After 8 years, buy yourself a really nice gun (possibly just like the one your dad had) and let it go.
Two monks who had taken a vow of silence and chastity came to a stream. Waiting there was an attractive young woman who was trying to figure out how to get across the water.
Without a word the younger of the two hoisted her on his shoulders, and barefooted, crossed the stream with her. On the other side, he let her down, and the two monks continued on. 10 miles later the older monk broke the silence: "Why did you carry that young woman across the stream? You know that's forbidden!"
The younger monk replied: "I set her down 10 miles ago; you're still carrying her".