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Thread: The secret to a long marraige is communications

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    The secret to a long marraige is communications

    After almost 37 years of marraige we are fianly able to communicate.
    Well LOML comes out to the shop holding a yard stick with her thumb nail between 3/4 and 7/8".
    She says " I need you to cut me a board this thick"
    to which I replied "Ok 13/16ths, how big "
    She say "about this wide" (holding her hands apart about 3 ".)
    "and about this long". (holding her hands 6 or 7 inches apart).
    Just as she leaving the shop she turns and says make two of em.
    So being the DHIA (dutiful husband I Am (the other side of SWMBO.)) I go over to the scrap bin and pull out a piece of 2x 6 fir a little over 14" long. Rip in at 3 Inches, cross cut it at 7", plane it to 13/16"
    sit down and open an adult beverage, wait the approiate amount of time.
    Go in the house an present the two pieces of fine woodworking to LOML.WALA she says " perfect."
    Comunications is wonderful.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    After almost 37 years of marraige we are fianly able to communicate.
    Well LOML comes out to the shop holding a yard stick with her thumb nail between 3/4 and 7/8".
    She says " I need you to cut me a board this thick"
    to which I replied "Ok 13/16ths, how big "
    She say "about this wide" (holding her hands apart about 3 ".)
    "and about this long". (holding her hands 6 or 7 inches apart).
    Just as she leaving the shop she turns and says make two of em.
    So being the DHIA (dutiful husband I Am (the other side of SWMBO.)) I go over to the scrap bin and pull out a piece of 2x 6 fir a little over 14" long. Rip in at 3 Inches, cross cut it at 7", plane it to 13/16"
    sit down and open an adult beverage, wait the approiate amount of time.
    Go in the house an present the two pieces of fine woodworking to LOML.WALA she says " perfect."
    Comunications is wonderful.
    But what is it for!!!
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    Yes, what was it for? And pictures? Did it really happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    But what is it for!!!
    I don't know ?
    AND I didn't ask cause I'm DHIA
    Last edited by Don Baer; 12-06-2009 at 02:58 AM.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t 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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    Smart man Don. I see why you have been married 37 years

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    Got 42 under my belt, here.... I believe you included three important common features to be considered.

    So being the DHIA (dutiful husband I Am (the other side of SWMBO.))
    sit down and open an adult beverage, wait the approiate amount of time.

    Works for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Simpson View Post
    sit down and open an adult beverage, wait the approiate amount of time.

    Works for me...
    this is probubly the key...
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t 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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    THAT... is why SHE is in PURCHASING and YOU are in ENGINEERING.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    ...
    sit down and open an adult beverage, wait the approiate amount of time.
    Go in the house an present the two pieces of fine woodworking to LOML.WALA she says " perfect."
    Comunications is wonderful.
    That reminds me, I need to get some more beer for the garage fridge!
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    The similarity I find is that you do it at once, same as me.
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