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I'm thinkin I may be ending up between a rock and a hard place soon, and
I'm lookin for advice, especially from you older fellows who probably went
down the same road.

Here's the situation. It's Labour day. One daughter leaves this morning to
go to college. The wife drives the other off to another college.(I had to
work, so couldn't help)

So, here we are, for the first time in 18 years, "empty nesters".

Will we get along with out the kids? I think so. (actually I know so)

BUT, things can change, right. Possible "scenario"- I'll be wrenching
my MF's evenings in the shop, and she's at home alone with her dogs.
Sooner or later she might imply that me MF's are more important to me
than she is. We start fighting.(possibly)

So here is my question. What to do now?(if it plays out that way)
Do I rush out and buy her a RED tractor, and try to spend some
quality time with her, and create a hobby that is of mutual interest?

OR, do I rush out and buy her a GREEN tractor and make the fighting
worth while?

Ps. There is no pre-nup in place.
 

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LOL. I'd take it easy on the tractor time at least till the newness of the empty home wears off. maybe spend some evenings with her till she finally demands you go to the garage
 

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I don't know why, but women seem to really like the older JD 140 H-3's or the 318 with the power steering. Even my wife (a devout "you aren't getting me on that thing!") was amazed at how easy it was to drive. Some Red, Silver and Black and you might convince her that it is a "rare" MF that almost no one else has. Or you can just leave it Green and start planning your property split now! :ROF
 

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Maybe you could paint one of you Massey's green and save the cost of buying one.
 

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Send her to Bingo 3 nights a week and take her dancing Saturday night. That way you get 3 nights in the shop, she gets quality time with you, and you can make a judgement call on the other 3 nights.

Just in case, is there room for a bed in the shop? :ROF
 

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Looking a the LAGC magazine I see a lot of couples at garden tractor shows and etc, most times with his and her tractors. If she gets interseted enough to drive one and use it, you'll probably be alright. Course it didn't work for me so you might want to disreguard that his& hers idea!!
 

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I've only been married 13 years, so take my advice with that in mind, but I think she should get a part time job. Two kids in college isn't cheap. While she's at work, you can hang out in the shop. Sounds like a win win to me :)

Oh, if this works, let us know, ok?
 

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Lots of good advice there guys.

All is going well so far. We both had a couple days off, and we're both
still alive.

But the unknowing is killing me. I like to have my future carved in stone,
and be certain in which direction I'm heading.

I think I'm gonna stir the fire. I've always wanted to clean up my
one daughter's room. It's a %&#@$% mess.
I think I'll park a dumpster outside the window, and clean it up.
Then I think I'll staple some 6mil vapour barrier to the walls, ceilling, and
floor.
I do need a spray booth, and I will be at home, and not in the shop.
Who knows, the misses may want to take up painting as a hobby.

I'm gonna give this a bit more thought.:thThumbsU
 

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Lots of good advice there guys.

All is going well so far. We both had a couple days off, and we're both
still alive.

But the unknowing is killing me. I like to have my future carved in stone,
and be certain in which direction I'm heading.

I think I'm gonna stir the fire. I've always wanted to clean up my
one daughter's room. It's a %&#@$% mess.
I think I'll park a dumpster outside the window, and clean it up.
Then I think I'll staple some 6mil vapour barrier to the walls, ceilling, and
floor.
I do need a spray booth, and I will be at home, and not in the shop.
Who knows, the misses may want to take up painting as a hobby.

I'm gonna give this a bit more thought.:thThumbsU
Good plan. :00000061:
 
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