- Aug 14, 2009
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Anyone ELSE go througha period of time where you screw up everything you try to build?
My wife says the same thing about electrical projects.:bangpan:My wife has imposed a lifetime ban on me for any plumbing projects. Is that good enough for ya?
I hear you on that. I'm stuck at around 80.My problem was getting past rocket #100. Everytime I got to having 100 flyable rockets, I would go flying and lose a few (bringing me back down below 100). Trees, lost in the sun, lawn dart - you name it.
I ping-ponged around the 100 mark for a while. I finally built several and waited to fly so I would stay over that pesky 100 mark. Finally broke the jinx:clap:
I've started to make lists, to prevent my common screwups, like painting a rocket, and realizing I left off the launch lugs.
When I read this it reminded me of a Dave & Busters commercial. Where their FUN was getting out of hand :roll:"Screw Up" lives in my workshop and in my flight box. It usually sits quietly in an out-of-the way corner of the room, but every once in awhile, it slips out and bites me on the behind while I am working on something. I work hard to keep it under control, and try to hide its effects as best I can. But sometimes it will rebel against the restrictions and just run wild, wreaking all kinds of havoc until I can get it back into its cage.
Even my rare triumphs can be seized by Screw Up if I let my guard down. Someday I will post an account of what happened to my beautiful cloned FSI Hercules, the pride of my fleet and the nicest rocket that I have ever built, on its second flight earlier this summer. After I finish working through the grieving process for it. And I'll someday mention a great upscale that I had worked on for a year, and was right on the verge of completing, when Screw Up got hold of it a few weeks ago.