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PostPosted: May 7, 2017, 9:10 am 
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Hey JD. How ya'll doin'? I thought you had given up on us Yankees.

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PostPosted: May 8, 2017, 7:51 am 
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Hey JD. How ya'll doin'? I thought you had given up on us Yankees.
Yep, I gave up on y'all Yankees many years ago...
And here lately I've been about to give up on posting to the forum. I seem to have angered the electron-gods of the internet or something. Probably something I said... Can't imagine what?!?!? :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: April 19, 2018, 8:00 am 
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Hey ho..., Chuck...
As you suggested, I got myself a comfy chair and spent a couple of days going through this detailed, informative and entertaining thread. It was like trawling for Atlantic cod, and diving for pearls - both are compliments... Many thanks.
I have one outstanding question - the others were mostly answered by subsequent posts:
For someone who appreciates such neat and polished work, how on earth did your WorkMate get into such an appalling state... :roll:
Hope you will continue to offer your gems on my own pages...
Best wishes, MangPong

PS: One thing I totally didn't understand: What are 'honey-dos'...?


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PostPosted: April 19, 2018, 9:15 am 
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MangPong, Thanks for stopping in. And for saying such kind words. I'll try to respond.

As far as the WorkMate goes, it get used. It gets used a lot. What more can I say? And I got it at a garage sale so it was in well-used condition when I got it. I think it is the original design so it is very old. However, it is but one example of a bigger personal issue that I have. Evidently the shiny bits that I was showing in the pics must have blinded your eyes so you didn't see. If you look beyond the foreground in almost any of my pictures, you will see the real me. My workspace is an embarrassment to say the least. Even more-so while I'm in the middle of a task, any task. At any given time, I will have a minimum of 2 different jobs going on in my garage space. It never gets to the clean state. I don't have enough room to store everything neatly. I generally get things picked up abut 50% of the way before I get started on the next task/project. It is a character flaw of mine that I have learned to accept.

As for the word "honey-do", I don't know if you are trying to be sarcastic, or really don't know. I'll assume that you are really not knowing. Based on your question I'll guess that you are not married, or not married for long. Those of us who are married (We have been married for 44 years now), we know the term, and learned it quickly. It has to do with the 2 primary rules of marriage. Rule number no 1: If mama's not happy, nobody's happy. Rule number 2: See rule number 1.. So getting back to honey-do, honey-do's are those jobs that your spouse mentions need being done. And when you forget, they need to be done the first moment she reminds you that you forgot. Doing that is what allows us to have time for our silly little hobbies.

I hope that answers your questions. :cheers:

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Hi Chuck - thanks for the speedy response, which has been amazing me of late when you guys all have other lives to deal with as well. I bought my WorkMate about 35 years ago and, from about ten feet, it looks almost new - I guess I'm not doing enough work...!
I always check backgrounds (occupational training) and I've seen some unbelievable squalor in which some folk are able to work. Yours just looks busy...
Incidentally... I'm not greatly noted for my sarcasm so I thank you for the benefit of the doubt - and the explanation of 'honey-dos'...
I'm far too old not to have been married for long, but now I get it. In fact I have a development of your two rules: 1, "If mama's not happy, nobody's happy"... and 2, "If nobody's happy, contemplate divorce"... This isn't entirely cynical because I feel the 'honey-dos' need to be performed before anyone can become unhappy. It is very difficult to pull back...
I seem to have spent much of my adult life dealing with the honey, and have thus had no time for the "silly little hobbies" - now, after two marriages and two divorces I'm dedicating my dotage to this hobby - and god help all who sail in her...

At the moment I am trying to collect some bitz together and also to find somewhere to start the build. I either have to find a bigger house, with a garage or space to build one... or find somewhere to rent to create a workshop. I have given myself till the end of June to sort out the premises issue so... I guess by Christmas then... :lol:

Thanks for everything - hope it's warmer up there at the moment. I was in Chicago in January, 1986 - the coldest time of my life - worse than Iceland and Greenland together... and the Twin Cities. I was late for dinner with colleagues one evening, after washing my hair, stepped out of the hotel door... and my damp hair froze to my skull, before I took three paces...! And I never worked out what happened to my eardrums. I vowed never again to live where you need scarves & gloves... :cry:

Take care, MangPong.


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