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A funny real story: Can't hide anything from your wife

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Ralph Bauer

02-19-2013 20:11:49
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Thought I share this real story that recently happened to me: Went to look at a shedded nice JD 25 turtle back 2 Fridays ago with a JD HA-92 engine. All there and engine turning, tank drained, etc. Seller's wife got if from ex-husband in the divorce (?), didn't want to poke around for too many details. Ended up buying it, to be picked up later since I was in a car. Had the original OP for the combine and engine as well and I brought those back with me and into the house, hiding them from my wife. She knows me all too well: when she finds a manual she looks for the equipment in the yard, barn, trailer.... lol (kinda like "when there is smoke there's got to be fire" kind of approach of her).
Well, since I had gotten in after midnight, I was still sleeping in the next morning when I was woken up by my lovely wife waving both manuals in front of my sleepy eyes asking me "what that is?" .....
How did you find them, I asked her to which she replied: Can't you smell them??!!!??.
The seller has horses and apparently kept them near horse meds/rub in the cold barn/tack room. Apparently, the flavor "developed" in the warm house and stung her nose when she got up ... and began looking around....!!!
Will pick her up in 2 or 3 weeks. Will post picks then. The combine, that is. Not the wife....LOL
Guilty as charged, Ralph in OK

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Chester5731

02-25-2013 13:39:43
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 Re: A funny real story: Can't hide anything from your wife in reply to Ralph Bauer, 02-19-2013 20:11:49  
My parents live a half mile away. Any "new" purchases get put in the shed at Mom and Dads place for awhile. When I decide to bring it home I just go and get that piece of equipment that "has been buried in the other shed for a long time".



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Rich'sToys

02-22-2013 06:09:46
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 Re: A funny real story: Can't hide anything from your wife in reply to Ralph Bauer, 02-19-2013 20:11:49  
The solution is for the wife to get a hobby of her own. Mine makes quilts. She has several sewing machines and other equipment, plus yards and yards of fabric worth hundreds of dollars.
We have an agreement--I stay out of her sewing room, and she stays out of my shop! Neither of us asks questions. As long as the bills get paid, we both do our thing and everyone is happy!
This post was edited by Rich'sToys at 06:10:14 02/22/13.

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Kirk Affeldt

02-20-2013 10:25:38
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 Re: A funny real story: Can't hide anything from your wife in reply to Ralph Bauer, 02-19-2013 20:11:49  
That is a good story!! A few weeks ago my wife and I were having a bite to eat with my parents before we were to head off on a short trip to Arizona, when my dad and I were talking and I caught my mom and wife in a discussion about tractors. I knew this was NO good! Then I heard, "When were you planning on telling me?" I guess my mother ratted me out to my wife that I wasn't just talking about buying a tractor, but that the tractor was delivered and in the shed already! I guess the conspiracy of my wife and mother against me has finally happened. I will have to be more aware next time!!

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Ande

02-22-2013 06:09:39
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 Re: A funny real story: Can't hide anything from your wife in reply to Kirk Affeldt, 02-20-2013 10:25:38  
Yes,I would do that sometimes,but eventually I told her everything,not in confession,but love to watch her reaction,I loved when she shook her pretty head,but knew it was the best to let the old dog do his thing
Although there are many guns I have bought,she has no idea,and they go into the gun cabinet!Fun Fun



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1206SWMO

02-20-2013 08:29:19
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 Re: A funny real story: Can't hide anything from your wife in reply to Ralph Bauer, 02-19-2013 20:11:49  
Its hard to fool them...I had a friend that left antique tractors at my place for awhile until he thought things would be OK at home..One W-30 McCormick tractor sat here for quite sometime..



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Ralph Bauer

02-24-2013 08:12:33
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 Re: A funny real story: Can't hide anything from your wife in reply to 1206SWMO, 02-20-2013 08:29:19  
Sounds ohhh sooo familiar. I do tell her most of the time when I go PICK UP a fence-row/barn-find. When she asks me when I got it, I say (truthfully)" ... a while back. Just kept it there for a while". Most of the time though, she does not say much anymore except to " park it away from the house." Neighbors wanting to know when the auction is since I line things up in rows with plenty of space to drive in between......lol.
But this year, I will finish hauling all stuff home and start working on some, also need to improve my place a bit (change grass/cover), shop, etc. Will also sell some small implements after fixing them up. Just not enough time in the day and week. Or daylight (don't like working at night or under the flood lights.)
Ralph in OK.

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casenut1

02-20-2013 07:58:11
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 Re: A funny real story: Can't hide anything from your wife in reply to Ralph Bauer, 02-19-2013 20:11:49  
been there done that.



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RedRoundhead

02-20-2013 04:25:17
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 Re: A funny real story: Can't hide anything from your wife in reply to Ralph Bauer, 02-19-2013 20:11:49  
That story is far too familiar. My wife always knows when I have my eye on something rusty.

Thanks for the story!



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Retired Farmer

02-19-2013 21:38:42
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 Re: A funny real story: Can't hide anything from your wife in reply to Ralph Bauer, 02-19-2013 20:11:49  
Next time put them out in the shop. Had a girlfriend once with a nose like that.



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4020guy

02-19-2013 21:02:57
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 Re: A funny real story: Can't hide anything from your wife in reply to Ralph Bauer, 02-19-2013 20:11:49  
Ralph, kinda like you can run, but you can't hide[from the movie Mad Max The Road Warrior]....Ron



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