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  1. #3276
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    Let me guess ....... shitty mirror back on wall, amirite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    When you get started on an old house you never know where it ends. Once took half a day to hang a picture. Removed a shitty mirror to find it was covering a hole in the wall, with a wiring junction in the stud space with no J box, going to a wall light fixture hard wired with lamp wire in the wall.
    Heh.
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  3. #3278
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    And when I replaced the "Hollywood" lights in the master bath:

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  4. #3279
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    And when I replaced the "Hollywood" lights in the master bath:

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    That looks exactly like my bathroom wall before I covered it in tile.


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  5. #3280
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkhound Odin View Post
    I was able to kick the bathroom remodel down the road about 10 years.
    It became a problem when my sink needed replacement.
    I've been kicking that can down the road 6 years and staying strong

    If you just semi-regularly finish OTHER (much smaller) projects you get free kicks at it. Build the shed, seal the deck, replace the dishwasher, take that tree down, etc

  6. #3281
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Joe View Post
    I've been kicking that can down the road 6 years and staying strong

    If you just semi-regularly finish OTHER (much smaller) projects you get free kicks at it. Build the shed, seal the deck, replace the dishwasher, take that tree down, etc
    For me finishing a project just leads to two more things.

  7. #3282
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    Quote Originally Posted by PB View Post
    Let me guess ....... shitty mirror back on wall, amirite?
    Nah--fake Renoir nude behind the bar.

  8. #3283
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    I love my wife and all, but Jesus Hercules Christ...

    My girlfriend can’t seem to go shopping without looking at everything. If we’re getting more than three things, we hit every aisle. Beware any “quick trip to the store” with her.

    She’s equally annoyed by my apparently random and “inefficient” zigzag approach.

    In other news, she doesn’t love my attention to detail, so prefers it if I just let her paint the walls. I don’t not try and I think I do a fine job…. But apparently I set the level at just the right point to earn a preference without actual scorn or frustration.

    I hate painting.
    focus.

  9. #3284
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    Painting is simple mindless work. I have done shit loads over the years and am not a fan.
    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

  10. #3285
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustonen View Post
    My girlfriend can’t seem to go shopping without looking at everything. If we’re getting more than three things, we hit every aisle. Beware any “quick trip to the store” with her.

    ......
    She sounds like my 95 year old mother.

  11. #3286
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustonen View Post
    My girlfriend can’t seem to go shopping without looking at everything. If we’re getting more than three things, we hit every aisle.
    My wife goes shopping: With a list of three things, she comes home with two of them plus 12 other random things.

    I go acquiring: I get the three things then get a beer on the way home.

  12. #3287
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    My wife: instead of us both going into town for errands let’s go together and that way it will be more efficient…

    Narrator: it never ever is

  13. #3288
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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    My wife: instead of us both going into town for errands let’s go together and that way it will be more efficient…

    Narrator: it never ever is
    When pushed to “let’s both go” I volunteer for solo trip. So much easier.
    “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  14. #3289
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    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    Painting is simple mindless work.
    If that's what you think then you're a shitty painter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahman View Post
    If that's what you think then you're a shitty painter.
    Being a shitty painter is a great way to avoid getting asked to paint things.

    I can do 20/20 exterior painting, but that's about it--looks good from 20 feet or when going by at 20 MPH.

    On the other hand, my wife is generally a better painter (ie three finish looks good even up close) but dislikes bothering with painter's tape or other finicky steps. I make an effort to stay enough ahead that I can at least take switch and outlet covers off, but the outlets still end up with paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    My wife: instead of us both going into town for errands let’s go together and that way it will be more efficient…

    Narrator: it never ever is
    My wife likes to run errands together and then complain that she doesn't get time to do her own stuff later. Yup, I could've taken the kid with me to the dump and you'd have gotten half an hour, but you wanted to come along and then go the long way home.

    Curbside grocery pickup has also been one of the positives coming from the pandemic for me. Her grocery lists usually lack quantity or other specifics, plus she has eight things in her head that she didn't bother to write down. Ordering online means we actually get to sit down and make a proper list, I can easily look at unit price and usually ingredients to figure out what to buy, and we don't end up with a bunch of extra stuff that seemed like a good idea at the time.

    It is, of course, my fault when she decides the day after grocery shopping that she wanted item X that we didn't put on the list.

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  17. #3292
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    I'm a big proponent of the efficiency argument. Why shop together when either one of us could get it done and the other can do something useful. Usually works out pretty well

  18. #3293
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    People here saying that I can volunteer to take over her errands - like I can just go pick out the exact produce she wants and get the exact type of flour she is thinking of - or come up with good alternatives if the item isn’t available

    Or I could get her to run my errands but then it will be a discussion about why we need the things on my list

  19. #3294
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayPowHound View Post
    I'm a big proponent of the efficiency argument. Why shop together when either one of us could get it done and the other can do something useful. Usually works out pretty well
    I hate to agree with you, but ya, that's how we roll. Mostly because I am obsessive about how to load the cart.

  20. #3295
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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    I never understood pedestal sinks. Maybe in the guest bath. But master? Wtf
    Because they don’t allow for the accumulation of junk like a vanity cabinet


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    Just returned from a 2 day bachelor party in Manhattan. Wife already texted me twice during the trip asking about strippers, I changed the subject.

    Now I’m home just waiting for her to ask me. Kind of nervous.

    And obviously yes, there were strippers, and no,I won’t lie, but I’ll tweak the narrative. “I was just following the group, wasn’t my idea….yada yada yada”

    Wish me luck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Core Shot View Post
    I never understood pedestal sinks. Maybe in the guest bath. But master? Wtf
    It gets better - it's the only bathroom. The pedestal sink was there when I bought the house, but the bathroom is small enough that swapping for a vanity could make it a squeeze in there. The joy of old houses!

  23. #3298
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentUnicorn View Post
    Because they don’t allow for the accumulation of junk like a vanity cabinet
    Well... that junk is gonna have to go *somewhere*...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK47bp View Post
    Just returned from a 2 day bachelor party in Manhattan. Wife already texted me twice during the trip asking about strippers, I changed the subject.

    Now I’m home just waiting for her to ask me. Kind of nervous.

    And obviously yes, there were strippers, and no,I won’t lie, but I’ll tweak the narrative. “I was just following the group, wasn’t my idea….yada yada yada”

    Wish me luck.


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    You gotta own it. Yes there were strippers, no I did not sleep with them, make out, etc. blaming it on others just shows weakness, and makes it seem like you did something wrong by looking at strippers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neufox47 View Post
    You gotta own it. Yes there were strippers, no I did not sleep with them, make out, etc. blaming it on others just shows weakness, and makes it seem like you did something wrong by looking at strippers.
    Right. Because all he did was look at the strippers.

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