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    Warning Warning Warning

    Ok I have to vent

    Been married almost 35 years

    I have most of my sharping equipment in a clear plastic tote. The wife put it someplace. It has my leather strap in it. Today I found my work sharp Ken Onion with one belt. All other belts are missing. We looked for the tote for three days now. The belts are in an envelope that is missing. She says maybe there in the tote

    She has been hiding things for 34 yrs.

    Now if I could just find my Ruger single six 22 mag cylinder
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    Whatever you do, don't ever let your wife clean your garage, workshop or loading room, especially when you're not there.
    She'll throw away everything that "SHE" thinks is no good or worthless. Don't ask me how I know this.
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    Are you married to my mother? Lol. I tripped over totes for for the first 20 years of my life. Then I moved out. Her garage and my old bedroom are full of them.

    The best use I've found for them besides filling with water for expansion tests. Is using them for sledding if you have a big enough one. You don't even need snow! A good steep grassy slope will do.

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    Ha...a few weeks ago my wife was in my barn with me. I was stacking lead ingots at the time. She said "so that's where you keep all that stuff". I promptly informed her that if I should die...to not just give it away...that there was a few thousand dollars in lead out there. I could see she was completely shocked at the value of the "junk" in my barn. I know when that time comes it won't matter to me what she does with it...but if she can get a good pay off for selling it...that's all the better.

    Its hard to teach her that there is value in some of the "junk" that I have. But then again...I suppose it goes both ways with some of her "junk" too.

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    Oddly enough i always thought my wife would be the cleaner and organizer freak. Nope i am. She will cram random things in places about as bad a 3year old. Ever thing has to have home, i hate searching. I will even label things so i know whats in the drawer.
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    DCP,

    You know it will be in the last place you look.

    I found a pair of shoes last week that I bought 2 pair of 10 years ago that my wife stored for me so when the first pair wore out I would have a second. Well she did a good job like Christmas in July, but I'll keep her around.
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    redhawkO; I'm just terrible at saving money but stock pilling "Junk" comes naturally. As I have no wife, I have instructed my daughter in the use of our Swapping and Selling threads here @ Boolits so when the time comes she will be able to get the junk to a new home where it will be appreciated and score a few dollars to boot. "Stay Tuned" LOL Gp

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    I feel for you. Mine does that too. If we did that to them hoo boy.
    Fact is, I don’t care what she has or what she does with it. Just wish she’d leave mine alone.
    Life is so much better with dogs!

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    You can't train 'em to leave your stuff alone. And you can't train 'em to put it where it goes. But you can train 'em to chuck all your stuff in one spot. I trained mine to pile it on my side of the bed. I have a pretty good success rate. More than half the items she swipes, end up there. No training is flawless. Some of you may do better. Experiment a little.

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    I bet if the replacement comes out of her money the problem would go away.

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    I’ve taken to locking my tool chest when I travel for work. The tools she needs are hanging on the wall, but when she misplaces one, or it’s just not handy, she’ll dig into mine. I don’t care if she uses her screwdriver to pry open a can of paint, or her monkey wrench to bang the daylights out of something, but please stay out of my gunsmithing or woodworking screwdrivers and don’t even think about what you might do with a torque wrench. What goes missing most, tape measures, I’m up to 5 or 6 on her wall, but still she grabs the one from the top drawer of my chest.

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    The 1st month we were married I am working on a broken coffee maker on the kitchen table. I needed a Philips screwdriver. I went downstairs for 3 minutes. I came back upstairs and the coffee makers is gone. Screws and small parts are in three cups in the kitchen cabinets and the coffee maker in a box put away
    LOYALTY ABOVE ALL ELSE, EXCEPT HONOR

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    Most of our 64 years together worked like this. Should the need come to dismantle something with intricate pieces laid out in order on one end of the kitchen table protected with butcher paper, they were never touched by her. Two years ago she lost her electrolytes and memory from being dosed with diuretics. I was assured that she would get back to where she was before but it would take a long time. Now she doesn't quite remember where something belongs and puts it away anyway. I spend a lot of time just looking for things that are presently needed, mostly cooking utensils. At present I am missing a pair of dress shoes and who knows what else. She is beginning to argue a little bit with me and I can tell she is getting better.
    I told my two sons that when we pass to our rewards to to put a roll-off dumpster in the yard and let the girls clean out the shop and the men clean out the house and they would get finished sooner. Of course that would never happen, both boys have learned most of my hobby skills and they need the tools, reloading equipment, etc. Just finished a knife making class for two friends three to four hours each time on Saturday morning at no charge. Some of their (not there)lol friends are finding out and wanting to come to knife making class , but now it will not be free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCP View Post
    The 1st month we were married I am working on a broken coffee maker on the kitchen table. I needed a Philips screwdriver. I went downstairs for 3 minutes. I came back upstairs and the coffee makers is gone. Screws and small parts are in three cups in the kitchen cabinets and the coffee maker in a box put away
    Thats almost like what happened to my brother when we were kids.
    He got a rabbit from the neighbor and on the second or third day he took it out of the hutch to let him hop around the yard. He went to get some pellets for the bunny to eat. He came out of the shed with a contianer of feed the bunny were gone. He asked me where it went and I pointed up into the sky where a hawk was flying off with his bunny in tow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCP View Post
    The 1st month we were married I am working on a broken coffee maker on the kitchen table. I needed a Philips screwdriver. I went downstairs for 3 minutes. I came back upstairs and the coffee makers is gone. Screws and small parts are in three cups in the kitchen cabinets and the coffee maker in a box put away
    That's what we call a warning sign.

    I'm a firm believer that everyone should have their own personal space where NO ONE touches your stuff.
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    What is there in a women's DNA that makes them hate to see a gun magazine on a coffee table more than on day? My sweetheart of 60 years is a house cleaning wonder. Once, a few years ago she was cleaning with the vacuum and decided, without asking me, to clean the screen on my computer's CRT. The next time I turned it on the screen was various shades of purple. Fortunately our daughter had a spare.
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    My wife recently decided she'd toss out some "empty" boxes from my gun room, I still can't find that new AR lower receiver!
    Everything has a place and everything should be in it's place, unfortunately that place is wherever is handy and the thing will fit. Never is anything in the same place twice, after 42 years I've become used to it.
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    What I don't understand (and she has yet to explain) why is it that my reloading manual, a scratch pad with pencil and laptop are "making a mess" of the living room. Her 5 magazines, 4 recipe printed from the internet, kindle, two purses, gym bag, extra shoes, lotion, a tote of dance stuff can take up permanent residency and that isn't a problem?

    I have 3 full length shovels and 2 shorter spades. All purchased with me grumbling if you put it where it can't be found and don't know where that is then it doesn't matter that we own one we don't have one! In this same spirit Harbor Freight free tape measures are all that stands between my good Lufkin and oblivion.

    I think we could well go in the books with a world record for storing batteries in the most possible locations per sq. ft. of house. One plastic bin, they would all fit in that one plastic bin, then I wouldn't have to go buy more while in a drawer with kitchen towels a half pack of them goes bad.

    Stuff of mine goes downstairs in a storage room, in the guest bedroom closet, in the garage, or on the basement loading bench or in that general area. Most of the time in plastic grocery bags so I can't see what is in there. At one time we had a bin in the laundry room, if it was mine and she wanted to move it then it went in that bin. Darn near broke my neck tripping over it when she put it in front of the side door of the garage while straightening the laundry room!

    I explained about the lead being worth money so don't just trash it or take it to the scrap yard if I die. Her response? Well if it is worth money why don't you sell it now? Frankly it is probably a good thing the dog can bark or they would probably starve in whatever closet or drawer she stashed them in. It is the eternal struggle between organized and neat. I want it where I think it belongs (organized) she just wants it out of sight (neat).
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    As a single guy, all I can do is laugh at all the comments in this thread.

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    How many clones of my wife are out there anyway? Sounds like everyone is married to one!
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