You know you are an aging surveyor when...
You wake up in your own bed and can't figure out what day it is.
"I,d rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead"....Jimmy Buffett
"All I know is, if you look around at the human race you've got to wonder what the hell God was thinking!" ...Lee Marvin, "Paint Your Wagon"
The nice thing is that we get a steady stream of dream gear.
Sure I thought that each was a miracle gadget at the time:
T16, Tocpon Guppy, HP3800, TI4100, the old 4000, first RTK systems, first total stations we used, first robotic totals stations, first time we could use our GPS and TS integrated, Cyrax, UAS, scanning total stations, not to mention all of the software along the way. Getting a total kick out of each and every step. Not feeling too old... move a little slower, but the gear keeps getting faster, lighter, and remembers things better than I do 😀
When I think about Neapolitan ice cream, three words come to mind...
... when you're now buying lots that you surveyed 38 years ago.
...and the 'lots' are in that 'new' cemetery out in the woods...
"Sudden fits of inadvertence will surprise vigilance, slight avocations will seduce attention, and casual eclipses of the mind will darken learning." – Dr. Samuel Johnson