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Losing It

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Losing It

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We have been working on a lot of projects lately.  Many tools are required.  Those tools include: wrenches, drills, screwdrivers, saws, pliers, clamps, wire nuts, and of course, tape…  


I turned my back, perhaps I took a few steps away, for just a moment. The special wrench I was using, and desperately needed, had vanished.  I cannot finish what I am doing without it.  Why would someone take it? Surely they know I need it, or I wouldn’t have it here, carefully piled with everything else I desperately need. There are 25 people working here today, did one of them take it, or am I simply losing it


No, no wait.  Nobody took it. They didn’t take it.  There’s been no one else around.  Perhaps I moved it; set it aside.  But where?  I just had it.  It was right here.  I was using it only a minute ago.  Where could it have possibly gone?  I’m telling you, it was right here!  Let me think.  Where have I been?  Am I losing it?  I just had the 5/16” combination ratchet/open end wrench in my hand.  I have to have that wrench. 


As a last resort, I resign myself to the fact that whomever took it, is not going to bring it back.  It is gone.  I am forced to go the hardware store and buy yet another special wrench, that I already have one of, that somebody took.  They could’ve at least asked!  I drive five miles.  I find the replacement.  I stand in line to pay.  I am given the amount.  I reach in my pocket for money.  I bring the money out…along with the missing wrench.  Now I remember putting it in there…so I would avoid losing it!


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David Bates


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  1. Tyler Blankenship Tyler Blankenship

    We appreciate your appreciation! It means a lot to David that his readers get something out of them, as he loves doing them. Thanks!

  2. Tiffany Sparks Tiffany Sparks

    If nobody else ever shows love for these stories/blog posts....just know that I do appreciate this very much!

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