I’ve Ruled Out Adult ADHD

Thought I might have it since I jump from project to project on my model railroad..  Yep, I consulted WebMD and it turns out that I don’t have adult ADHD after all.

According to Dr. Web, if you have it, you may find it hard to:

  • Follow directions
  • Remember information
  • Concentrate
  • Organize tasks
  • Finish work on time

Ok, I will admit to having a tough time following directions from my wife, but I can follow instructions well enough to complete an Arduino project, install a sound decoder in a locomotive, or assemble a new model for the layout.  So, it may depend who you ask, whether or not they think I can follow directions.

It is getting tougher to remember information, but let’s chalk that one up to the cobwebs forming in my gray matter as I age.

What were we talking about?  Oh yeah, concentrating.   Just joking here.  No problem concentrating when it is something in which I’m genuinely interested.

After an in-depth analysis,  I seem to be able to organize tasks well enough to assemble the materials needed to put together a model or host an ops session, so I guess that can be ruled out as being too difficult.

No problem finishing work on time.  That one’s easy – just don’t set a deadline!  Okay, just kidding, but I can push myself when there is a deadline I want or need to meet.

It turns out, there are just a lot of things to keep you busy when you own a layout and host operating sessions.  Some of you know what I am talking about.  One of the most intriguing parts of the hobby for me is the variety of interests one can participate in while pursuing the hobby of model railroading.  Everything from planning, electronics, carpentry, model-building, organization, problem-solving, painting (backgrounds and models).. the list goes on and on.  When I grow a bit tired doing one of them, there’s always another ten projects waiting to be worked on!

Time for me to wrap up this blog.  Just so you know, I’ve also ruled out Addison’s Disease, Alopecia Areata, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Celiac Disease, and Goodpasture Syndrome.

According to my wife, I should be focusing more on other psychiatric disorders..  I simply blame any irregular behavior on all the glue and paint fumes.

Until next time, when I promise to post some photos of what I’ve been up to lately on the layout!



Mike enjoys family, friends, music, art, model railroading, trains, travel, craft beer, fine food and wine.

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