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  • OT...I've just spoiled my wife rotten!!!

    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
    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
    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
    Russ (HWKHTTW)
    (He Who Knows How To Treat Womens)
    I have tools I don't even know I own...

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    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.

    John.

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    • #3
      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.

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      • #4
        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

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        • #5
          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

          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!
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          Thank you to our families of soldiers, many of whom have given so much more then the rest of us for the Freedom we enjoy.

          It is true, there is nothing free about freedom, don't be so quick to give it away.

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          • #6
            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
            .

            Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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            • #7
              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.
              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!"
              I have tools I don't even know I own...

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              • #8
                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....
                If I got it right first time,everytime....I\'d have a real job!

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                • #9
                  I don't mind making dinner (or breakfast and lunch for that matter). I'm a better cook than she is anyway. 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!!!
                  Arbo & Thor (The Junkyard Dog)

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                  • #10
                    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

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                    • #11
                      <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

                      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).]

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                      • #12
                        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! 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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                        That's my story and I'm sticking to it...
                        That\'s my story and I\'m sticking to it...

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                        • #13
                          The only trouble with brownie points is their shelf life.

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                          • #14
                            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.

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                            • #15
                              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.
                              Don\'t ask me to do a dam thing, I\'m retired.
                              http://home.earthlink.net/~kcprecision/

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