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mattyfatz
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 12/27/06

Loc: Boise Idaho
New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent
      #3772264 - 04/27/10 06:18 PM

Oh wifee's gonna blow when she sees what I've just ordered She had to know something was up though.. I could feel her over my shoulder while I was listing stuff on A-Mart,.. while I was collecting boxes and packing foam While I was selling equipment that I was pinning over only a few years ago.
But I ordered it anyway; A Universal Astronomics Double-Star Mount complete with DSC's and the TV sky tour computer
I just hope it shows up while she's out of town. I've been working out though... honing my Ninja skills in preperation of its arrival
I'll just hide all the pointy things in the house, and buy her some flowers... that will cut the butt-chewing down to about an hour


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skybsd
Post Laureate
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Reged: 02/01/08

Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3772305 - 04/27/10 06:36 PM

Hahahahahaaaa

Good luck!

Regards,

skybsd


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Joselo
professor emeritus


Reged: 02/26/08

Loc: Texas
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: skybsd]
      #3772342 - 04/27/10 06:48 PM

maaann.... start packing ... hehehe

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Skylook123
Postmaster
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Reged: 04/30/05

Loc: Tucson, AZ
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: Joselo]
      #3772393 - 04/27/10 07:13 PM

And I suppose she doesn't read Cloudy Nights? You hope?

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JadeSmith
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 07/15/08

Loc: SE Michigan
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: Skylook123]
      #3772505 - 04/27/10 08:28 PM

Quote:

And I suppose she doesn't read Cloudy Nights? You hope?




yeah! what's her user name here on CN??.... we're gonna rat you out!


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richsvt
sage


Reged: 01/09/09

Loc: North Shore of Boston
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: JadeSmith]
      #3772522 - 04/27/10 08:38 PM

I always try to do parallel purchases. I try to make the gift to her as expensive as the piece I purchase. Cuts down on equipment to purchase, but lets me sleep in my bed...

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ewave
Pooh-Bah
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Reged: 05/16/09

Loc: northwest NJ
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: richsvt]
      #3772625 - 04/27/10 09:38 PM

that's why I go those NEAF conventions....by myself....
The CFO won't know what happened.


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7331Peg
Sirius Observer
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Reged: 09/01/08

Loc: North coast of Oregon
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3772944 - 04/28/10 01:52 AM

Do your remember the "for better or worse" part of the wedding ceremony?

Well, just tell her this is for the better.



Lotsa luck, though.

John


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PhilCo126
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Reged: 01/14/05

Loc: coastline of Belgium
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: 7331Peg]
      #3773054 - 04/28/10 06:12 AM

Take care... and warn the mail order guys when they arrive with the mount

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Darenwh
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 05/11/06

Loc: Covington, GA
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #3773099 - 04/28/10 07:37 AM

OOOHHH, YOUR IN TROUBLE NOW!!!

I hope you get a chance to use the mount before she catches you....

Congrats...


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skyjim
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 01/13/07

Loc: Carmel, NY
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: ewave]
      #3773266 - 04/28/10 09:49 AM

Yes thats a great plan and I did this for 2010 and it worked great, just you gotta pay cash no CC's no paper trails .... Just kiddin, heck I was looking at a used C9.25 last night that was used and my wife asked how much a new OTA would cost so I told her and she said dont be so cheap buy a new one , so I gave her a big hug n kissis. Sometimes she amazes me so off a shopping I will go, now if I could get her to say yes to an Atlas mount, oh well I think I'll stop right there .

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Arctic_Eddie
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Reged: 12/30/07

Loc: St. Petersburg, FL
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: skyjim]
      #3773411 - 04/28/10 11:07 AM

Tell her you got something that will help her see stars. That will keep her guessing for awhile.

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phanf4
super member


Reged: 07/31/07

Loc: Over there in Chattanooga
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: Arctic_Eddie]
      #3773576 - 04/28/10 12:40 PM

For me to make a comment one way or another about this would land me in trouble with my wife if she reads this. Have you given any consideration in playing the lotto?? That may have a higher probability of being successful.

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GrassyPond
sage


Reged: 02/06/07

Loc: South Georgia
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: phanf4]
      #3773721 - 04/28/10 01:53 PM

My wife told me to order the CGE Pro 8" yard cannon combo on the last day of NEAF. I am still trying to figure out what it is she wants.

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Darenwh
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 05/11/06

Loc: Covington, GA
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: Arctic_Eddie]
      #3773746 - 04/28/10 02:12 PM

Quote:

Tell her you got something that will help her see stars. That will keep her guessing for awhile.




Bad Idea... Without a doubt she will reveal something that is very heavy that she can use to make you see lots of stars. She will even be happy to show you how it's used...


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wormstar
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 11/23/09

Loc: Central Ct
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: Darenwh]
      #3773809 - 04/28/10 02:56 PM

I buy and sell scopes and mounts so fast my wife gets dizzy-all she sees is boxes coming and going and has no idea what's what-works great!

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johnfdean
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 06/04/06

Loc: southern tip of Illinois
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3773876 - 04/28/10 03:34 PM

Wrong approach. Next time buy her the mount for her birthday.

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bseltzer
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 10/28/07

Loc: East S.F.Bay, CA
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: johnfdean]
      #3773995 - 04/28/10 04:29 PM

I've got a sort of re-cycle program going that has worked OK so far. It goes like this. So long as I can sell one or more of my "old" toys for enough to pay for the "new" one, all is well.

When I run out of marketable old toys, I'm gonna have a problem, but so far, so good.

It also helps that my wife sincerely enjoys observing with me when she feels up to it, and she does take a genuine interest in the images I bring home when she opts not to join me. She couldn't care less about arcseconds or focal ratios or read noise, but being a painter herself, she's enough of an artist to appreciate "pretty pictures" and has enough of an eye to see the differences the "good stuff" makes.

Bottom line, being complete honest about my astro purchases hasn't deprived me of anything significant yet, and it has bought me a level of trust I'd be loath to jeopardize.

Regards,
Bert

Edited by bseltzer (04/28/10 04:40 PM)


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nemo129
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Reged: 01/03/10

Loc: WMass
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3774377 - 04/28/10 08:37 PM

"I'll just hide all the pointy things in the house, and buy her some flowers... "
Jewelry always works better than flowers..it doesn't die and she can always wear it while you are using your mount. As far as the pointy objects..you're on your own there!


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Aircrftr
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 09/29/06

Loc: Claremore OK
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: nemo129]
      #3774584 - 04/28/10 10:57 PM

My Motto....
It's always easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission....


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