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torker
04-19-2005, 02:13 AM
We've been really busy lately. I'm doing all the machining stuff...doing extra welding work etc, and trying to get the motel ready for 75 pulp mill shutdown workers.
Needless to say, the wife has done more than her share.
Add to all this, the adventure to get the lathe home this weekend. She helped me out a bunch!
She came home tonight and cooked supper while I was in the shop working.
Faithfully came down and knocked on the door to tell me she was home and supper was ready. By the time I got up to the house she was sound asleep on the couch...exhausted!
After supper I noticed there where no more clean dishes, they where all in the dishwasher. OK...now here's where it gets good!
I took one of those dirty plates...actually washed it til it was shiny and clean http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
Then I even dried it with a tea towel (didn't even use my shirt tail!)
It gets better...I then neatly tore off a square of paper towel and...you guessed it....folded it up into a nice napkin!!! And put it on her shiny plate!
Then to top it all off...I put a clean fork right smack dab in the middle of the napkin http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
Then placed the plate right next to the dinner pots on the stove (so she wouldn't miss it)
I know, I know....I shouldn't be so good to her but I thought I had a good chance for extra brownie points here so I ran into the challenge head on!
I know, I know...she is one lucky girl!
And I won't tell your wives what I've done. Don't want you guys to look bad http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
Russ (HWKHTTW)
(He Who Knows How To Treat Womens)

zl1byz
04-19-2005, 02:59 AM
Na, I've read the story twice and I don't get it.

Which is a real worry, as it probably means I need a few pointers on how to look after SWMBO. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

John.

astroracer
04-19-2005, 05:33 AM
No problem Russ,
I did a little better this past weekend...
Saturday night I took the better half out to dinner (she didn't have to cook) and a theater production of... Fiddler on the roof... Then sunday I helped her wash window blinds... Lots of Brownie Points.

WJHartson
04-19-2005, 05:46 AM
Russ, it's tough when you have to do everything all the time but it has to be done. Keep up the good work. Just remember they don't get mad they just get even.

Joe

Your Old Dog
04-19-2005, 06:24 AM
Astroracer, hope your marriage ain't in trouble though it looks like it might be. Window blind duty would be my last step in the reconcilation process before a trip to the attorneys office http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

I would think a power washer would make short work of blinds. Just don't know how to keep it from taking out the entertainment center and ruining the pictures on the wall!

torker, I've said it before, I'll say it again. You dah man!

John Stevenson
04-19-2005, 06:42 AM
It takes special skill and insight to realise that even though Gert was dropping hints about clothes, jewelery and cosmetics that what she REALLY wanted for her birthday was a cement mixer http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

torker
04-19-2005, 07:28 AM
John, I was thinking along the same lines. Thought about what a good ol' girl she'd been lately. Was thinking to reward her with a new mill soon. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
She's be the talk of the Bingo Hall no doubt.
I can hear the chatter at the hairdressers already "Haruumph, There goes Chick, thinks she's so slick, what with her new mill and all!" http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

bobodu
04-19-2005, 07:36 AM
Told the wife that I'd saved up all month and we were going to blow it all in one night.She got all made up...hair and nails...little black dress.Thought she was over doing it just to go fill up her Jeep....

Arbo
04-19-2005, 08:04 AM
I don't mind making dinner (or breakfast and lunch for that matter). I'm a better cook than she is anyway. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif The dishes are HER'S!!!!! I'll stick to going to the shop and making curtain rods for her windows, or fixing the kid's bike, or doing plumbing repairs, or....Anything but dishes!!!

Michael Az
04-19-2005, 08:58 AM
Good Gawd, am I the only bachelor here? You guys ought to have to do all the cooking laundry, shopping, gardening all the time! I've been looking for one of those Russian mail order brides, but so far can't find one with a lathe or mill.
Michael

astroracer
04-19-2005, 09:31 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Your Old Dog:
Astroracer, hope your marriage ain't in trouble though it looks like it might be. Window blind duty would be my last step in the reconcilation process before a trip to the attorneys office http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

I would think a power washer would make short work of blinds. Just don't know how to keep it from taking out the entertainment center and ruining the pictures on the wall!

torker, I've said it before, I'll say it again. You dah man!</font>

After nearly 28 years the marriage couldn't be better! I just ordered a tubing bender from Pro-Tools and she didn't bat an eye. There is a method here...




[This message has been edited by astroracer (edited 04-19-2005).]

smurph
04-19-2005, 11:12 AM
I have found that taking my wonderful girl to the plant nursery helps the purchase of new tools tremendously. It's a tough job for me though, as I inevitably end up digging lots of holes in hard earth.

I also fill her car up with gas, wash the dishes sometimes, and go look at paint chips at the paint store with her.

But then I tell her that she just uses and abuses me! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//smile.gif And then she asks "What do you want to buy? Some big metal piece? Are you going to cheat on me with a big metal piece again?"



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BillJ
04-19-2005, 01:38 PM
The only trouble with brownie points is their shelf life.

StephenK
04-19-2005, 06:11 PM
We will be celebrating our 47th this month. Don't need brownie points anymore.
Anything that I put into my shop she never questions and likewise anything that goes into her shop I never question.

charlie coghill
04-19-2005, 08:25 PM
Hay Torker you should let Cold water do the dishes. They come out nice and clean. Come on boy, time to do the dishes. Nice dogie, gooood boy. You got it licked clean that time.

torker
04-19-2005, 08:35 PM
Charlie, I like that one! Used to try to pull that when we had a dog....lol! Now we only have cats and the little buggers never lick the dishes clean enough for the wife http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

PSD KEN
04-19-2005, 08:47 PM
Just remember, one "OH Sh*t" wipes out 10^12 brownie points.

sandman2234
04-19-2005, 08:51 PM
Last week a friend bid on a lawnmower for me at a company auction. I went to pick up the manuals and found out that one tractor had not sold. So, within a week of buying a Steiner 525 turf mower, I bought a John Deere 2555 with no attachments(see what is coming next...). All with the wife's approval. Didn't hurt any that they were really great deals either. Still trying to figure out why I didn't catch any flack, or how I am going to get it home.
David from jax

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Have gun, will travel.

Dave Opincarne
04-20-2005, 03:50 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Michael Az:
Good Gawd, am I the only bachelor here? You guys ought to have to do all the cooking laundry, shopping, gardening all the time! I've been looking for one of those Russian mail order brides, but so far can't find one with a lathe or mill.
Michael </font>

If interested send picture of mill. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

BWS
04-20-2005, 07:45 AM
In 100% agreement with BillJ.Its amazing,wifey goes on and on....."fix the porch,fix the porch,fix the porch".So you not only fix it,but make it the shining star in the neighborhood.You'd think that the thrill would last at least a few days,nope."Fix the driveway,fix the driveway".Again,same thing.Its a continuing cycle,and not to mention a mother in law who can come up with stuff that needs attention on your own place.So the shelf life is fairly non-existant.......hummmm,how do I get ahead?One way is combining projects and this would be ahead of time....."dear.could you use a more organised closet in the garage?They'll jump at anything with closet or cleanup in the topic.So you build the stupid closet,but you did it so it gets used for a toolcrib.She'll never even notice.And that new chopbx,air sander,nailgun that it took to construct is Soooo useful in the next project dear.Also you can recycle materials.That pc of carpet or lumber,ect. that got removed from wifeys project can be the basis for sumthin you needed in the workshop.She's now donated something useful to your world and she feels good about it.I feel its better to supply work that needs many ingredients rather than just making a large purchase.Dang,if I just had a new spraygun I could paint that fridge to like new specs.Dropping a few bucks on a digital Sata HVLP might just fly?Just some ideas that have worked for me over the years.Best of luck,BW