|Forum topic by gamygeezer||posted 02-20-2014 05:48 PM||784 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-20-2014 05:48 PM
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?