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Old 07-29-2009, 11:36 PM   #31
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It's funny how life changes from minute to minute. In the time it took to type my last post to now, all has changed (for the better)
Here's the deal:
It was my wifes turn to get a big purchace of something she wanted. I got a new bike the previous summer. She has been quilting for years and has always taken her work in somewhere to be quilted on those big machines. She has wanted a quilter for several years. Those things start at around $8000.00 and go up. I kept saying "8 grand for a sewing machine?" She would say "Ya but I can also start charging for my work on it. It will pay for itself."
In the mean time I got this funny bug when I came across a local school bus, in January. I just had to have it, it was there and I had some money. I bought it without saying a word to the wife. Out of pure guilt, I have hidden it (in plain sight) for 7 months now. Not to mention some of the outright lies I have told when UPS would drop things off at the door and she was home. Try and explain a 110 gal. water tank on your porch.
Anyway:
She found a barely used machine here locally and took a friend (that owns one)over to look at it. She just called me at work and said she bought the machine for $5400.00 bucks. Her friend said it's in excellent shape and a steal of a deal.
SO, She got her sewing machine and now it's my turn for a toy.
Guess what ...........I think I'll buy a bus
I'll still wait a month or so, and I'm sure the truth will all be told, But I'll have a 12'x3' industrial long arm quilter behind me to back up my story.
Thank you Bus God.
I think Jesus drives a International/wayne/DT466/Allison643, baby!

ALSO: If anyone here trys for a little blackmail, I will deny everything and move to Panama......er Texas.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:46 AM   #32
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SO, She got her sewing machine and now it's my turn for a toy.
Guess what ...........I think I'll buy a bus
I'll still wait a month or so, and I'm sure the truth will all be told, But I'll have a 12'x3' industrial long arm quilter behind me to back up my story.
Thank you Bus God.
I think Jesus drives a International/wayne/DT466/Allison643, baby!

ALSO: If anyone here trys for a little blackmail, I will deny everything and move to Panama......er Texas.


This is priceless. Be sure to keep us updated on how it goes. And I would *STILL* like to see a pic of her face when you tell her/show her the bus.
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:12 AM   #33
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I agree with (OOPS Edit - I meant fernmistress) ... Priceless!

Makes you wonder if she has another "man" that she is attending to when you are out!
Funny how things works out! Some day she is gonna find out about the other "woman"!
HOW do you get away with a 110 gallon tank being delivered to your door with NO QUESTIONS!!?? Thats amazing!

When we talked about buying our bus my wife simply agreed to it?!
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:27 AM   #34
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HOW do you get away with a 110 gallon tank being delivered to your door with NO QUESTIONS!!?? Thats amazing!

* anxiously awaiting the answer to this one, myself *
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Old 07-30-2009, 10:15 AM   #35
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Ok-OK'
110 gal water tank.
I am a captain in the County Sheriff Search & Rescue. The unit purchaced a large Wells Cargo trailer to haul our 4-wheelers and use for a mobile command post. We have been installing cabinets and such for a few months to convert it over. That has been my "fib" to the little lady.
"Whats in that big box?" - "Oh, thats some windows for the search trailer" The same with the water tank. MY BAD

As far as making up the difference in prices of our toys. I'm way ahead. Pretty spoiled. When I do drive it home, I will explain that the expenditure of cash on BOB (bug out bus) is ultimatly for "US". Which in fact it is. - My God, I just told the truth
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:03 AM   #36
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My God, I just told the truth
I think I speak for everyone here when I applaude you for your concern & honesty throughout this entire situation.

Smitty
Smitty, your bust'in my Nads here. I really feel bad for the blatent farce I have been living the past few months. I can't sleep at nights, my bones ache, I have terrible gas pains and I can't see things as well. Wait, maybe that's just age.
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Wow...just make sure she NEVER gets the chance to read this Skoolie post!!!
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:41 AM   #38
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Smitty, your bust'in my Nads here. I really feel bad for the blatent farce I have been living the past few months. I can't sleep at nights, my bones ache, I have terrible gas pains and I can't see things as well. Wait, maybe that's just age.


You guys are cracking me up over here.

Oh, and by the way, I think it was quite clever how you pulled that off.
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:55 PM   #39
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Re: The Bear Den (Bug Out Bus)

Absolutely hilarious... My wife thought it funny too. The same wife who won't let me keep my bus at home yet insists she gets to name it. I want to name it "The Dog House" but she doesn't like that because it is too close to the truth.

Have you ever thought that she actually knows about "Bug out Bus" and is going to continue to purchase high dollar items knowing your guilt is killing you? Pysychological operations at their finest...I wouldn't put it past any wom...person Personally my money is on this scenario. She knows and she is working you over for what she can get.

There was a great point brought up about zombies and off roading. I was going to put skirts and a Nascar style splitter on my bus(for show) but I think I might make them removable and istall brackets on the front that would accept a huge push bar(not kidding).

At any rate...I wish you "a perfect world" Papabear.

ps. I think a quilt that tells this story is definitley in order.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:46 PM   #40
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Have you ever thought that she actually knows about "Bug out Bus" and is going to continue to purchase high dollar items knowing your guilt is killing you? Pysychological operations at their finest...I wouldn't put it past any wom...person Personally my money is on this scenario. She knows and she is working you over for what she can get.
Hmmm...Ya know swhite has a point...husband bought bus...must break bank account....must make him pay...hehehe....
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