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Thread: Just had the following converstation with LOML

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    Just had the following converstation with LOML

    LOML:"How far apart are the studs in the walls"

    Me:"16" on center"

    LOML: "Then should I get a 18" Towel Rack"

    Me: " No, 16""

    LOML: "How about a 24"

    Me: "No either 16 or 32"

    LOML:" But a 16's too small and a 32's too big"

    Me: " Oh the heck with it, I'll use mollys"
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    So, how big is Molly's towel rack?? Yeah, I've had similar conversations with my wife.
    Of course, you could build a nice wooden base that you could mount what ever size towel rack on, and put it in the studs. Better yet, make one from all wood to match where it is being mounted. That would get you some brownie points! Jim.
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    Ive had similar conversations with my wife also, funny you mentioned it, mine go more like this:
    Wifey:I bought a towel rack today, could you go hang it please?
    Me:what size is it?
    Wifey:I dont know. It looked nice, I bought it, I didnt have a tape measure with me to measure it.
    Me:Ok, just wanted to figure out how Im going to mount it.
    Wifey:How bout doing less figuring and more hanging.

    Almost 32 years, when she says something I just say yes, just makes my life easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    Ive had similar conversations with my wife also, funny you mentioned it, mine go more like this:
    Wifey:I bought a towel rack today, could you go hang it please?
    Me:what size is it?
    Wifey:I dont know. It looked nice, I bought it, I didnt have a tape measure with me to measure it.
    Me:Ok, just wanted to figure out how Im going to mount it.
    Wifey:How bout doing less figuring and more hanging.

    Almost 32 years, when she says something I just say yes, just makes my life easier.
    I know we've been married over 36 years so I should know better.
    "Thereís a lot of work being done today that doesnít have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesnít have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    I know we've been married over 36 years so I should know better.
    I figured that out in the first year

    Yes Dear,,( then do it my way)
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    Don, you can at least take comfort in the fact that your wife knows there are things like studs in a wall. Mine has no idea what's going on behind the drywall.

    At our house, it's more like this...

    Her: Look! I bought these pretty plants today!
    Me: Where did you have in mind to put them?
    Her: I dunno. I just liked the way they looked.
    Me: OK fine, where am I digging the holes to plant them?
    Her: Wherever you want.
    Me: Since we have no more exposed soil left in the yard, which plants should I remove to make room for these?
    Her.: [Icy stare]
    Me: Alrighty then...how about right here under the shrub between the two plants you bought last week?
    Her: See? I knew they'd fit somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    Almost 32 years, when she says something I just say yes, just makes my life easier.
    Be very careful. Somewhere in those "yes dear" questions she may slip in the killer. "Does this make my butt look big?" Then all bets are off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    Sometimes in life you just have to ask yourself


    "Do you wanna be right or do you wanna be happy?"

    Ken, good to see you!
    Love that quote!!!!! Could become someone's byline!!!!!
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    If I talked about studs in the wall my wife would think I was talking dirty.
    She caught on to the "yes dear" thing decades ago. So, I just say "whatever you want". She hates that but doesn't have a comeback.

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