Rambling #2: Workshop Eviction Notice (what to do?)

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Blog entry by MtnManMEP posted 02-12-2008 12:55 AM 1815 reads 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 02-12-2008 01:11 AM

I feel your pain, buddy. My partner’s car is in the shop and when it makes it triumphant return home I’ll be in the same situation. It is a 1982 Mercedes that was given to her by her father when he passed away. She agreed on parking the Honda SUV on the driveway, but isn’t as agreeable about the Mercedes. I plan on putting as many things as I can on wheels to make it easier to move stuff around and have prepared myself to back the Mercedes out when I want to work in the “shop” or promise not to do any cutting or “sawdust throwing” with the car inside and can’t be moved due to inclement weather…lol. Beautiful barn, by the way! :)

-- "Creativity is...seeing something that doesn't exist already. You need to find out how you can bring it into being and that way be a playmate with God."

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#2 posted 02-12-2008 01:21 AM

Are you serious? Asking a group of total strangers what is the best way to handle a demanding wife?

Write her a note, she will love the sensitivity, and you will love being forced to drive 116 miles to do something you like but she hasn’t give you permission to do..

This is exactly what all that sensitive BS has gotten you. Be the man or don’t. Just stop whining about it.

-- .

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#3 posted 02-12-2008 01:35 AM

I say make the move, put a bench in the garage (if it will fit) for some mid-week hand tool fun, and head out to the cabin for some good long Saturdays with just you and the wood. As a guy with a 6×8 shop, your barn looks like a dream. I wouldn’t think twice about driving 2 hours just to have a space like that.

-- Eric at

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#4 posted 02-12-2008 01:43 AM

Here’s what we did … when we purchased our home a year ago, my husband was good enough to give me the entire 2 1/2 car garage for a workshop … while his Audi TT coup sat out in the driveway. That lasted about 3 months before he started making noise about the car cover wasn’t really protecting it. So I compromised and said he could have half the garage if I could split it up with a wall down the center. As you all know, the workshop is a haven away from the rest of the world and I thought the wall would at least give me that. Again, this lasted for a little while, but I got kind of tired of having to share my space. So I thought about it awhile and decided that if I wanted my own space, it was going to be HIS idea :)

So, l started buying books and magazines on “The Ultimate Man Garage” ... pretty soon, he was willing to do ANYTHING to give me my own shop, so that he could have the ENTIRE garage. We looked at building one, but I wanted it yesterday. We came across an Amish family that builds garden sheds and their largest a 12×32 would get me by. The best part once we ordered it, we had it on site in 2 weeks. And it cost the same or less than building it myself.

I would hate to drive 2 hours to work in the shop or just get away. But if I had fishing, hunting and the outdoors, outside my shop, I would be in heaven.

Don’t sell the pickup, it’s part of your lifestyle. And it will get you 116 miles down the road to your shop. :)

-- Teri, Kokomo, IN

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#5 posted 02-12-2008 01:44 AM

Maybe the drive is just what you need! We all need our alone time while working our wood. Remember ….turn off the cell phone and enjoy a week of pure bliss….lol. Good Luck!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#6 posted 02-12-2008 01:55 AM

I had a wife like that once.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#7 posted 02-12-2008 02:01 AM

I would move to the barn. It,s nicer then my house.
I turn my house into a shop every winter .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#8 posted 02-12-2008 02:10 AM

well, the picture sure makes #5 look really tempting!
The family could visit on the weekends :)

I’d toss out idea #3 or you might lose the garage, the barn, and the house.

#1 probably won’t sit well either—- “don’t you ever listen to me and my needs?” #2/4 not good…

I’m voting for the “hidden agenda”.... now, just to find out the details!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 02-12-2008 02:31 AM

Whimper – what the heck…

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#10 posted 02-12-2008 04:18 AM

Only one question MtnMan, do you have a bed at the cabin????.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 02-12-2008 04:57 AM

Wow, rough crowd. In order of comments:

DroDave: Am I serious? Of course not, what I say at my house goes….right out the window, or more typically, the back door.

Eric: A bench here and a bench there would bring more grief since I’d have to have duplicate tools.

Teri: The pickup stays. It could be my home someday.

CarverJim: Let me think about that for about 2 hours.

Bob2: Pass. Been down that path before. Not again.

John: Looks can be deceiving. You haven’t seen the inside.

Mrs Debbie: I really think you are onto it with the hidden agenda thing.

BathRick: No whimpering here. I either bark or shut-up. Just ask BroDave.

Grumpy: When the truck’s there, I have a bed in the back of my truck.

The hidden agenda may be the actual solution. Maybe my wife just wants more room in the garage so she can surprise me with a new table saw? The answer is right in front of my sensitive self. Back to the POL with a valentines request. Just skip the last couple of sentences BD.

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#12 posted 02-12-2008 05:18 AM

Since I am on my third marriage, I finnaly learned a few things:

Rule #1- The woman is always right.
Rule #2- If the woman is wrong, refer to rule #1.
Rule #3- If I need an opinion, a woman will give it to me.
Rule #4- The woman reserves the right to change the rules at any time.

Like I said, I am on my third marriage. My wife (pink handcuff girl) told me while we were dating that if and when we got married that there would be NO divorce this time, I would end up with a bullet before a divorce. I have to think she is serious, she is a Deputy Sheriff, carries a 40cal to my 9mm, and shot a 96 to my 88 on the qual range, and she grew up in RURAL Alabama (plenty of place to hide bodies), and some of her best friends are Narcotics Detecives/SWAT team members (I already have been informed by them that I had better not hurt her OR ELSE).


-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#13 posted 02-12-2008 05:37 AM

Just nod and smile. Repeat.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#14 posted 02-12-2008 06:39 AM

Sorry for the suggestions. Why can wifes just leave well enough alone. But then again maybe you could make a larger garage/shop where you are at!

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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dennis mitchell

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#15 posted 02-12-2008 06:46 AM

My guess is whimper with chocolates!

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