I've had my eye on a dust collector, jointer, and planer for quite some time,
and all three went on sale recently. In the case of the planer there was also a
rebate that expired until this past weekend. I was afraid if I didn't jump on
these items they'd jack up the prices and I'd be out of luck. As it happened,
all three were on significant backorders already. So I talked my wife into
letting me order all three with the understanding that they wouldn't ship for
quite a while (and hence we wouldn't be billed for quite a while), and that we
could even cancel them if we decide we can't afford them.
Then yesterday I got word that the dust collector has already shipped. To top
things off, today I got word that the planer will ship within the next week.
Needless to say, my wife is not happy with me. My jointer order is hanging by a
thread now. One misstep and she's going to pull the cord, though I'm assured by
the distributor that they don't expect any until late March. Anyone care to
offer some marital advice on how to handle this delicate situation?
I, for one, need no lessons and/or assistance to infuriate my wife. I'm
quite capable of doing that all by myself. I am so good at it that I now
able to do so without intending to or even knowing that I have.
Enjoy your new toys!
Yeah, go furniture shopping. When she finds something she likes say that
you can build the same thing for less money and/or higher quality using
your new toys. Might even push for another toy depending on how much she
Never had enough $ between us to put in two accounts. When we married, we
became "partners" in life, love _and_ finances. Worked for us for 32
years...so far. We talk over new tool investments as well as what we spend
on new furniture etc. May not work for others but it works for us.
You have to set priorities. Just a few weeks ago, I wanted a new router
bit, but my wife needed to refill the prescription for her heart
medications. Talk about tough choices.
In the end, I figured she makes me breakfast every morning so I got her the
Good call and shows much wisdom on your part. Same applies for doing the
dishes, laundry, taking out the trash, mopping floors, etc. ... gotta take
care of your SWMBO, a good one is expensive to replace.
|"Edwin Pawlowski" wrote in message
|> You have to set priorities. Just a few weeks ago, I wanted a new router|> bit, but my wife needed to refill the prescription for her heart|> medications. Talk about tough choices.
|> In the end, I figured she makes me breakfast every morning so I got her
|Good call and shows much wisdom on your part. Same applies for doing the
|dishes, laundry, taking out the trash, mopping floors, etc. ... gotta take
|care of your SWMBO, a good one is expensive to replace.
Boy, you can say that again. Been there, done that.
On Sat 21 Feb 2004 09:32:37a, email@example.com (Doug Miller) wrote in
SWMBO and I have only been at this for five or six years. We each have a
separate savings and checking plus a "house" checking account so we can
easily see how much we have for toys. I try to put all my tool purchases on
my accounts but sometimes a deal is too good to pass up and she doesn't
mind when I pull some of it out of the house money.
It's a joy to hear her say she feels comfortable with my tool purchases
because it's easy to see I'm looking for the best deal I can find on tools
that are justifiable, ie I'm not throwing money at crap or expensive stuff
I'll hardly ever use. Given that I appear to have a case of arrested
development and at 53 can say I'm probably not going to completely grow up,
it's nice to have that validation. :-)
Especially when I'm about to spend three or four hundred on classes at
Woodcraft between now and mid-May.
Only thing is, now that she knows about the Wreck, she wants a SWMBO t-
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