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 Well I can see why jobs are hard to get once your 50, I'm slowing up! I must be getting old.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 5:12:35 PM on 13 August 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
 Member since 1 May 2016
 Member #: 1919
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Yep it's taken forever to fix houses ,build sheds,set up a home . ,I'm slowing up. I blame it on the winter ,but nup I'm feeling it.
I must be on the down hill run I think!!
Gosh
Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 5:40:12 PM on 13 August 2020.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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The old saying "You're only as old as you feel" is pretty true. However, 50 isn't old by today's lifespan expectations (... for non-smokers).


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 5:52:39 PM on 13 August 2020.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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 Member #: 1919
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. G,
Well I feel and look like step Toe today.
Lots of heavy physical work going on here and I just can't seem to get to the end of it.
I will ,but it's taking 3 times as long .

Pete

https://youtu.be/HsDRChu0eCs


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 6:50:22 PM on 13 August 2020.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Nah, forget old man Steptoe. Think of Lovejoy.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:57:58 PM on 13 August 2020.
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 Location: Latham, ACT
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Pete I live by the belief that "I am not old , its only people that are older than me that are old"
Your married to a Filipina thats one way of feeling young and only people that are married to filipinas will understand what I mean!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 7:10:58 PM on 13 August 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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. Carl

Ha ha ha ha ha ,,, No I have more energy than her .. and she is 35 and I'm 50 , Ven is an Academic type ...pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 7:15:03 PM on 13 August 2020.
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My muscles have fallen lower than they used to be. I'm the same vintage and whilst I can walk an unlimited distance any day of the week I can't do a single chin-up anymore. I remember back to the days when I used to work for a fence builder and I was the labourer and it was nothing to carry two 40kg bags of readymix from the front kerb to the back yard of the customer's lot. I'll admit to the boss putting the second bag up before grabbing a bag himself, there's no way I could have lifted both. These days the biggest bag is 20kg - bunch of wimps these days.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 7:24:14 PM on 13 August 2020.
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 Location: Albury, NSW
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Brad ,, Yep ! I'm a bit the same ,Time to go on a get fit kick I think ,,, Fencing ? I hope you didnt work for that slave driver fence contractor that was always advertising for people ?? I know people that were sucked in to working for him when Jobs where hard to find in the late 90s and 00's Slave driver ! Worked people like a dog erecting fences ...Might be the same fella ?

Pete


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 7:26:22 PM on 13 August 2020.
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Nah. The timber yard was Amazing Fencing but they ran with subbies, once of which I worked with for about 18 months. I was only about 22 at the time. I've built fences since those times but the days of throwing up 40m a day are long gone.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 10 · Written at 11:06:33 AM on 16 August 2020.
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 Location: Werribee South, VIC
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I'm 62 and when another ache, pain, twinge or something comes along it just becomes the new normal.
Years of working in outside broadcast and lifting heavy lenses, roadcases, link equipment etc have caught up with me.
When I see a young person lifting something way heavier than they should or lifting it badly I always have a go at them.
It may not hurt now but it will catch up with you later in life.
Trust me!


 
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