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    The "now retired" Old Guy Ed in GA's Avatar
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    Honey, I'm going to remodel the Bathroom...

    If your wife ever says this to you.....

    Run, leave town, go on a three week vacation.

    A woman doing a remodeling job is worse than a woman with PMS!
    "The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?"

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    Says you.
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    Watch it! Some of us are pretty handy.
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix

    Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. - John Lennon


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    I thought "I'm going to go remodel the bathroom" was a warning of a different sort.

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    My wife standard for remodeling is saying we only need a bucket of paint. Then we wind up Ebaying our expendable body parts to finish the job.

    "I'm going to Lowes to buy a bucket of paint."
    6 hours later
    "Let's see the bill, Mrs Buck-o-Paint."
    Thud <sound of jaw hitting the floor>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed in GA View Post
    If your wife ever says this to you.....

    Run, leave town, go on a three week vacation.

    A woman doing a remodeling job is worse than a woman with PMS!
    hmmmppp!!! Holly gives Ed in GA the look. Ya, you know the one.


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    Says you.
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    Watch it! Some of us are pretty handy.
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    Maybe you should drop what you are doing and offer to help.
    You could at least make her a sandwich or hold the flashlight.
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    Not true! I remodeled BF's bathroom over a weekend and he was/is eternally grateful for the change. It went from hole-in-the-wall, ripped heinous border, bright red, to a gorgeous slate gray oasis. I love that bathroom.
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    Oh we're re-doing our kitchen, starting next week.

    $60k.



    (but it's going to be really cool)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vtjim View Post
    Oh we're re-doing our kitchen, starting next week.

    $60k.



    (but it's going to be really cool)
    Kitchens are not cheap. Are you implying that you have no say in the matter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vtjim View Post
    Oh we're re-doing our kitchen, starting next week.

    $60k.



    (but it's going to be really cool)
    My house cost less than that and no it's not a trailer or crack house

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    My house cost less than that and no it's not a trailer or crack house
    You're in Wisconsin. You could buy a 100,000 square foot house for a buck a square foot.
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    It seems the female stereotypes are a big hit . . . .

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    Oh man, remodeling is dangerous. You're right, don't walk, run.

    My wife once said hey can you build some kind of box to cover up the drier vent pipe that runs behind the sink and out the wall in the second bath? No problem I says, how hard can it be? All I had to do to make it meet her desires was:

    • Move the wall of the bathroom out so it encompasses the laundry and bath into one room
    • New tile floor
    • Paint the walls
    • Paint the ceiling
    • Tile the shower stall
    • New toilet
    • New sink and cabinet
    • Build one of those boxes so the laundry is up higher for easy loading
    • Hang a new door on the new wall
    • Build a coat closet in the new wall
    • All new fixtures
    • New heater register
    • New moldings throughout


    Yep, run like hell brother, run like hell.
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    I'm painting the exterior of my ugly house this summer and it won't be cheap. Good thing I have a 15 year old son to help with the massive caulking job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    Administrator CbadRider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Ooh, it's pink!
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    Pwnerer Wordbiker's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Ooh, it's pink!
    Exactly my point.
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    Administrator CbadRider's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Exactly my point.
    None of my tools are pink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Are you kidding me? Man you guys are digging holes. Not all women are helpless with tools/construction/remodeling/repairing house and car and we don't all like pink. If I'm using tools, I want the real thing not some foo-foo pink, made for women crap.
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    There was an excellent episode of Married With Children made about this subject.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    Quote Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride View Post
    Are you kidding me? Man you guys are digging holes. Not all women are helpless with tools/construction/remodeling/repairing house and car and we don't all like pink. If I'm using tools, I want the real thing not some foo-foo pink, made for women crap.
    Apparently there are enough women out there preferring pink that complete toolsets are made for them to purchase....crappy toolsets.

    If they're buying any tool based on color rather than functionality/suitability/durability...then they deserve crappy tools.
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    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Apparently there are enough women out there preferring pink that complete toolsets are made for them to purchase....crappy toolsets.

    If they're buying any tool based on color rather than functionality/suitability/durability...then they deserve crappy tools.
    The women that are concerned about breaking their nails and getting their hands dirty prefer pink crappy tools. I know plenty of guys that can't find the functional end of a ratchet. It's a little sexist to group all women into the incapable, non-mechanical, pink-tool loving category. It has nothing to do with gender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride View Post
    The women that are concerned about breaking their nails and getting their hands dirty prefer pink crappy tools. I know plenty of guys that can't find the functional end of a ratchet. It's a little sexist to group all women into the incapable, non-mechanical, pink-tool loving category. It has nothing to do with gender.
    You're right on all points. My garage is a typical person's mess, with pegboards full of tools, mismatched cabinets full of years of junk from repairs past, funny little containers full of rusting hardware, etc. Some of my friends see it and are amazed at all the toolish stuff, and I'm thinking you mean you don't have a garage brimming with this stuff? A lot of guys wouldn't know what to do with that cute little pink hammer.
    “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
    ― Muhammad Ali

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