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Blog entry by RussellAP posted 02-27-2012 02:28 PM 1039 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have several options after I build my outdoor retaining wall.
1: Finish dry-walling the outside of my basement rooms, (the wife’s favorite choice).
2: Build a kitchen island.
3: Build a router table.

Which would you pick?

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.



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Toolz

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#1 posted 02-27-2012 03:18 PM

I would vote to keep Mama happy!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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joey bealis

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#2 posted 02-27-2012 03:21 PM

I would probably build the router table and if asked you can say you need it to do the island.

-- http://reclaimedbuilding.blogspot.com/

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skeemer

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#3 posted 02-27-2012 03:38 PM

I’ve only been married a little under 2 years, but I’ve already learned that a happy wife makes a happy husband. Finishing what she wants done gives me more time to do what I want to do before the next list comes.

Or you could go joey b’s route. That might work.

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RussellAP

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#4 posted 02-27-2012 03:44 PM

Skeemer- only two years eh? You’ve learned the first part well, now the second part is….you never get time to do what you want, at least according to her. There is always something just after this project she want’s done, problem is, you never know what it is until you finish the current project. lol

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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jumbojack

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#5 posted 02-27-2012 03:58 PM

Stay on task! You said ‘finish’ the dry wall. Then finish it. Leaving jobs undone can get away from you. I have been there. Finish and move on.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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WinterSun

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#6 posted 02-27-2012 04:04 PM

Keep the wife happy. Man, I know that much and we’re not even married yet (although we might as well be, after 2+ years of living together). THEN, build the RT and, as Joey said, tell her you need it to do the island.

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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KMT

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#7 posted 02-27-2012 04:09 PM

Do the drywall first, Its always nice to knock something off the Honey do list. Then build the router table ‘cause you need it to build the island ;).

-- - Martin

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NBeener

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#8 posted 02-27-2012 04:12 PM

Pffft.

Happy wife … happy life :-)

-- -- Neil

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willoworks

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#9 posted 02-27-2012 04:12 PM

I’d build the router table and tell your wife you need that to finish the other projects – although that may be a stretch on the drywall!

-- Turning A Round

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RussellAP

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#10 posted 02-27-2012 04:14 PM

One of the main problems I have with building anything is that she’s a day sleeper and making things is noisy. I may have to switch my schedule to be up all night, but then other people are sleeping. I hate this schedule she has.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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canadianchips

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#11 posted 02-27-2012 05:08 PM

I’d sit down and REST…......soon there is drywalling to be done !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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stefang

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#12 posted 02-27-2012 07:25 PM

I guess I would tell the wife that I needed no. 3 to do 1 and 2. I call it strategic lying.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 02-27-2012 07:57 PM

I tend to do jobs I don’t like first so I don’t have to think about them.
I hate drywall work. #1

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Grandpa

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#14 posted 02-27-2012 08:37 PM

I am with Jim and Neil both. If you put it off you will try to put it off again and again. Get it done then you can do what you want for a while. I have been married almost 44 years and I have learned a couple of things myself. Make the wife happy even if you need to change your schedule. Maybe you can work on the router table a little while waiting for the mud to dry…..? You might think your kids will get to pick your nursing home but the truth is your wife will probably outlive you so…..well you get the picture.

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RussellAP

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#15 posted 02-27-2012 08:41 PM

Grandpa, I will have to work on it at night, a little at a time. And there’s no way I’ll go to a nursing home, I’ll do myself in first.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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