Need LJ Dating Advice.

  • Advertise with us

« back to Coffee Lounge forum

Forum topic by bondogaposis posted 03-03-2012 07:27 PM 1421 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View bondogaposis's profile


5155 posts in 2592 days

03-03-2012 07:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor question

Ok, here’s the deal, my girlfriend and I met 2 years ago today. I wanted to do something special so I invited her over for a special dinner. Besides woodworking, I like to cook, so I have this great meal planned, so far this is all normal for us. Now for the tricky part, I have been finishing my unfinished basement and she wants to help, tonight. I have also done a ton of repairs and handyman work on her house so she said wants to pay me back and help me with my basement, but tonight?. I am in the process of framing walls, so my question is this, can it be a real date if there are 2×4’s involved?

-- Bondo Gaposis

18 replies so far

View HamS's profile


1834 posts in 2630 days

#1 posted 03-03-2012 07:28 PM

Yep it can be, depends on what you do with the 2×4.

-- Haming it up in the 'bash.

View JJohnston's profile


1622 posts in 3532 days

#2 posted 03-03-2012 08:12 PM

Does she have a sister?

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

View Robert Brown's profile

Robert Brown

151 posts in 2933 days

#3 posted 03-03-2012 08:22 PM

“A date refers to an activity two people share together with the intention of getting to know each other better on a potentially romantic level.”

So what are your intentions? :)

View HorizontalMike's profile


7770 posts in 3155 days

#4 posted 03-03-2012 08:24 PM

Only if that 2×4 is the only wood present… ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

View canadianchips's profile


2616 posts in 3238 days

#5 posted 03-03-2012 08:40 PM

Go for it ! What is the Worst thing that can happen…....basement dosen’t get finished.

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

View Mark Shymanski's profile

Mark Shymanski

5623 posts in 3954 days

#6 posted 03-04-2012 12:07 AM

Go for it. My girlfriend (now my incredible wife) loved doing rennos; its been 10 years, two cities and two homes and we still do rennos as our ‘dates.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

View 489tad's profile


3501 posts in 3253 days

#7 posted 03-04-2012 02:28 AM

Tell her to bring her work clothes and do the basement after Sunday brunch. Enjoy the night!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

View superstretch's profile


1531 posts in 2934 days

#8 posted 03-05-2012 07:07 PM

Some of the best relationship-building times my wife and I have are projects that we start and complete together.. remodeling has been among those projects :)

If you’re both into it, why not?

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

View xwingace's profile


228 posts in 2829 days

#9 posted 03-05-2012 07:26 PM

We should all be as lucky as you, my wife doesn’t even know which end of a hammer to use.

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

View interpim's profile


1170 posts in 3699 days

#10 posted 03-05-2012 08:37 PM

now your just bragging!

-- San Diego, CA

View Nomad62's profile


726 posts in 3199 days

#11 posted 03-06-2012 04:48 PM

I’d see that offer as nothing less than an inquiry as to how well you can hammer or scre…. nah, I just can’t say it.

-- Power tools put us ahead of the monkeys

View DS's profile


3048 posts in 2661 days

#12 posted 03-06-2012 04:59 PM

Is anyone else curious how the date went?

Personally, if she wants to get busy with 2X4’s more power to ya’.
It could be a good experience to work on a project together.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

View CharlieM1958's profile


16281 posts in 4459 days

#13 posted 03-06-2012 06:17 PM

Just don’t let her watch “Silence of the Lambs” before you invite her down to the basement.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View bondogaposis's profile


5155 posts in 2592 days

#14 posted 03-06-2012 06:51 PM

The date went very well. I was pleasantly surprised as I was envisioning that it could easily turn into the date from Hell. We framed a 14’ wall in slightly less than 2 hours. She was very helpful w/o getting in the way. She does not know how much about carpentry or power tools. She did know when I needed help w/ the tape and chalkline and was right there w/o me having to ask. She wrote down measurements so I could cut multiples. She would move the studs from the pile to the sawhorses just as I needed them. She said she helped her Dad a lot when he was building a cabin and that is how she learned what to do. Let me tell you that this dating thing is a mind bender at my age, 64. After losing my dear wife to cancer 4 years ago I felt I was being thrown to the wolves with dating again. I think I may have found a keeper with this one. Here is the wall.

-- Bondo Gaposis

View CharlieM1958's profile


16281 posts in 4459 days

#15 posted 03-06-2012 07:01 PM

A keeper for sure!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

showing 1 through 15 of 18 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics