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    Anticipation........

    When I was a kid, waiting for the cereal premiums to arrive in the mail was agonizing. Be it a baking-powder submarine, a Captain Midnight decoder badge (Ovaltine!) or whatever, the wait was excruciating.

    As I have matured (HAH!) I find the wait for new gear to be a bit easier to accept. Today marks the two-week anniversary of me ordering a sewn-through summer TQ from Adam and Jen at HG. I gave them no deadline, and their site lists a 1-2 week lead time to sew. And I don't need it until July 15th.

    Yet my excitement builds as the days go by. Only a matter of time now until the notification of shipping hits my e-mail. One would not think that the USPS service from central Ohio to southern WV would be slow, but sometimes I wonder if the mail goes via Chicago or Pittsburgh! By stagecoach!

    And when it arrives I will collect the cherished box from the mailroom (they know to treat my arriving packages with respect) and slink back to my office. There I will excitedly pop the tape and extract the stuffsack containing the much-anticipated 900 FP wonder of lightweight warmth. I will drink in the aroma created by the synthesis of synthetic material and natural insulation. I will gently fluff the TQ, marveling at its gossamer feel. ANd I will lovingly drape it over my coatrack to complete its expansion.

    Is this a form of delayed gratification?

    Jim
    I do love new gear!

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    Feeling that way about some kit I ordered from MBD (i have heard it has arrived and am hoping that my informant will be so kind as to remember to bring it to me tonight!). I also have some great TQ's coming from a member here that I am very excited for!
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    I was salivating reading your post JS!! Nice description of your anticipation.
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    Cool!

    I don't have any of my childhood trinkets. My Grandmother lived with us, and she was big on throwing out "toys that he has grown out of".

    Jim

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    Nicely written Jim and all so true.

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    who coined the phrase, think I saw it on a tee shirt.

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    Reminds me of Christmas every time I put in an order. But is Christmas coming on the 25...or 27...or next month???

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    I feel your pain Brother but all good things come to those who wait.

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    I am right there with you. I tried contacting stormcrow and Jenny and I think they are celebrating the 4th somewhere. I think they need more gingers around that house. I have some very special gear being made and I cannot contain myself. It will come and I will love it. I will forget all about the long days and long nights that I have to wait in anticipation. I did consider asking doctors to put me a drug induced coma to help take the edge off the wait. Instead i am just trying to preoccupy my mind with old Beatles tunes and different recipes for making Shoe Fly Pie.
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    The trick here is to order so much gear that your always busy playing with something new, then you don't think about it as much:P ...Or you go mad...

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