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Old 09-29-2011, 09:07 AM   #43
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You spent 2 hours walking around Home Depot/Lowes looking at stuff.... and not for one second did you think about the house you live in!
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:17 AM   #44
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Though you have NO mechanical skills, you read the forum for HOURS, so you can question your husband on every repair he makes.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:33 AM   #45
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You might be restoring an Airstream if...

You spent the last 20 minutes reading all these posts while waiting for daylight to come so you can go work on the AS..
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:17 AM   #46
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Though you have NO mechanical skills, you read the forum for HOURS, so you can question your husband on every repair he makes.
I resemble that remark!
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:47 AM   #47
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You might be restoring an Airstream
If your wife made you put in a separate shower to use after polishing
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:59 AM   #48
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... if you dream about the day you come OUT of your trailer with coffee in hand instead of going in with it...
If you can't function at work because you're to busy dreaming of the next thing to install! You spend all off your breaks at work searching everything airstream on line. You have to remind yourself on the way home everyday to say hello to the family before starting work on the shiny thing in the driveway!
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:26 AM   #49
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You might be restoring an Airstream if you give your wife/sweetheart a rock guard for Valentine's Day because it sounds sort of jewelry-related.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:00 AM   #50
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If you can't function at work because you're to busy dreaming of the next thing to install! You spend all off your breaks at work searching everything airstream on line. You have to remind yourself on the way home everyday to say hello to the family before starting work on the shiny thing in the driveway!
Only on your breaks? Pft, come on, you can admit the truth. All day long. We're a support group, man. We're here for you. Unless 6:30 to 7am at work counts as a break for me, then I'm guilty.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:47 AM   #51
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… the folks at Tocoma Screw (hardware) know you on a first name basis and insist you bring your Airstream by for show-and-tell.

… your extended family think you died, since you don’t answer your phone and haven’t returned their phone calls.

… your priorities are completely upside down; the things that are most important in life seem to have been forgotten.

… you’ve spent more money on tools in the last year than all other years combined, saying nothing about all the money spent on supplies.

… you are shocked at your bank statement and have to analyze it before the great awakening as to where all that money went. You learn the real lesson of being two-bitted to death!

… you forgot how to relax, and can’t sit still when you have as little as 15 minutes of free time, because there’s got to be something you can do without busting out all those tools.

… you long for the project to be complete, yet continually look for things you can add to the project.

… you have so many ‘favorites’ in your web browse that you can’t remember which gets you to the part you are looking for

… you know exactly how much the price of supplies have gone up, because you had to return to get some more of that, and the price you paid last time was burned into your mind.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:02 AM   #52
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... you have to get a big box to store all the receipts of supplies you bought, and it takes you hours to tally them up so you can tell how much the project has costs to date.

... you realize the project is a labor of love, because there is no way you can recover your cost. So you start telling everyone how much you've learned and how you can use those skills the rest of your life instead of telling them how you can sell once the project is complete and recover the cost of investment.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:04 AM   #53
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... the UPS man knows you by name and offers words of encouragement when he finds you looking down trodden and covered in aluminum-oxide, polishing residue.

... you sneak home when you know your wife is away to launder polishing towels and lambs-wool bonnets.

... you find yourself attributing all your restoration purchases to "Animal Humane Society" in your check register.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:34 AM   #54
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...you consider every camping trip a shakedown cruise so that you can figure out what needs to be worked on next.

...you are eager to get home after a camping trip so that you can begin to work on that next thing.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:47 AM   #55
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Only on your breaks? Pft, come on, you can admit the truth. All day long. We're a support group, man. We're here for you. Unless 6:30 to 7am at work counts as a break for me, then I'm guilty.
OK I will admit it, My name is Doug and I have a problem, my computer is locked on to the airforums and I can't shut it down, please send help fast or just send rivets!
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