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Offline Ken

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Wife has gone mad
« on: October 25, 2015, 02:54:01 PM »
A couple weeks ago our daughters mentioned that we had accumulated too much stuff.  Told my wife we looked like hoarders.  She's been tossing and giving away stuff ever since.  She seems to not understand that I might need that thingamajig some day.  I'm scared I might be next.  Gotta go here she comes
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Re: Wife has gone mad
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2015, 03:16:46 PM »
Sometimes it is difficult for a wife to understand that there is a difference between your valuable stuff and her junk.   ;D
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2015, 03:24:22 PM »
 :D :D :D
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Re: Wife has gone mad
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2015, 06:35:44 PM »
Same issue here: my wife is a hoarder, whereas I am a collector. ;)
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2015, 06:36:04 PM »
Sometimes it is difficult for a wife to understand that there is a difference between your valuable stuff and her junk.   ;D

Julie just read your reply.  :D :D :D

She still loves you though.  :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Wife has gone mad
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2015, 07:00:47 PM »
My wife has the idea that "we can't throw that away I'll put it in a yard sale or put on Ebay." I don't have any junk, and I don't consider myself a collector. The way I see it, a collector usually buys and sells or trades to make a profit... I am more an accumulator. I'm just here to make a bigger pile.

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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2015, 07:45:14 PM »
Less is best, so some say.
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Re: Wife has gone mad
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2015, 08:28:10 PM »
My problem is I can't remember the price I payed for half the stuff I buy! Some stuff I sell and make a buck and some stuff not!  ;D
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Re: Wife has gone mad
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2015, 08:39:18 PM »
Same issue here: my wife is a hoarder, whereas I am a collector. ;)

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Re: Wife has gone mad
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2015, 08:55:36 PM »
Perhaps your wife is cleaning her nest in preparation for another arrival ;-)
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Re: Wife has gone mad
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2015, 10:18:36 PM »
Between my sisters and mother Garage Sales were a constant event at one house or another.  However each would "find" treasures at the other's sale and continually be buying each others junk.  They would then put it up for sale the next time they had a sale for the others to "discover".  Somehow they kept the sales going without accumulating much new stuff but it was amazing to see them never realize what they were doing.

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Re: Wife has gone mad
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2015, 10:27:40 PM »
When I was still in the Air Force, if I had stuff that hadn't been used in the past 6 months, it was either tossed or put in a yard sale.

Since I've retired and settled down, not so much!   ;D ::)
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Re: Wife has gone mad
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2015, 08:56:45 AM »
Does that mean you had to buy a new artificial Christmas tree and all the ornaments every year?
Me, if I think I'll find a use for it someday, I save it. However when we moved 3 yrs. ago, after 37 years in the same home, it took 4 (20yd) dumpster loads to get rid of stuff that the "someday" hadn't arrived yet. But worry not we've found lots more in 3 years. My biggest problem is knowing where I put it, then I go buy another, only to find the original a few days later.
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Re: Wife has gone mad
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2015, 09:59:09 AM »
My biggest problem is knowing where I put it, then I go buy another.
Try finding it AFTER your better half cleans the garage or shop. >:(
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Re: Wife has gone mad
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2015, 07:30:22 PM »
We don't hoard we inherited.
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Re: Wife has gone mad
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2015, 09:23:58 PM »
When I was still in the Air Force, if I had stuff that hadn't been used in the past 6 months, it was either tossed or put in a yard sale.

I do the same except I use 30 years as the deciding factor.
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Re: Wife has gone mad
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2015, 10:08:18 PM »
Recently found a use for something my fil left when we moved in 20 years ago. Anyone have a use for A jar of 1inch steel balls? ;D  Another treasure he left me.
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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2015, 10:34:20 PM »
The way I haul stuff home I've told my girlfriend that we need to have a yardsale and get rid of some of it. All she heard was the get rid of it part and gave away one of my cars :o After the "conversation" that brought on she has never thought about giving away anything again. ;D

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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2015, 01:06:47 AM »
We have to sign off on the car title here, so that prolly couldn't happen.   ;D
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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2015, 04:11:45 AM »
Well we have a lot of 'stuff' here to. A lot you get when others pass on. And it does not sell for much either even if $1000's of dollars was paid for it and it's like new. We don't have much of a market in this region now like it was 30+ years ago. Those kinds of stores are all gone. These days all we have is junk stores and dollar stores. ::)
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