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At what point do you take their whinning serious?

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Dave Gibson

02-18-2001 19:51:58




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With tractor two securely in the barn and number 3 being eye'd, my wife say's I love my tractors more than her. When do I take her seriously and slow down on the tractor purchases.




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Andy Martin

02-23-2001 14:16:13




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
At 28 tractors, my wife only says if I would sell some junk I could have a tractor I don't have to work on all the time. But I don't work on any ONE much of the time!



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lee

02-23-2001 13:51:47




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
My wife told me.. NO MORE TRACTORS. I'm hearing her for the time being.. It's mid winter and the Cub's got her stall in the garage.



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scott

02-21-2001 06:34:21




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
after reading this, i was reminded of a reference for all of us men to remember when dealing with women on just about any universal topic.

A man is a person who, if a woman says,
"Never mind, I'll do it myself," lets her.

A woman is a person who, if she says to a man,
"Never mind, I'll do it myself," and he lets her, gets mad.

A man is a person who, if a woman says to him,
"Never mind, I'll do it myself,"
and he lets her and she get mad, says,
"Now what are you mad about?".

A woman is a person who, if she says to a man,
"Never mind, I'll do it myself,"
and he lets her and she get mad, and he says,
"Now what are mad about?" says
"If you don't know I'm not going to tell you."

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Glenn

02-19-2001 19:50:58




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
I guess I've got an advantage in that I am still single. I've got two machines sharing the garage with my Thunderbird, and the only thing keeping me from getting another one is a lack of room. I guess when I do get around to tying the knot, I'll have to get her in on the ground floor - take her to shows and the like. Maybe I can find one that she thinks is "cute", like a Cub or something. Hmmmm . . .

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Bill C

02-20-2001 20:18:27




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 Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Glenn, 02-19-2001 19:50:58  
I took a date to the USAC sprint car races at Eldora Speedway many moons ago,and she thought that a sprint car was cute.?? That was news to me.!!!!!



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JRM

02-19-2001 19:03:05




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
I see we've all discovered what I call the SET Tax. That's spousal equality tax. You get the tractor and the bills, she gets what ever she wants. Seems like a moderately fair trade. You fellas are doing better than me. I buy parts and end up paying tax on a whole tractor. I've got to figure this out, or move to a state with a lower SET rate.



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jiM

02-19-2001 17:29:36




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
Back again, thought this might make a favorable impression on the wife, Wrong. Do not link this discussion to the boss, she thinks the opposite of my original thought - quote " I don't have time for this". Good thing have phone hookup's and power in the tractor barn, I might have just set up a residence with a greasy address. Is there a She woman tractor haters club?

I'll be outside with the red little red haired girl.

jiM

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Paul Shuler

02-19-2001 17:17:53




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
Ive got 3 farmalls,her only request is that I not talk to her about them all the time, and never and I mean never complain about being to wore out to go to the inlaws cause you spent the entire day in the tractor salvage yard or been scraping sludge off a motor all day.



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Bart

02-19-2001 14:20:29




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
Thanks a lot guys. My wife walked into the computer room while I was checking out this forum. She just said sooooooooo that's how it works. Mercy, I think she is going shopping.



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Bart

02-19-2001 14:18:44




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
Thanks a lot guys. My wife walked into the computer room while I was checking out this forum. She just said sooooooooo that's how it works. Mercy, I think she is going shopping.



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Glenn: Uh-oh!

02-19-2001 19:44:53




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 Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Bart, 02-19-2001 14:18:44  
Bart, it sounds like you've been BUSTED!!



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REA

02-19-2001 11:22:54




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
Hi David: My wife said "LETS START A CHRISTMAS CLUB" I am thinking "Oh good, by time to take it out there will be enought to buy that trailer I need to pull my only tractor". ("YOU HAVE TWO TRACTORS"!?) Well anyway my friend and I went looking for a good used trailer and found this great deal on a Farmall C tractor. This guy had it all pulled apart but, it was all there. He was using it to plow snow, and lost interest because he had to buy two timing gears. Well anyway when I got it home my wife was not very happy. She wouldn't speak for about a week, and I almost had to go and sleep in the tractor shed. If it was summer thats where I would have been. If your wife says lets start a Christmas Club, it means get me something with that money period. And I don't think she means a tractor! Just trying to keep you out of trouble. Bob

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steve from mo - well...

02-19-2001 09:29:42




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
Probably like we load-rate bridges, where we drive heavier trucks over them until they collapse then rate for the heaviest truck before the bridge collapsed.

You have to buy one too many tractors and then go back and sell it after she packs herself (or worse, you) and one of you leaves.



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steve from mo - well...

02-19-2001 09:29:10




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
Probably like we load-rate bridges, where we drive heavier trucks over them until they collapse then rate for the heaviest truck before the bridge collapsed.

You have to buy one too many tractors and then go back and sell it after she packs herself (or worse, you) and one of you leaves.



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jiM

02-19-2001 09:04:44




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
Hey fellers, I did it the backhand way my wife got a new Jeep and I got a 60 year old tractor. I don't think the Bama 1/3 - 2/3 principle worked on this one more of a 28:1 ratio.



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Charlie

02-19-2001 09:10:05




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 Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to jiM, 02-19-2001 09:04:44  
I think you did better than you think - 10 years from now the tractor will be 70 years old but the Jeep most likely will be junk.



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Denny Frisk

02-19-2001 07:41:31




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
My Wife & Mom told my Dad & I we can get as many as we want! They just can't be seen from the road. Gotta be in the barn, shed, etc. Dad's changed out 2 of His 4 H/M/Super M Farmalls for Cub's & Cub Cadets. I've added a Cub Cadet but am short of space in the shop so I've got 1 for sale. Pretty well keeps things peaceful on the home front.



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Denny Frisk

02-19-2001 07:39:56




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
My Wife & Mom told my Dad & I we can get as many as we want! They just can't be seen from the road. Gotta be in the barn, shed, etc. Dad's changed out 2 of His 4 H/M/Super M Farmalls for Cub's & Cub Cadets. I've added a Cub Cadet but am short of space in the shop so I've got 1 for sale. Pretty well keeps things peaceful on the home front.



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Charlie

02-19-2001 06:37:37




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
Here are some things I've observed in todays world:

1. A good tractor is easier to find than a good wife
2. A good tractor is cheaper to maintain than a good wife
3. If you are fortunate enough to have a good tractor and a good wife there will be someone trying to take both away from you.
4. It is cheaper to get rid of a bad tractor than a bad wife.
5. A good wife is priceless.
6. A good tractor may be priceless
7. A good wife and lots of good tractors is heaven.

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David A

02-19-2001 06:34:23




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
I get my tractor, she gets new carpet. I'm planning my tractor shed, she's planning a screen porch. Isn't that the way it all works?

Don't misread her question or you'll never win. She says "don't get that tractor". Interpreted; "please don't spend more time with tractors and less with me". I'm no expert, but I find that a happy balance is best for both of us. David



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BTD

02-19-2001 06:11:36




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
My wife and I have a balance. What I spend on tractors she spends on her horses. Plus, some of the needs of the horses gives me an excuse to by implements for the tractor. We sort of feed off of each other's hobbies. I told her recently that she needs a nice old McCormick manure spreader and I have found the perfect Farmall B to pull it!

BTD



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Bill C

02-19-2001 17:03:07




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 Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to BTD, 02-19-2001 06:11:36  
That's a pretty cool trick,I'll have to use it sometime.



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Bama Binder

02-19-2001 05:46:46




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
My wife loves it when I get a new tractor. She KNOWS that she has all the leverage she needs to get what she wants. Example: Last year I got a new tractor, she got a new couch, dining room suite, and a new queen sized bed. Tractor - $950
New furniture - $3600.

As a brief aside, it becomes painfully aparent why tractor collecting is a VERY expensive hobby. You spend 1/3 on the machines and 2/3 on keeping the wife quiet.

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REA

02-19-2001 13:39:40




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 Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Bama Binder, 02-19-2001 05:46:46  
Hi Bama Binder: I hear ya, sounds about right 1/3 for 2/3. Bob



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Bob M

02-19-2001 09:00:38




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 Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Bama Binder, 02-19-2001 05:46:46  
Hey Bama - My experience has been about the same as yours: A Super M 'cost' me a couch and coffee table, the Super H a new queen bed and matching dresser. I'm reasonably confident the next tractor is gonna result in new carpeting. The upside is my wife and daughters are now constantly on the lookout for old red iron!

BTW I've found your observed 1/3 and 2/3 cost split is pretty close too... Bob M

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Bama Binder

02-19-2001 12:56:08




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 Re: Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Bob M, 02-19-2001 09:00:38  
At the risk of extending this thread too much farther, it looks like my next tractor will cost me the price of a new house to go with it...I'm just trying to keep the house price down so I can get my tractor in exchange....and I need a place to put some of my tractors...BB



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Dave Gibson

02-19-2001 14:00:37




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 Re: Re: Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Bama Binder, 02-19-2001 12:56:08  
Bama, It's funny that you should say that. To get tractor 2 I had to agree to a new bathroom. But with our old house and the massive modifications that it would take, it was cheaper in the long run to build a new house and sell the original one. Everything was great in Gibsonville, but I believe I may have hit on the issue. Along with the new house, I had to have a new equipment shed, which was built first. There in lies the mistake. I fully built the shed before I got started on the house..... Hense my wifes concerns.... Some say I have my priorities just about right, others say I screwed up...


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The Red. ROFL!

02-19-2001 06:14:11




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 Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Bama Binder, 02-19-2001 05:46:46  
THAT SOUNDS FAMILIAR!!!!!!!!! Mrs. Red said no more tractors until I get the winderseat built.



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big fred

02-19-2001 06:38:24




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 Re: Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to The Red. ROFL!, 02-19-2001 06:14:11  
But she said that at least one H and a combine ago...



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The Red. HEY

02-19-2001 06:55:45




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 Re: Re: Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to big fred, 02-19-2001 06:38:24  
I ain't got that H no more. :(



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haas

02-19-2001 05:14:04




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
If you are worried about it, it is serious. When you buy your tractor, let her get something she wants too. Last time for me, it was new furniture for the living room. Of course that might mean a little more time between tractor purchases depending on the financial situation.



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Burl in ME

02-19-2001 03:38:03




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
Last summer my wife said "no more tractors till I get my sunroom!". Sure is a nice sunroom. Another sign of the last straw is when you find beer in the fridge, and it isn't your brand!



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Pappy

02-18-2001 21:58:18




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
I never take them serious untill I see some guy who looks like Perry Mason coming down the drive way, with a bunch of papers in his hand.



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REA

02-19-2001 13:47:41




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 Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Pappy, 02-18-2001 21:58:18  
Hey Pappy: I am with you what are we men or mice?
Bob



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Farmer Bob

02-18-2001 21:00:42




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
Dave, A winning solution is when you ALWAYS take the whinning seriously. It's when they give you your pillow and tell you to sleep in the shop with "Those Tractors" that it stops being whinning and becomes serious decision time. I agree with the others about getting her a tractor of her own. Include her in its' rebuild from the first item you remove from the chassis right up to and including the applying of new decals on the new paint job. Funny how "All that work" will be remembered for a long time. Involve her and her tractor in local shows/ parades etc, let her show off "Her" tractor. She won't mind another one following you home as long as you don't sell hers.//FB

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Bill C

02-18-2001 20:29:53




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
Boy o boy,that's a touchy subject!You might have to play that one by ear,you might get wrangled into remodeling the kitchen,or something like that.



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tommyw....... never 11 and still going

02-18-2001 20:54:54




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 Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Bill C, 02-18-2001 20:29:53  
i buy all the tractors i want , i just dont tell her!



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Bama Binder

02-19-2001 08:30:35




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 Re: Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to tommyw....... never 11 and still going, 02-18-2001 20:54:54  
You must have a great hiding place. I was thinking that would be great for me except for the fact that my wife wouldn't see me for weeks at a time...well that might not be so bad...BB



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big fred

02-18-2001 20:17:02




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
When she's right.

Seriously, after I got my second tractor, my wife said, "So, you planning on collecting those things?" I answered, "Is that a problem?" Her response was, "When you get more than 10, we'll talk". I think if I get her one, it better be a dozer.



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George Willer

02-18-2001 20:12:44




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
Dave,
It's early yet. Cubs are up to 7...I H total up to 10...total tractors up to 16. You've got a long way to go, baby! She's just joshing with you. She probably wants you to find one for her.
George



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George Willer

02-18-2001 20:10:38




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 Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Dave Gibson, 02-18-2001 19:51:58  
Dave,
It's early yet. Cubs are up to 7...I H total up to 10...total tractors up to 16. You've got a long way to go, baby! She's just joshing with you. She probably wants you to find one for her.
George



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George

02-19-2001 06:01:33




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 Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to George Willer, 02-18-2001 20:10:38  
I always said to my wife if you want me, you don't have to go to the bar the bowling alley golf course er' what ever, I'll be right here in the tractor shed. she brags to her friends that her man may come in smelling of grease,diesel fuel or paint thinner BUT NEVER of strange purfum they don't make many like her!



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Glenn

02-19-2001 19:42:17




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 Re: Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to George, 02-19-2001 06:01:33  
Wow! You're right, they don't make many wives like her!



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Bill C

02-19-2001 17:13:59




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 Re: Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to George, 02-19-2001 06:01:33  
You know it's gettin bad when she gets on your case about washing your hands for supper,and you already did ,twice!!It happens.



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Paul McD04

02-19-2001 21:47:24




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 Re: Re: Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Bill C, 02-19-2001 17:13:59  
I just open a beer and start singing that song "She thinks my tractors sexy"



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Bill C

02-20-2001 20:13:19




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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: At what point do you take their whinning serious? in reply to Paul McD04, 02-19-2001 21:47:24  
I did that once too,and she said,who's she. Then she laughed pretty hard. I'm pretty shure I lucked out,she's a keeper.



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