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Yesterday Rockler had a major sale at their outlet stores. Here in the Atlanta store they had two items I would like to have, the (now guys before you all tell me that this planer is next to the least desirable I did do my research and found out that is is a Studebaker in a Cadillac market, so I know what I got, but there is a rational here that I am sure many do not understand and that's OK so long as I do), Wilton 1201/2" planer and the Delta JT360 Jointer. The planer was on sale for 99.99 (that is part of the rational) and the jointer for 199.99. Well I knew I would have to be there at 5AM to get in position to buy the planer, However I had a mens bible study in my home at 6:30 so I could not go. Well my wife volunteered to get up at 4AM and go for me. She got there at 5:10 and was number 2 in line!!

Guys the best is yet to come, when they were passing out the tickets for the planer and jjointer, well she called me and asked me if I wanted to get the jointer too!!!! She got both for me, and after taking with different people I knew that both were worth what they were asking. She brought the planer home but we will have to wait to get the jointer (it is a paid for rain check item) and I am willing to wait.

Guys despite what any one might think of what I got, for a guys wife go be willing to do that for him,--well I know what I got!!! We've been married nearly 38 years and this wonderful woman still amazes me!

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It just dosen't get any better than that

You are a very lucky and blessed guy to have such a wonderful wife and the new toys were a bonus to boot. Those will make good tools if tuned properly and you learn to use them to their fullest.

Congrats on all counts of a great day.

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You are a lucky man. My wife is very supportive of my hobby and doesn't ask if I buy something new that she doesn't understand. She knows that sooner or later, that I will makesomething for her she has been hinting at.
However, there is no way on God's Grenen Earth that she would get up at 4 AM and wait in line to get me a new tool.
Good luck with your new toys,
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Not sure she would get up at 4am like that, but when I'm in the shop, she'll come in and start naming the tools. She doesn't use them, but she takes an interest.
Good going on the Wife, and the tools.

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Mine, she doesn't know the difference between a hammer and a nail.

Lucky you, enjoy your new toys
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You & your wife are blessed.
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Jerry, I was going to say that your wife is a keeper, but, since you've been married for 38 years, you already know that.

And, Studebakers were fine cars, just "misunderstood" at the time.

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You are truly blessed,Jerry. As far as my wife, I don't know if she would do that but sometimes she does surprise me. Mine also supports me doing woodworking as I do her sewing. Enjoy your new tools and be safe.
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Jerry that woman is a saint! I don't think I could get the spouse out of bed at noon let alone 4 a.m. to go tool shopping for me. You are both lucky and blessed to have each other

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