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Forum topic by bondogaposis posted 03-03-2012 07:27 PM 1091 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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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

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#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.

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#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

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#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? :)

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

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

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

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#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 !"

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#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

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#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.

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#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

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#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.

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

now your just bragging!

-- San Diego, CA

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#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

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#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

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#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"

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#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

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

A keeper for sure!

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

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