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Wife's gone to visit Dad, Home Alone

Old 10-14-20, 07:53 PM
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Wife's gone to visit Dad, Home Alone

So I brought some bikes into the house from the garage.

Makes the house less empty.
Makes me smile.
Is this an illness?

a sample



Maybe I need the security blanket of it all.

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Old 10-14-20, 08:19 PM
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So who's company do you prefer?
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Old 10-14-20, 08:24 PM
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Buddy of mine drug the engine he was rebuilding into the kitchen when the wife was away. Whilst torquing down the head, she walked in. Which alone would have been a problem, but not wanting to lose his place in the sequence he didn't look up or say hello until he finished.

Soon enough he had as much alone time with his engines as he wanted.

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Old 10-14-20, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Bassmanbob View Post
So who's company do you prefer?
They each have their attributes.

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Buddy of mine drug the engine he was rebuilding into the kitchen when the wife was away. Whilst torquing down the head, she walked in. Which alone would have been a problem, but not wanting to lose his place in the sequence he didn't look up or say hello until he finished.
Soon enough he had as much alone time with his engines as he wanted.​
I can reset the house in 10min. And she is 1,000 miles and 2 planes flights of advance notice away.


And By The Way - i do not talk to them.
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Old 10-14-20, 08:38 PM
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Old 10-15-20, 09:54 AM
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it nice to have favorite items closer to ones self. There is no cure for this illness.

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Old 10-15-20, 03:45 PM
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It will be an illness when you start sleeping with them in your bed.
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perfectly normal. It's how we'd live if single
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Doesn't everyone store their bikes in the house? I once had a woman who complained about my bikes being in the house. She woke up to find my Harley parked in the dining room the next day. After that, there was never a mention of my pedal bikes being indoors.
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My living room is full of bikes and tools and repair stands. They're my bona fides, man.

I guess as long as you don't dress the bikes up, and start inventing conversations going on between them, you're OK.
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Old 10-19-20, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
It will be an illness when you start sleeping with them in your bed.

I'm not a Physician or Psychologist (nor have I ever pretended to be either), but I think that would be called a sickness not an illness.
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Old 10-19-20, 05:33 PM
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My first fiancé (took a few times to get it right!) once complained that “you love your bikes more than you love me.”

I did pause to reply.
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Originally Posted by Bassmanbob View Post
So who's company do you prefer?
You've heard the joke, if you lock you wife and dog in the trunk of your car for an hour, which will be happy to see you when you open it?
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Old 10-26-20, 11:09 AM
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I like where you've positioned the different frames with various background colors. I know that must have taken a lot of thought!

The blocks with letters Giro D Italia......Where those left over from kids or grandkids??? Does your wife know they are being used that way?
What's the story on the clock and the "dry sink"? Are they heirlooms???
Who plays the piano? I took lessons for years and had to play recitals with my two sisters sitting on both sides of me on piano bench..........I hated it then but wish I'd take it back up again.
And there is a laundry basket on the stair landing plus unopened mail on the bannister post. Obviously you must have started something but gotten distracted??? I'm guessing it's the bikes' fault???
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Old 10-27-20, 09:16 AM
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My other passion is sailing but a 30 ft. sailboat does not fir in a living room. On the other hand, you can move into a 30 ft. boat but if you want company, better make it a 49 footer.
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Illness? God no.
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Old 10-27-20, 09:26 AM
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I hope it's not an illness. I do the same when my daughter and her mother are away. It allows me to fettle in comfort.
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Old 11-05-20, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by jppe View Post
The blocks with letters Giro D Italia......Where those left over from kids or grandkids??? Does your wife know they are being used that way?
What's the story on the clock and the "dry sink"? Are they heirlooms???
Who plays the piano? I took lessons for years and had to play recitals with my two sisters sitting on both sides of me on piano bench..........I hated it then but wish I'd take it back up again.
And there is a laundry basket on the stair landing plus unopened mail on the bannister post. Obviously you must have started something but gotten distracted??? I'm guessing it's the bikes' fault???
Gosh you are nosy!!!
the blocks are MINE.
the clock - a cheapie from the Sear Roebuck catalogue, about 100 years ago.
Dry sink??? The umbrella stand is an 8" brass shell casing. USNavy issue.
Piano, we all tickle the keys a bit. Me = not very ticklish.
Laundry, mail = OK Little Miss Prattle, it must be the bike's fault.

Voyeurism = check with your local optometrist - it may be an illness for which they have a pillness.


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Old 11-16-20, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
So I brought some bikes into the house from the garage.

Makes the house less empty.
Makes me smile.
Is this an illness?

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Maybe I need the security blanket of it all.
I always keep my bikes in the house. I do work in them in the cubby hole by my bedroom. Bikes and pets should never be left outside!
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Old 12-22-20, 08:52 AM
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There should be a “Show Your Bike in the House” thread.

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