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Re: [TowerTalk] Memory

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Memory
From: Robert Harmon <>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:35:08 -0700
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Good idea on the checklist, particularly for safety gear.

It's comforting to know I am not the only one that experiences the "oh *****, I 
forgot the...."
when I get to the top of the tower.
I was going to mention something else but I forgot what it was.  :-)


On Mar 18, 2011, at 12:23 PM, Howard Hoyt wrote:

> Bud, you quipped:
>> Yes, it takes me a bit longer to get to the top than it used to. 
>> The bigger problem is that once I get there, I've forgotten 
>> why I needed to go up there in the first place.... 
> That is one of the funnyest, most relevant, and ultimately sobering piece of 
> prose I have heard in a while, I laughed out loud until I thought about it 
> for a few more seconds!  
> As we age, memory lapses seem to be a reality for many of us, and certainly 
> gives impetus toward establishing a routine for tower work in order to not 
> forget something critical.  I'm thinking a laminated checklist of all safety 
> gear and preps at the tower base, at least then the worst that occurs at 
> height should be a forgotten tool. 
> Howard Hoyt
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