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Got a little help this weekend...

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by CowboyAndy, Apr 20, 2009.

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  1. CowboyAndy

    CowboyAndy New Member

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    My sister in law and her new boyfriend stopped over wed night to chat for a bit, and we got on the subject of firewood. he says if i need any help he can bring his tractor and trailer to get all the wood i have cut home. i say sure, friday afternoon ill be out there.

    i had noooooooo idea......

    this is his tractor:
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    and this is his trailer:
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    and this is what 2 hours netted us:
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    there is about 7 cords (not including the stacked stuff), and have about 6 more left to bring home.


    I told her that if she breaks up with him im going to kick her ass!

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    SWEEEEEEEEET Deal there!
  3. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    Skip the sister-in-law thing. I think YOU should work up a relationship with this guy! ;-)

    Good days work! Send him my way, please?

    Shari
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Good deal Andy. That will save you much work!
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    Nice, that will save your back. Wonder if he has a splitter attachment for that deer?
  6. mayhem

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    Just line up a dozen rounds and have him bring the edge of the bucket down on top of them...they'll split.

    Plus it woul dbe really cool to watch.
  7. Wood Duck

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    My sister-in-law married a guy who drives a toyota. What good is that to me? Apparently she was selfishly thinking only about herself.
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    If they ever break up, see if you can keep him and get rid of the sister-in-law.
  9. CowboyAndy

    CowboyAndy New Member

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    Now THAT is funny! I would soooo love to do that!


    So i texted my sister in law this morning, told her that if he wants to help again this weekend i would be around. the thing is i dont want the guy to think that i am taking advantage of him. any thoughts on what i might be able to do for him to make it up and show i appriciate it? i thought about a case of beer or something, but he doesnt drink.
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    Can't trust him if he doesn't drink.
  11. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Well if I was a guy and dating a new gal . . . and helping out some relatives by donating my time and equipment . . . I wouldn't mind getting a gift certificate to a nice restaurant (i.e. something fancier than McDonalds) to take out said new gal on a date . . . and/or perhaps a gift certificate to one of my favorite stores (hint: not too many guys would dislike a gift certificate to a hardware store.)

    At the very least make sure you treat the guy to pizza or a decent dinner while he helps you out.

    That said, I wouldn't push too much . . . as you said . . . you wouldn't want the guy feeling as though he was being taken advantage of . . . and you don't want the sister-in-law getting upset with him not spending as much time with her.
  12. Backwoods Savage

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    Andy, the only way to handle that is for you to do some detective work. Simply find out what the guy likes and help him out in that way and that way only.

    Does he have a hobby? Get him some supplies.
    Does he hunt? How about some new hunting clothing or gear, but first, find out which ones he likes.
    Does he fish? Similar to above.
    Does he like movie, restaurants, or maybe a special show is coming to town with a performance by a good singer?
    Maybe he would like something for the home?
    Maybe a grocery certificate at the local grocery store so the whole family can enjoy?
    Maybe a big ham?
    Maybe something for that John Deere?

    The possibilities are endless.
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    Offer to pay for the wedding. Ya gotta lock this guy in!
  14. CowboyAndy

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    I can always count on you guys for great ideas! Im thinking that maybe a gift certificate to a resteraunt and offer to watch my neice for the evening...
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    Fixed. ;)
  16. SolarAndWood

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    If he watched the Deere for an evening, he would be ruined forever.
  17. Hurricane

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    Offer to build a storage barn or carport to store the tractor under in your yard. Get him something to do on Saturdays and have him leave the tractor there.

    The grapple on the bucket must be sweet when moving splits and logs. I could use one of those.
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    Slightly off-topic, but are there any good restaurants up there? I went to HS in Malone, and they could never seem to keep one open... Course that was a few years ago and I haven't seen the place lately.
  19. CowboyAndy

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    No, not really anything beyond "just okay". we usually cross the border and go to the rockburn pub in rockburn quebec... awesome pub food there. most of the time we find ourselves going to plattsburgh to the butcher block, ninety nine or applebees. even in plattsburgh there is nothing extraordinary.
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