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Old 13.02.2011, 20:05
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Old 13.02.2011, 20:24
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Re: Being tolerant of your partner's "toys"

So todays trip has revealed 3 boxes -an amplifer, CD & tape unit by Danon ((for my son I have been informed!!) plus 2 big speakers

Mr S and young Mr S are setting it up now....

SKY - I asked about your Super 8 with splicer - and he does have one --Have to see if I can persuade him to part with it though.........
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Old 13.02.2011, 20:29
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So todays trip has revealed 3 boxes -an amplifer, CD & tape unit by Danon ((for my son I have been informed!!) plus 2 big speakers

Mr S and young Mr S are setting it up now....
That's nice.

BTW, I would say that you deserve something for your tolerance, assuming that you really are being so. After all he is buying stuff for himself already.

Quid pro quo and so forth.
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Old 13.02.2011, 20:31
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My father's wife is often in tears over the state of her home and has given up on cleaning.
I wish my girlfriend would!

At least she can't touch my office, or the garages!

(our secretary just shakes her head in sadness, and my employer just recognizes his youth)

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Old 13.02.2011, 20:35
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All appliances are power tools.
This includes kitchen, washing, and other...
Which reminds me, I need a new food processor, as the last one just died it's final death (even I couldn't fix it this time).

I LOVE replacing the fragile plastic bits with machined aluminum!

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Old 13.02.2011, 20:42
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Re: Being tolerant of your partner's "toys"

st2lemans - I've had numerous fights with him over it. If something happens to him, I will have to sort through all this stuff, I can't just bin it all because of the family things hidden among it. So if your spouse or significant other is being negatively affected by your collecting habits, you may want to consider finding a solution. My dad's wife would have walked out on him long ago if she could afford it. It's really bad, most parts of the house are only accessibly via small pathways among the junk and the garden looks like a war zone. The large cellar is full to the ceiling with old computers and computer screens, garden stuff, boxes, furniture...

So if your partner nags you because of your junk, maybe they have a point.
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Old 13.02.2011, 20:55
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if your partner nags you because of your junk, maybe they have a point.
Never because of the junk, I keep that in my office at work or my garages.!

She's just a cleanliness freak, and I'm not! (must be the Swiss-German blood)

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Old 13.02.2011, 20:56
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Re: Being tolerant of your partner's "toys"

Smackerjack - Congratulations on hitching up with a real bloke. Good to see that young Mr S is getting a decent education already.

Kittster - Good idea about the windows. Thanks for that tip.

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Old 13.02.2011, 21:57
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Which reminds me, I need a new food processor, as the last one just died it's final death (even I couldn't fix it this time).

I LOVE replacing the fragile plastic bits with machined aluminum!

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Old 13.02.2011, 22:31
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To tell you the truth, while reading the title of the thread, especially the quotation marks, I thought of something more kinky.
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Me too! he he ... and I didn't think tolerance came into it
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me too!
Whew! I'm glad I wasn't the only one!


This sounds like my folks:
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My father is a "Messie". He collects old newspapers, is a radio ham and former computer technician. He never throws anything out. So the house is basically a very expensive rubbish tip, even the garden is full of stuff. When he had the windows replaced (some were about three metres wide), the workmen wanted to take them away with them. Oh no, we must keep them, because he wants to build a greenhouse. They have stood in the garden untouched for the last seven years. And on it goes. You can't actually get into some of the rooms. I'd like to just chuck it all out but among all those things are the family photos, some of which I've never seen, just know of.

So basically I'm trying to say - stand your ground before it's too late. My father's wife is often in tears over the state of her home and has given up on cleaning.
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st2lemans - I've had numerous fights with him over it. If something happens to him, I will have to sort through all this stuff, I can't just bin it all because of the family things hidden among it. So if your spouse or significant other is being negatively affected by your collecting habits, you may want to consider finding a solution. My dad's wife would have walked out on him long ago if she could afford it. It's really bad, most parts of the house are only accessibly via small pathways among the junk and the garden looks like a war zone. The large cellar is full to the ceiling with old computers and computer screens, garden stuff, boxes, furniture...

So if your partner nags you because of your junk, maybe they have a point.

Only part of the reason I didn't bring all that I wanted with me was due to finance / airline baggage limitations, the other (and largest) was that I didn't have the time (or the cooperation from my mother) to go through the stuff that is stored in her garage in order to even get to my stuff.

She's finally actually "heard" us kids and realized that something has to be done or else she'll be "trapped" in that house forever. It isn't all her fault either, she AND my father both saved pretty much everything and when my father left her, he left behind most of his stuff (including a very well preserved collection of porn magazines from the 70s - 90s). Add to that the things left behind (willingly or less-so) as each of us moved out and away, her house is in a bit of a state.

Hubby and I had had plans to help clear things up for her until everything went topsy-turvy and I came here instead of he there.


Smackerjack - best of luck with the stuff, hopefully you get something nice (perhaps preferably something which doesn't take up much - if any - space, like a trip away from the clutter ).
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Old 13.02.2011, 22:38
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Re: Being tolerant of your partner's "toys"

i had the simple plan of making one of the rooms in the flat a 'workshop' (aka dumping ground). this keeps everything out of the way (ok, it keeps most of the things out of the way) and defines a limit for expansion.

p.s. i also have an old projector on the bedroom floor. it currently stops my gf from opening the wardrobe properly
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So going down for breakfast this morning - whats in the kitchen - 2 bikes - one in a state of having new spokes.

So back to the bedroom - look under the bed and having to find a shoe which is hidden by - 2 old projectors, old cameras and old vintage hi- fi amplifiers.

Open wardrobe and 3 air rifles clattered down (propped up in the corner)

Down to study to do some workwhilst squeezed into corner - one wall covered in 6 reel to reel old tape recorders and 3 old turntables.

Mr S has gone out today - to another collecters fair

Am I the most tolerant wife??

Do I deserve a super valentine gift?

Please tell me that someone suffers the same.....
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Old 21.02.2011, 18:51
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To tell you the truth, while reading the title of the thread, especially the quotation marks, I thought of something more kinky.
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Re: Being tolerant of your partner's "toys"

SMACKERJACK .... perhaps you can convince him to place his "toys" in the loft and give him a "man drawer" for the rest..... and yes... you deserve a house full of red roses and a candle light dinner...

Here is an example of what I mean....

comedian Michael McIntyre talks about the need of a "man drawer"....

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Old 22.02.2011, 11:47
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Re: Being tolerant of your partner's "toys"

Seams like you got married to my ex.

It totally depends on the toys, if they are toys I like as well then it's cool, if it is motor engine on the middle of my living room - not cool! I also hate-hate-HATE the smell of oil... so smelly objects and cloths are not welcome.

On the other hand, I need a little tolerance as well since there usually isn't any space for my partners shoes in the flat And at the moment I have camera stuff and books just all over the place...
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Old 22.02.2011, 12:06
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Re: Being tolerant of your partner's "toys"

That's why I say - no partner, no problem.
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Old 22.02.2011, 22:02
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Re: Being tolerant of your partner's "toys"

So I show Mr S the thread on the "Beautiful Swiss Sky" and comment on the fantastic pictures.

On the Jura we get fabulous clear night skies with all the constellations visible.

"Ive got something to show you" he says in a rather guilty way...

He then proceeds to drag in what looks like a large wooden coffin

He opens it -and guess what is inside...?

A large 60s refracting telescope - Which he then proceeds to screw, slide and slot together.

It now seems to be 3xtimes the size of the box...
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That's why I say - no partner, no problem.
A former colleague of mine (female) had a different view: happy wife, happy life
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