better already!

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When things go bad, i find its best to look for something good to focus on and salvage from the situation.
Im glad you can see the possitives in your adversity
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Just starting my day ,but will definitely keep this concept in mind.Also if you solve the paint deli ma.would appreciate the answer.I have two degrees in chem. & have had the same happen to me.marc
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As I have recently started a gym regime and am still making it three times a week, I shall remember to be grateful each time I finish!
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ROFL....Thanks for the smile on my face..its the second thing Im grateful for today ...the first was getting vertical .

I will add that I decided to look at my boat ordeal in a different light a month or so ago...as it sits all tore up and unusable in a corner of a yard.......I am blessed and grateful..... I haven't had to pay slip fees in 13 months.
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I'm also grateful that I bought a several five dollar fishing rods so that I was able to use the tip of one to push the wire through an otherwise intractible stretch.
Rather than buying several $5 fishing rods, a $20 cable snake would have been the right tool for the job. I purchased one to run cables in my house, including one run with three 90 degree turns between the attic and the outlet box. Once wound, they’re compact, easy to store, and can be used for many other jobs when you don’t have the right tool for that job.
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Rather than buying several $5 fishing rods, a $20 cable snake would have been the right tool for the job. I purchased one to run cables in my house, including one run with three 90 degree turns between the attic and the outlet box. Once wound, they’re compact, easy to store, and can be used for many other jobs when you don’t have the right tool for that job.

I believe it's called a "fish tape", not to be confused with a fish rod.
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Rather than buying several $5 fishing rods, a $20 cable snake would have been the right tool for the job. I purchased one to run cables in my house, including one run with three 90 degree turns between the attic and the outlet box. Once wound, they’re compact, easy to store, and can be used for many other jobs when you don’t have the right tool for that job.
Good advice...but i think you missed the tongue in cheek comic of his whole post...he already had the rods..

The whole mediafor thing Im still laughing over...it made my day hummingway !.....Im double grateful

Ever read McMinnis's stuff? ( Spelling?)
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Noi I don't believe I have. I did a web search but couldn't find anything that seemed relevent.
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Here ya go...I had to go look at my book shelf for the correct spelling.

Funny stuff...very similar to your writing...you will greatly enjoy it...I wish he had some sailing background he would be Hilarious..his fishing/boating ones sure are.

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I'm thankful that the amount of time it takes my chartplotter to reload data after a wave pushes the boat off course is greater than the time it takes the next wave to do the same thing, so that I never actually have to see how close I am to the reef dead ahead...
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ROFL....Thanks for the smile on my face..its the second thing Im grateful for today ...the first was getting vertical .

I will add that I decided to look at my boat ordeal in a different light a month or so ago...as it sits all tore up and unusable in a corner of a yard.......I am blessed and grateful..... I haven't had to pay slip fees in 13 months.
The getting vertical thing in the morning seems to take longer these days than i remember when I was a lad!
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I believe it's called a "fish tape", not to be confused with a fish rod.

Down here we call em fishin poles
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The getting vertical thing in the morning seems to take longer these days than i remember when I was a lad!
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I'm grateful that my GPS turns on after sitting all winter long, even if it does takes 45 minutes to finally tell me where I am.
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