02-12-2016, 07:59 PM
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  • Crag
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  • Menifee, Ca 92586
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Have you ever noticed that you could have something for years and never need it. But the moment you sell or give it away you need it?

I've had that happen three times in a month!

Lol

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 02-12-2016, 08:06 PM
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(02-12-2016, 07:59 PM)Crag Wrote: Have you ever noticed that you could have something for years and never need it. But the moment you sell or give it away you need it?

I've had that happen three times in a month!

Lol

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Need or want?

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 02-12-2016, 11:53 PM
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Part of the reason why one of my spare rooms is stuffed full of, well, crap for the most part Tongue

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 02-13-2016, 06:11 AM
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  • Johnny
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Hans, I have two of those rooms, plus a basement full.

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 02-13-2016, 06:13 AM
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Right there with you. My wife calls me a pack rat due to some things I refuse to part with. Made her eat her words when I finally got to use my new roll of ethernet cable I had stored for over 3 years.  Biggrin
I also like to think outside the box. I'll use things for other projects and such that were not made for it or something. When I'm done it winds up working better than if I bought something meant for it and I saved a little money!

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 02-13-2016, 11:17 AM
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  • kav
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I had a COLLINS Hudsons bay pattern cruising axe, fully tuned two man bucking saw with sharpening tools, wedges and sledge; retained when I sold a extensive logworking toolkit to a young couple homesteading upper Michigan back in the 80s. All sit in the closet; oiled and wrapped in old firehose and leather. My EARTH FIRST! friends freaked when they saw them. Everybody else asked why I kept that stuff in SOCAL?
A huge Valley Oak came crashing down in the night blocking the exit. maintenance finally showed up and said the tree company couldn't come till noon.
People were frantic to go to jobs, appointments- a WEDDING. I pulled out my tools and a neighbor from Washington recognized everything from his childhood. Our ungreatfull neighbors made cracks about needing a chainsaw and we would never make any progress. We bucked a 8' section from the trunk
(7' diameter)  under an hour and used a steel contruction bar as an improvised peavey to roll it free.
leasing agent finally showed up and threatened to sue us for theft  for loading his 3/4 ton PU with firewood for his brother. We told her where to go, as did a stream of neighbors slowly driving out in mass.
My neighbor moved back to WA state and I sold it all to him to buy groceries.

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