Wednesday, October 31, 2012


I can hit a man sized target with a rifle at 500 yds 9 out of 10 times,

I can hit a man sized target at 25 yards 100% of the time....10 rounds , in under 10 seconds (including reload) with a 1911.

I can design (and build) a building, a bridge,a table or a bench or a drainage system.

I can operate nearly any piece of construction equipment in common use for the past 50 years, and repair them too, given the parts.

I can weld steel and aluminum, fab nearly anything out of metal, am a fair framing carpenter, can do tile and carpet. I am a decent plumber. I can fix nearly any mechanical device..... I have been known to repair COB electronics under a microscope.

I am a decent cook, I can handle a knife like a ginsu chef.... I can skin and butcher nearly any animal in North America. 

Yet I can't sew worth a damn. I can barely thread the needle 10% of the time. And let us not discuss my stitching.

Strange that.


Old NFO said...

LOL, it's a 'learned' skill... I can't do all the things you do, but I can't sew either...

og said...

I can do buttons and leather. Stitching cloth not so much.