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    My wife has a sense of humor

    During a dinner conversation, she told me once I retire I will have time to really get serious and get going on projects I promised her.

    So I thought to myself, I only got me a planer and jointer to work with hardwoods back in Nov of 08,(or somewhere about then) so about 2 years ago.

    Then I looked at the list of what I built since then, the past 2 years.
    2 dining room tables
    12 chairs to go with those
    2 buffet/server units
    1 hall table
    2 radiator covers, cut for 2 more, but people backed out
    3 coffee tables
    5 end tables
    1 lingerie cabinet
    1 queen sized bed
    1 dresser
    1 night stand
    1 entertainment/tv unit
    1 vanity
    1 jewelry box with legs
    6 or so decorative boxes(like a watch box, and small jewelry boxes)
    24 or so cutting boards
    At least 24 adirondack chairs the past 2 years, not all were hardwoods, most were pressure treated lumber
    1 small closet unit
    And during this period I re painted my entire downstairs of my home, put up all new molding, took down one wall and built a small handrail/post
    And assited my son with his new home, put up moldings there, assisted with the bedroom floor, painting.


    She thinks Ive been goofing off?
    I had to run my business and deal with myasthenia and the home infusion stuff that ties me up every month.
    This is why I love that woman.
    Last edited by allen levine; 09-15-2010 at 02:32 AM.

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    So Allen whacha gonna do with all your spare time...
    "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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    at first I thought, maybe shes trying to work me to death, and collect my life insurance, but then realized I dont have life insurance anymore.
    I just might get in my car and take a trip for a day, or two, or 8, or 20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    at first I thought, maybe shes trying to work me to death, and collect my life insurance, but then realized I dont have life insurance anymore.
    I just might get in my car and take a trip for a day, or two, or 8, or 20.
    Well Allen, If ya decide to come west there's always a spare bed here for ya. Jan or Feb is a good time for ya to come to Phoenix..
    Last edited by Don Baer; 09-15-2010 at 02:50 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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    And after you swing by Phoenix, Come up here to Reno, I've got more than a few projects I could use some help with!

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    Maybe she was being facetious. As you rattled off that list, all I could think of was a dust rag and a can of Pledge

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    Don't worry, Allen. Once you get the hang of this woodworking stuff, you should be able to actually get a project done every once in a while.

    I get worn out just reading your completed project list. You are indeed Allen Levine the Woodworking Machine.
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    Good golly Allen, just think what you will be able to accomplish once you put your mind to it!!!!
    Jon

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    well allen i vote for a road trip.. to visit some of us that want to see a real superman
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    I'm just wondering...Are you sure the projects were suppose to be woodworking related?

    What she said..." I wish you'd stop leaving your clothes laying around!"

    What he heard..."I want you to build a dresser..."

    What she said..."I wish you'd help out with the dishes!"

    What he heard..."I want you to build me a buffet..."

    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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