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02-20-2014 05:48 PM

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I may have mentioned that I added a lot of machines to my shop last spring, summer, and fall with money saved on utility bills due to the extremely mild weather. For example, my September bill was $400 less than this January bill. Over seven months I bought a band saw, table saw, planer, cast iron router table, router, and dust collector. It was a happy, happy time.

While discussing the impact the winter was having on our budget, I made the mistake of bragging to The Warden about my windfall. Yes, I can hear the collective gasp out there. Big mistake.

I may have also mentioned that The Warden runs dogs in agility trials. Passionately. We have about an acre fenced for a “back yard”, but it is really a training field filled with every kind of training gadget. Except tunnels. So I shouldn’t have been surprised when the UPS truck stopped by yesterday and unloaded eleven (11) huge boxes into the garage. I casually asked (you don’t interrogate The Warden) “What’s that?” I got a one-word answer “Tunnels” and The Look that every husband interprets as “You wanna start something?”

I didn’t, of course. I looked up 15 foot competition tunnels on the net. They run about the same as a LN #1 bench plane. Plus shipping.

Serves me right for opening my big mouth.


-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?

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#1 posted 02-20-2014 07:56 PM know, of course, you would have been a ’Hero’ last fall, at the beginning of your ‘Windfall’ with a small contribution to SWMBO and her ‘training field’, ...and then filled out YOUR wish list. ;-)

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 02-20-2014 08:41 PM

I feel your pain

-- Bert

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#3 posted 02-20-2014 08:51 PM

Ken—I have a solution … albeit a rather expensive one … to this sort of domestic issue.

Let’s say I want a tool that costs $250. Rather than get into a big dust-up, I just go to the bank and withdraw $500. I then give SWMBO $250 (unsolicited) and tell her to go buy something nice for herself because she so deserves it for putting up with me. She never notices the new tool, and I got some extra points for being such a thoughtful guy.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 02-20-2014 11:27 PM

Were you at least wearing safety glasses when you told the warden.—-HUGE mistake thanks for sharing.

-- Bill Byron Center MI

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#5 posted 02-20-2014 11:30 PM

I don’t have a Warden. I have a wife. It makes life easier.

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