Chores That Used To Be Fun?

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  1. FullClip

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    Snow Plowing...when I got the new plow for my truck it was fun to push the white stuff around. The magic has gone. Now it's a job, especially given how much "global warming" we've got this year here in Maine.

    Firewood...new chain saw, new stove..was "almost" fun to cut and split wood. Now it bites.

    Lawn work...again, a new lawn mower and some landscaping made me enjoy the task...and even though it's still a couple months away, I don't look forward to it.

    Anybody else out there who finds that when you get a new "man-toy" it is initially fun to play with, but the burnish wears thin after a while?? If so, give an example.
     
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    :rofl::rofl:
     
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    All chores suck; that's why they're called "chores", and not "fun things I like doing". :tongueout:
     
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    White-washing fences used to be fun. Had to trick my friend into doing one summer.
     
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    When I was a kid on the farm, cleaning the feedlots was a lot of fun. Slide around on a skid steer, lifting way more weight that it was designed for, and then running the tractor out to the field.


    I've been away from the farm for almost 20 years, but I still remember enjoying spreading manure. I doubt I would find much pleasure in it nowadays.


    The maiden voyage with my first snowblower was fun. Now I'd be perfectly happy with zero snow.
     
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    I was thinking something similar. :rofl:
     
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    It was a business doing pleasure with her, I imagine.


    I never really had chores.


    For my kids, it was seperating brass, now they won't do it.
     
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    As a kid I loved cutting the grass. It stopped being fun when I had a car to drive around.
     
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    Wouldn't know, ask anyone in Ft Bragg while I was in Korea and you'll have a good chance of getting an answer on that, though.
     
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    Whoa... I wasn't going there. Just sayin' marraige in general.
     
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    Nah, it's not a sore point with me any more. Don't much care and think it's amusing now.
     
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    I share this same tought.
     
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    Maybe you can go get a new plow, new chainsaw and new lawn mower and start the magic all over again.

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    Nah....I haven't broke them yet. :supergrin:

    Bad thing is I got a new little Hobart Plasma Cutter for Christmas and I'm just looking for stuff to cut up and have been looking around the house......could be dangerous!!:supergrin:
     
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    I used to enjoy mowing the lawn when I first bought my house but now I'd rather buy some goats and let them graze.
     
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    I used to love working on the car and doing reconstruction/custom work. It was an excuse to paint the car when I was done. Now I have such a miserable time just getting up from the creeper, the damn vehicle is two inches from the ground and it is time consuming getting it high enough to work under it. Parts are so expensive, I have aches and pains in places I didn't know about before.


    I now avoid car work unless I can make something with the Mig/Tig/Gas for fun.


    I just don't have the stamina I used to have.
























    (and the wife wont put out anymore either)
     
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    Pressure washing.

    Cleaning firearms (taking out 15-20 and then the "chore" afterwards; 1-3 ain't bad).

    Pressure washing. The idea is great. I get to blast **** with a water wand. Not fun after a while. But, I reckon it beats scrubbing...