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01-03-2010 06:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor skill´s

. Concerning

. Skill´s

. And
. Do it your self

My Farther in law has shaked my normaly stabel faundation last weekend
We was on a little weekend trip to the sommerhouse with the parrents-in-law, my mother-in-law was
for the moment aut of sight and a peaceful silent was over the area, when I address to my farther-in-law
(we were in the kitchen started preparing the lunch) would you please boil some egg for the herring´s ?
I ask him
He snap the kettle on the stove and posted some water in it just as the book describe it and after a
longer silent periode with the kettle still hoowering in his hand
how do I get the egg´s in there? And here I had walked raund for years and thought I was the worst in
the family to have the hand´s screwed on a little to left when it comes to practicel thing´s
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Ferrari, Villneurve and me

It is so that it´s said that good tools are the half of the work and thats why I have spend a fortune
On professional machine´s and handtools to make my day when it´s nessery but it isn´t truth what they
said in the speech
Why do I get arch line´s with a laser-level ? why do I always hit the iron in the reinforced concrete
when I try to drill a hole in the wall ? why do I forget to shut down the main switch when I install new
ceiling light and use the screwdriver that has no isolation? Brrrrrrrrh……. You discover that the heart
seems to be okay but pretty shaked.
Now when I think over it in the clear-eyed realism cold light I can realize that that the other half of
The work is me and that is maybee the explanation. I will not drive like and race thrugh the curve´s on
the roads as Villneurve just becorse I buy a Farrari I will most lightly hit a wall with 200 miles/haur

It´s genial what he does

-you boil eggs in a saucepan said I to my farther-in-law. There it was the right tool for the job
it was supposed that we had egg´s for those herring´s at lunch.
He can at least bind hes own shoe and his necktie that I had seen
But there – in the sommerhause – I suddently experience in a clear-sightness, my farther-in-law
Was genial, when he constantly insisted to being nearly blanc on pratical skill´s that everyone ells
Is forced to do on daily basis has he maked it so that the world araund him did all the daily trivial
Thing´s for him it most have taken years to get that position presumably from when he was born

Very freindly neighbour´s

So now has he arranged that the family lives in a better residential neighbourhood surrounded
By guilded craftsmen in all kind of trades that show good will towards him, had mother-in-law
To hire a cleaning lady Mrs. Knudsen and has in the kitchen among other thing´s a dishwashing
machine called lovly Hanne and the lawn is cut with a tractor (Olsen ) wich a lot of us is pretty crazy
getting to drive and so it is all the way.
Genial farther-in-law !! you can watch garden-and furnishing programs on television (where they show
how to do it) as it was something from another absurd demension.
Funny enoff you stored several years of different diy and homedecorating magazin´s becourse
When we come to visit you and mother-in-law is there always something that has to be fixed either
With a cordless drill or a jigsaw and there is a open magazin on the coffeetable
-look here he say I think I know how we fix that thing.
Did you see how he use the word ”we”?


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#1 posted 01-03-2010 07:03 PM

old folk’s ,
got to love them ,

because ,
we are next !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 01-03-2010 07:34 PM

I guess I am one of the old folks. I must be old, because I remember rationing in WWII.

My wife has gotten to the point she doesn’t wait for me to fix something, she just does it herself, even if she uses my chisels as screwdrivers (after multiple pleadings, she has quit using the chisels as screwdrivers, so I went and bought some new ones, because the old ones were destroyed, thankfully not very expensive) I think she went through two $20 very fine and delicate wire nippers, leaving big notches in both, trying to fix I don’t know what, just because she knew I would never get around to it. I think I have cured her of that too, after showing her the bill for a new one.

I have the excuse that I am still working…....but somehow…....I never get around to fixing stuff even on my weekends off….....unless it is fixing something in the shop…(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#3 posted 01-03-2010 08:00 PM

jim ,
maybe you shoul buy the wife her own ’ handy woman ’ tools .

and dedicate a drawer in the kitchen for her stuff ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 01-03-2010 08:21 PM

or maybee bey some of those pink toolthing from
.

I don´t now what I did wrong but click on the square

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#5 posted 01-04-2010 02:00 AM

David and Dennis
She has a few of her own tools, but obviously not enough. The biggest problem is when she is in the garage, which is attached to the shop….............or is the shop attached the garage?...Nah, the garage is attached to the shop, and all those tools on display are entirely too inviting, beats walking down stairs to get her own tools. Maybe if I buy her pink tools, she will think girls only use pink ones?? Thanks guys for the ideas, I will again for the millionth time and for the millionth failure try to devine the female psyche. I’ll ponder it.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 01-04-2010 02:15 AM

thats the problem jim ,

” walking down the stairs to get her own tools ” ,
make her a tool cab/box before the shop door ,
so it is the closest/easiest place to find a chisel to screw some thing with !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 01-04-2010 03:48 AM

.........her very own toolbox, and maybe I could put pretty pictures and cute little animals on it. Even my youngest daughter, she walked away with a small hammer, you know, the size I only had one of, instead of the kind I had five of. I believe she still has it, 11 years later. She said, “it is just my size, and you can buy another one anyway, Daddy”. That was after I asked for it back. So I went and found another one. Yes, I could buy smaller tools, maybe pink, and put pictures of flowers and lambies on all of them. &%$$$^%#^^&.

Hope none of the LJettes are reading this….......

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#8 posted 01-04-2010 04:07 AM

probably no more than 500 !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 01-04-2010 06:33 AM

Then…...shhhhhhhhhhhh

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#10 posted 01-04-2010 09:49 PM

that´s what dad´s are on the earth for so the little one´s can borrow the tools and go to papa when they are short on cash ( and said can I borrow ? X nr.of $ and you never see them again I garantie)
so go and make those pink toolboxes with pink tools A S A P there are hollydays araund the corner jim

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#11 posted 01-05-2010 05:50 PM

Dennis
I learned my lesson many years ago about lending tools, you might as well go out and buy a new one and just give them the old one. I have 2 sets of pipe wrenches that I used in Fairbanks, mostly for an irrigation system, but also for some of the old house plumbing. Lent out out my only set of wrenches, and then had to have them for a repair, and the people I lent them to, 6 months before, were on vacation. I bought new wrenches and then about a year later, they returned those wrenches. So now I won’t lend tools…......period. My daughter wasn’t too bad an issue, because it wasn’t a critical item, and I replaced the hammer with a better one. And I don’t mind buying things for my kids. Fortunately, my children are financially stable and don’t need anything from me. And none of them live in Anchorage anymore (-:

Thats an idea for gifts though, special tool boxes for the women who isn’t an LJ, but still on occasion uses a tool.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#12 posted 01-05-2010 07:06 PM

Jim
I now what you meen abaut the tools on that site I just mention the site becourse
the pink word was in the air bey the way have you seen the changeling of a foto in womens cloth
there is one that has a pink bandsaw with flowers on

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#13 posted 01-05-2010 08:05 PM

Jim,
When she asks for a phillips chisel, you’re in trouble!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#14 posted 01-05-2010 09:29 PM

it depend on who comes first the compani or her I´ll bett Jim has ask them years ago to
start develop

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#15 posted 01-06-2010 08:03 PM

I have a set of pink flowery tools in my kitchen drawer. Yes it is my kitchen. The tools aren’t great, but they work wonders when I need a quick hammer or screwdriver, it even has a nice tape measure to match. One day I was going to hang a picture on the wall so I went to my drawer to get the hammer and tape measure (i wanted it centered) and to my suprise the pink flowery tape measure wasn’t there. So I went down to my shop and found another one and got my picture up. A few days later I was out in my husbands shop and my pink flowery tape measure was sitting on his bench. He stole my tape measure even though it was pink and flowery.

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