- Mar 6, 2020
- Reaction score
- Vehicle Year
- Make / Model
- Ranger Splash
- Engine Type
- 4.0 V6
- 2WD / 4WD
- Total Lift
- 1-1/2 inch front leveling
- Total Drop
- Tire Size
- My credo
- What's the worst that could happen?
You sound like me and I don't even have a job anymore - the one benefit of being older.My buddies are into drones and r/c planes. The amount of fiddling, options, parts, accessories and crap gives me anxiety. I saw a basement full of broken planes and scattered parts and shuddered. Thousands of dollars and hours wasted is what I saw.
I was way into all that when I was younger and had more time. I would hack into, customize and modify everything. Tear into my truck on a school night no problem. Go through my bike during sunset after a day of moto. I didn't even wake up early like I do now, there was just more hours in the day somehow. Also I had a lot less stuff to mess with.
Now I don't have time or motivation to do anything. Maybe the 50 hour minimum work week takes it out of me, but I am burnt out on hobbying, tinkering, fixing, repairing etc...I grudgingly do the bare minimum if something needs to be repaired or kept from needing repair. And that is a whole event nowadays, I will save it for when I have 2 days off, and will get only a few hours out of it if I'm lucky, after all the obligations and distractions sift through. And the days seem so short. I come from work, get halfway through a beer, and its already bed time. I have too little time, and too much stuff.
Now I kind of look for 2 things in my toys. Its gotta be fun enough and ready to go right out of the box, and should it need repair, parts are easily available. Or it is small and cheap enough to throw in the trash if/when it breaks.
What's the word for a male spinster? Maybe due being 40 years old and alone, starting a family is my true internal desire. I feel very unaccomplished not having a kid.
I hear you on the RC stuff. Basement is full of obsolete electronics required to fly said RC planes and drones etc. I think I have 15 drones that are a timeline of the progression of their development, As for not having a kid -- meh --- we semi-adopted a young family with four of 'em. So we get em when we need em. You'll be back.