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Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:14 pm
by MurphCID
I just gave the Spouse Unit part of her new Christmas gifts; a new Vacuum cleaner! The look I got was priceless, as were her comments on the "gift". After the assembly, I took it for a spin. OMG, I was appalled at what our old (28+) vacuum had NOT gotten up. It was worth every cent at Best Buy today.

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:45 pm
by tenfoot
The Spouse Unit now knows you can user a vacuum cleaner! Look out - you've just been delegated :Thief Cleaner" :D

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:08 pm
by trytip
when my parental-unit used to vacuum they never once thought of aerodynamics or dust particle flow, so any vacuum was a good vacuum. as long as it had one of those round rubber band belts that spun around so fast they created fire with the friction, that's how vacuums are.
can they not eliminate the use of a rubber band in an electrical motor already? :D

ps: although hey give her something else besides a vacuum.

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:12 pm
by Moem
I'm sure she'll love it, especially if it comes with an operator!

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:45 pm
by Portreve
Moem wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:12 pm
I'm sure she'll love it, especially if it comes with an operator!
+1

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:06 pm
by MurphCID
Never fear, she has lots of other gifts coming. Although after almost 31 years it is getting somewhat difficult to pick out the perfect gift.

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:09 pm
by JeremyB
MurphCID wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:06 pm
Never fear, she has lots of other gifts coming. Although after almost 31 years it is getting somewhat difficult to pick out the perfect gift.
You may not live long enough to see her open the other gifts unless you find a nice pair of diamond earrings

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:13 pm
by DAMIEN1307
Hi MurphCID,

You Texans really know how to spoil your wives with Christmas gifts...lol.

Other perfect gift ideas and suggestions just for her, Steam iron and ironing board, no more having to heat the iron on the wood stove, scrub board for washing clothes so she will no longer have to beat the clothes on a rock at the creak, install new hand pump in the kitchen sink so she no longer needs to fetch the water and bucket from outdoors, replace the old ice box with new refridgerator, (they are electric now if you have electricity installed and no longer using the oil lamps)...lol...also new mason jars so she can do much more canning of your favorite foods and preserves...and dont forget the gardening hand tools as stocking stuffers to make her weeding easier in her "victory garden"...lol.

She will love you for all these "labor saving" devices...lol,

DONT take me seriously...lol...im only joking

PS...My family used to own a very old "summer cottage" on "lost Lake" in Groton, Massachusetts that took a very rugged dirt road to get to, that was outfitted just like this when i was a kid, way back when, the other folks around us thought we were getting very modern when we finally got rid of the outhouse for an indoor bathroom...lol

Hopeing you liked the "nostalgia" trip down memory lane through time...lol...DAMIEN

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:26 pm
by AZgl1500
MurphCID wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:06 pm
Never fear, she has lots of other gifts coming. Although after almost 31 years it is getting somewhat difficult to pick out the perfect gift.
that is ever so true....
alas, Spouse Unit is now wearing wings


our daughter is now Queen of the household, and we still have trouble figuring out what to get.....
I have to ask if the Magic Pressure Cooker that I thought would be neat, would meet her approval?

uh, no, she does not want to come home from work, and then have to prepare a meal.....
she uses a Crock Pot, and our Thanksgiving meal was a Pork Roast so tender, it just fell apart.

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:21 pm
by MurphCID
JeremyB wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:09 pm
MurphCID wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:06 pm
Never fear, she has lots of other gifts coming. Although after almost 31 years it is getting somewhat difficult to pick out the perfect gift.
You may not live long enough to see her open the other gifts unless you find a nice pair of diamond earrings
Hey it is better than the Thigh-Master I gave her one year!

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:12 pm
by murray
MurphCID wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:06 pm
Never fear, she has lots of other gifts coming. Although after almost 31 years it is getting somewhat difficult to pick out the perfect gift.
I've always found that pots are most welcome. Especially if they have good copper bottoms.

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:53 pm
by trytip
on the other hand if my wife bought me a shiny new impact drill made completely out of carbon fiber and a tough 7.0 ah battery i wouldn't mind it at all, too bad it doesn't exist. why is it that when you buy your lady a useful item it's not a thoughtful romantic gift?
if i were you i'd definitely give her that vacuum and something precious inside it. i remember i gave my girl at the time long ago a pack of camel cigarettes (he he) even wrapped up in the cellophane, and she hadn't even hurried to open it thinking it really was a pack of cigarettes. you can imagine the phone call i got when she finally needed a smoke and found a nice ring that fit her finger.

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:39 pm
by lsemmens
I gave SWMBO a washing machine box filled with all sorts of stuff one year - a few bricks, lots of old newspaper, and a myriad of other "fillers" before she finally got to the new dress at the bottom.

Another year, we had "gone south" for Christmas so I wrapped up her "present" and left it under the tree at the In-Laws home. On Christmas day she unwraps it and dryly announces "a cook book, thaaanks." To which I replied, "yes dear, look at it", "I did", "Really look at it", after bit of back and fro, she finally cottoned on that it was a cook book for the new Kenwood Chef with all the attachments that she had been hinting for for the previous several months. It was sitting at home under our tree.

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:46 pm
by MurphCID
I also gave her a gift this year that she appreciated: after the biopsy came back positive for the "C" word, they went in, and started cutting, and looks like they got it all. So she gets to have me around for at least another year.

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:53 pm
by deepakdeshp
MurphCID wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:46 pm
I also gave her a gift this year that she appreciated: after the biopsy came back positive for the "C" word, they went in, and started cutting, and looks like they got it all. So she gets to have me around for at least another year.
I wish you a long and healthy life as I know what it means to have your wife coming up with the dreaded C. It was 19 cycles of chemo, using Herceptin and was painfull.

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:01 pm
by MurphCID
deepakdeshp wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:53 pm
MurphCID wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:46 pm
I also gave her a gift this year that she appreciated: after the biopsy came back positive for the "C" word, they went in, and started cutting, and looks like they got it all. So she gets to have me around for at least another year.
I wish you a long and healthy life as I know what it means to have your wife coming up with the dreaded C. It was 19 cycles of chemo, using Herceptin and was painfull.
It was me, not her, if she came up with the "C" word, I would be completely crushed. I am extremely glad your spouse beat it! I could not imagine life without my Spouse-Unit.

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:17 pm
by lsemmens
Context: Wife has been chronically ill for 30 years with many serious ailments.

A few years back she was also diagnosed with the "C" word - our response (which was unexpected by the doctors) was "Ha! We haven't tried that one yet!" Obviously we were being tongue in cheek. We were blessed in that they managed to get it all and no Chemo. That was over 10 years ago and , so far it has not returned.

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:12 pm
by AZgl1500
lsemmens wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:17 pm
Context: Wife has been chronically ill for 30 years with many serious ailments.

A few years back she was also diagnosed with the "C" word - our response (which was unexpected by the doctors) was "Ha! We haven't tried that one yet!" Obviously we were being tongue in cheek. We were blessed in that they managed to get it all and no Chemo. That was over 10 years ago and , so far it has not returned.
happy to hear you and spouse unit are able to enjoy more years.

my wife moved on to greener pastures 1/2017 renal failure, diabetes.
took a year, but I am comfortable knowing she is out of pain now.

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:17 am
by all41
trytip wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:53 pm
on the other hand if my wife bought me a shiny new impact drill made completely out of carbon fiber and a tough 7.0 ah battery i wouldn't mind it at all, too bad it doesn't exist. why is it that when you buy your lady a useful item it's not a thoughtful romantic gift?
if i were you i'd definitely give her that vacuum and something precious inside it. i remember i gave my girl at the time long ago a pack of camel cigarettes (he he) even wrapped up in the cellophane, and she hadn't even hurried to open it thinking it really was a pack of cigarettes. you can imagine the phone call i got when she finally needed a smoke and found a nice ring that fit her finger.
My wife once mentioned the same 'thoughtful romantic gift' scenario so I decided to get her something really nice.
I picked out a set of diamond earrings that I had seen in the window at the mall.
I really worked hard to get them but in the end It didn't work out--the claw dropped them every time. :P

Re: Just gave the Spouse-Unit part of her Christmas gifts

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:24 pm
by Charlie
I miss the good old days when a wife was a wife.