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Old 04-13-2015, 09:41 PM   #1
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Making it fun

A retirement goal for us is to have fun. Yesterday we had the problem of the dimming lights. Ginny is always interested in how I assemble clues and deduce the problem. Usually it takes a few tries to explain the process, partially because I skip steps but when it's not clear she eventually comes back for clarification.

This sharing is fun. As she's become more experienced it also speeds solution.
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Old 04-14-2015, 06:22 AM   #2
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The Escapee motto is "Sharing and Caring". I hear it from Escapees on occasion, usually when someone's not doing it.

I think as one moves to full timing or even to extended travel, say a month or so, that a month is enough time to begin letting go of the rush of life, to take a little time for your travel partner,,, and I'm not talking about the dog (unless you travel with only a dog.

When I worked I did not take the time to involve Ginny with what I was doing, even when we worked together. Life seemed too busy for sharing like we do on the road and now do all the time.

"This sharing is fun. As she's become more experienced it also speeds solution." I've noticed in problem solving if you have to calmly explain your position or describe a problem that the understanding often becomes clearer.
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ok the time in a little camper. has to bring you closer . my God Bless your campimg days and nights
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Hoping you two have many many more years of wonderful memories.
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What a nice relationship you two seem to have. Ahhhh
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I said it before, you Norm and Ginny are an inspiration.

Over the years as an engineer, I learned that explaining a problem to a non-technical person requires deeper understanding of the subject than otherwise (and patience, of course). When a problem is clearly defined and understood, the solution is at hand!
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The explaining lesson...

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I said it before, you Norm and Ginny are an inspiration.

Over the years as an engineer, I learned that explaining a problem to a non-technical person requires deeper understanding of the subject than otherwise (and patience, of course). When a problem is clearly defined and understood, the solution is at hand!
That important lesson should be taught in school up front and probably well before College. I suspect that attempting to explain your view may end many arguments gracefully. So much of what people believe is not reasoned and therefore not easy to explain..
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Now I am getting giddy. I once saw a bumper sticker that said:

"Don't believe everything you think!"
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Thinking is a conscious act...

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Now I am getting giddy. I once saw a bumper sticker that said:

"Don't believe everything you think!"
The great Richard Feynman said
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts"

He changed his position on numerous major issues because he was always inspecting the ignorance of the experts.

The list of things believed by most everyone that have turned out to be false is overwhelming and I mean things believed by those most knowledgeable.

One always wants to challenge conventional thinking, heck in the 1970s many of these same scientists who have predicted global warming were predicting global cooling. At the time scientific journals and media were abuzz with predictions of a coming ice age.

Fortunately life is short and memories shorter.
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