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Poor John 12-07-2010 01:30 PM

Poor John's introduction/background
 
I worked in the city's water operations for thirty-three years, retiring several years ago. I'm a navy vet from the Vietnam era and the typical jack of all trades, who would enjoy woodworking more if the wife understood the difference between woodworking and construction.

Over the years I have acquired a well stocked shop that allows me to tackle almost any project/construction project, my wife can dream up and hoping someday to lock myself in the shop and build some of the projects I've had in mind. I have lived in Texas most of my life but, I was born in Pennsylvania where my brother still resides and I say "resides" because you haven't lived until you live in Texas.

I'm looking forward to asking for or reading about everyone's ideas, suggestions, experiences, etc.

Poor John

P.S. Poor John is the nickname given to me by the people that work with my wife after she told them of some of her requests/projects.

DangerMouse 12-07-2010 01:57 PM

Hi and welcome!

DM

DrHicks 12-10-2010 09:59 AM

Welcome, John! Perhaps you need to do like I do - use your hearing loss to your fullest advantage. :)

DangerMouse 12-10-2010 11:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrHicks (Post 549021)
Welcome, John! Perhaps you need to do like I do - use your hearing loss to your fullest advantage. :)

What hearing loss?
I re-read the post 5 times and see nothing about hearing loss....?
Am I missing something? .....again?

DM

DrHicks 12-10-2010 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DangerMouse (Post 549065)
What hearing loss?
I re-read the post 5 times and see nothing about hearing loss....?
Am I missing something? .....again?

DM

Read the "PS" in the original post. Selective hearing loss could work to Poor John's advantage.

PAbugman 12-10-2010 04:22 PM

The hearing loss excuse doesn't work in this day and age of e-mail, texting, im'ing, social networking, etc. Don't forget old-fashioned post-it's, too!

DangerMouse 12-10-2010 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PAbugman (Post 549180)
The hearing loss excuse doesn't work in this day and age of e-mail, texting, im'ing, social networking, etc. Don't forget old-fashioned post-it's, too!

And when none of that works, MY wife just


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