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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 908 days ago

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

-- My mother named me Hamilton, I have been trying to earn my nickname ever since.

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#2 posted 908 days ago

Does she have a sister?

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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#3 posted 908 days ago

“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 908 days ago

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

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

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#5 posted 908 days ago

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 908 days ago

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 908 days ago

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 907 days ago

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 906 days ago

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 906 days ago

now your just bragging!

-- San Diego, CA

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#11 posted 906 days ago

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 906 days ago

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 906 days ago

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 906 days ago

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 906 days ago

A keeper for sure!

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

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