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Old 05-06-2018, 06:34 PM
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We had a main drain clog in the basement last night, told the wife I'd take care of it in the AM. I go down today and get rid of the standing water, and see the clog right there in front of me, a guest used too much paper and caused a clog. I put on a glove, remove the obstruction (a bunch of crap literally) and things were flowing again like rides at Disney World!

So I sit in my recliner, grab a cold one (soda) and every minute or so bang on the pipes with a wrench, 30 minutes pass and I re-emerge, she gives me a look of admiration and I not one to lie tell her, "It wasn't all that bad".

Got me a nice lunch today!

So, who else does the same thing on the easy jobs?
Old 05-06-2018, 07:45 PM
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We used to call that gold-bricking in my Navy days. Nowadays, for me, it just takes what it takes. If I have to play games with my wife to get recognition, it may be time for an upgrade.
Old 05-06-2018, 07:50 PM
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My wife has no vision so I will constantly start a project and hear the questions and negative comments only to be followed with pics and video to FB and her mom and dad. My usual comment is, do you pray every day thanking Jesus that you married me.
Old 05-06-2018, 07:51 PM
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too much paper should not plug up a toilet.
now dropping a heavy log that does not bend to go around the corners could
Old 05-06-2018, 09:03 PM
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Well done my faithful son.
Old 05-06-2018, 09:26 PM
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I have no idea what you are talking about. Hit it with the plunger, problem solved.
Old 05-06-2018, 10:55 PM
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I take the opposite approach.

Wife: "XYZ is broken! Can you fix it?"
CR: [flicks cigarillo off the deck] "Absolutely. Bring me a rye on the rocks, gorgeous, I'll be done before the rocks melt."
Wife: [swoons]
[cigarillo sets building on fire]

Also, my entire life is filmed in sepia tones and there are a lot of fedoras. Seriously though, I'm pretty much making bank on living out my life as a caricature of 1940s ideas about masculinity. When there's a problem I need to fix, I like to have my ability to deliver the solution to blow her mind every time.


p8o;'''''''' l,phyn b"""""""""

also this last bit was typed by one of her bunny rabbits because I am on my laptop on the couch, feeding them a brussels sprout one leaf at a time. They go crazy for the brussels sprouts.
Old 05-07-2018, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Jonesy23 View Post
My wife has no vision so I will constantly start a project and hear the questions and negative comments only to be followed with pics and video to FB and her mom and dad. My usual comment is, do you pray every day thanking Jesus that you married me.
I often find myself in a similar situation. It could be fixing something, or cooking a meal, or watching Jeopardy and answering the most inane things. My wife of almost 30 years will say something like "How did you know that?". My usual answer is "Are you new here?". She usually laughs. Usually.
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At my house she does these chores.

Her: Babe the toilet is backed up.

Me: How about getting me a sandwich before you get to that.
Old 05-07-2018, 07:11 AM
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I don’t stick my hand in a toilet and rarely need a plunger to clear a clogged drain. I will flush the toilet 3 Times that will fill the bowl right to the top and 9 Times out of 10 the pressure from that much water will clear the clog. Easy peasy problem solved.
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When I was a heavy equipment mechanic I was the best at electrical problems so whenever they had an issue that the "Chief mechanic" couldn't figure out they would give it to me. I usually had it figured out within the 1st hour but would sit on the job all day. (we got paid hourly). Then a 1/2 hour before quitting time I would drive it out to the ready line.

They never could argue because they were a bunch of dinosaurs that couldn't change a light bulb lol.
Old 05-07-2018, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by BlueRudy View Post
At my house she does these chores.

Her: Babe the toilet is backed up.

Me: How about getting me a sandwich before you get to that.
Same here.

Me: "Have fun."
Old 05-07-2018, 07:41 AM
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Honestly what's the benefit?
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Wife: The so and so is broken
Me: create an estimate of what I think a contractor would charge to fix it. Transfer funds to my boat/spending account. Buy parts and compete repair, what ever is left over goes to the boat/fishing gear.

Example. She wanted new front doors. I saved around $800 doing it myself. $200 went to new tools needed to complete the job, $500 went to a new prop.
Example. Water heater died. I saved around $400 replacing it myself. $350 went to new boat cover.
Old 05-07-2018, 11:06 AM
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I use a plunger
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You dug out someone elses shit. It wasnt that easy.
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I do the same thing and get no recognition. Had some lady guests stay over, then as the last one left stated the shower was draining slowly... grr a whole wigs worth under the drain. Had to take a plunger to a shower drain. Never done that before.
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I think I told this story on here a while back. Our river house was backed up and nothing I did would clear the line so in the septic tank I went with a step ladder. I stuck my arm in the hole past elbow deep and removed this nasty blockage with my hand. I wasnt think and once I did that the whole house emptied on me.
I climbed out and jumped in the river and then had a long hot shower. It was so nasty. I got credit for the job because the girl friend laughed the whole time.
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Word to the wise; grease down the drain plus a whole can of lye makes a soap plug from hell in the pipe.
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Originally Posted by bottomfeeder28 View Post
I think I told this story on here a while back. Our river house was backed up and nothing I did would clear the line so in the septic tank I went with a step ladder. I stuck my arm in the hole past elbow deep and removed this nasty blockage with my hand. I wasnt think and once I did that the whole house emptied on me.
I climbed out and jumped in the river and then had a long hot shower. It was so nasty. I got credit for the job because the girl friend laughed the whole time.
You know, I'm not a rich man by any means but I'd pay the plumber what he was asking long before I'd climb down in septic tank or stick my hand in a pipe. Please tell me you had your mouth closed.

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