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Old 06-01-2018, 06:55 PM   #1
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Haha, I've done it! Wifey only agreed to me getting a layout if I built her a new worktop in the kitchen. Little does she know, it's perfect to practice baseboard techniques! I've now built a lovely frame, 600x1500mm (2'x5' in old money), 900mm high (to match the other counters in the kitchen), I'm now just waiting for the plywood to top it off. It's a perfect size and height for a layout, and what does she want it for? Sorting the washing out! (Mind you, she does all the washing, so I shouldn't moan really).

Roll on the 23rd of Jan, I get to go shopping for track, controller, loco and various bits and bobs I need, plus the rest of the wood I need to build my baseboard. I wonder if she'd notice if I just built a layout on her worktop...
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Old 06-01-2018, 07:10 PM   #2
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Maybe you should have a plate glass work surface with the layout underneath!
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I'm confused about why she needs a worktop. That's what an ironing board is for and it saves moving the washing twice.
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Old 06-01-2018, 08:31 PM   #4
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I'm confused about why she needs a worktop. That's what an ironing board is for and it saves moving the washing twice.
To be honest, so am I, but anything for an easy life! Besides, it was good practice for when I build my baseboard in a couple of weeks.
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You two like living dangerously
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Does not sound like harmony dose it.
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Does not sound like harmony dose it.
Honestly John, I'm exaggerating, I'll do anything for her and she's the same to me. In 13 years, we've never had a serious argument. We disagree on things sometimes but we always sit down and talk it through rather than arguing about it. She agreed to my layout in return for a new worktop. Can't say fairer than that really.
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Iíll offer to build SWMBO a washing sorting platform. After 45 years of marriage Iím pretty sure sheíll be delighted and will happily visit me in hospital.
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i am confused about having to ask permission to start/ expand a hobby. I dont remember asking permission to buy a train. or Heather asking permission to buy the new material to quilt. She has her Quilting Room, and i have my train room. I brought my original trains into our marriage, as did she, with her mothers sewing machine. I suppose, if we had had neither, when first married, we might have discussed makes/models, but sought permission, i think not. changing times. john
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I do not think it is asking permission, it seems to me that posts in this thread are tongue in cheek.
Saying that it does make life easier if agreement before the fact rather than apologies after.
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