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#1 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted December 25, 2014 - 10:29 PM

Who had the most difficult (Present / Santa Gift / Item) to (install / Setup / Put together) Today?

 

I'll start, Santa brought a "Geo-Dome" and it was a big hit with my 9 YO Grandson, but Santa didn't have time to put it together....... So Pap, and Uncle got that task. Instructions were "in my opinion" very unclear. Mommy came out to help Pap but She put things together backwards and was run off the job site quickly. Uncle came out and with his Geometry degree was able to decipher the instructions. Three hours later, and sore knees and back it was finished. 

 

 

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Posted December 25, 2014 - 10:39 PM

You just had to make a bunch of Chrysler emblems!

I didn't get hit with any assembly this year. Might have to put a ping pong table together this weekend tomorrow though
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Posted December 25, 2014 - 11:02 PM

I didnt have assembly, had to cut a bunch of toys from their packaging tho :D
Good job on the dome. Looks fun.
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Posted December 25, 2014 - 11:53 PM

I didnt have assembly, had to cut a bunch of toys from their packaging tho :D


I hear you. Funny how the guy with the pocket knife is a hero at Christmas gatherings, isn't it?

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Posted December 26, 2014 - 05:04 AM

No assembly challenges here. I just have to listen to RC trucks racing through the house now. 


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Posted December 26, 2014 - 06:56 AM

   Not fair to start a challenge when you already know you are the winner !!!!! :rolling:  MOMMA got me a new toolbox and I need to move the tools from one to the other, does that count ??  nice job on the dome, your boy looks very happy up there. 


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Posted December 26, 2014 - 08:59 AM

   Not fair to start a challenge when you already know you are the winner !!!!! :rolling:  MOMMA got me a new toolbox and I need to move the tools from one to the other, does that count ??  nice job on the dome, your boy looks very happy up there. 

That can be a big job. It's a good time to clean all your tools and sort through all the stuff that ends up at the bottom of the tool box. It's usually bits and pieces from different jobs that bring back memories, good and bad! 


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Posted December 26, 2014 - 09:02 AM

I didnt have assembly, had to cut a bunch of toys from their packaging tho :D
Good job on the dome. Looks fun.

Some of that packaging is tough as nails. My wife got me a big HD pair of scissors for cutting through that heavy plastic. But wouldn't you know it, they were staring at me through that same thick plastic packaging that they were designed to cut. Anyone got an electric chainsaw i can borrow! 



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Posted December 26, 2014 - 09:04 AM

  I always thought when I saw the words on a package containing toys " some assembly required" to be an gross understatement.

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Posted December 26, 2014 - 10:30 AM

We didn't have any assembly this year. I guess we are past that stage at this point. Although the youngest would like another swingset at some point. The dome does look like a bunch of Chrysler logos.


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Posted December 26, 2014 - 05:25 PM

No problems here, but I remember my dad saying the worst words in the world are, "Assembly Required"!



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Posted December 26, 2014 - 10:20 PM

We stick with small presents for the grandkids under five (five this year) and $25 gift cards for the ones over five (19 this year).  Only assembly required is wrapping the presents for younger ones and addressing the envelopes for the older ones.


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Posted December 26, 2014 - 10:24 PM

Alright I got it tonight. Put together the sister in laws ping pong table. What a pain. And I put two of the brackets on backwards so I doesn't fold up right.

Was fun playing some ping pong

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Posted December 26, 2014 - 10:33 PM

We stick with small presents for the grandkids under five (five this year) and $25 gift cards for the ones over five (19 this year).  Only assembly required is wrapping the presents for younger ones and addressing the envelopes for the older ones.

Did better than me, $200 each for the Son and Daughter, $200+ for the Grandson, Wife got what she wanted. and me... A new drill press, 3T floor jack and stands. Not sure about the jack, same type as they use at Discount tire, could lift a Semi with it.

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Posted December 26, 2014 - 10:38 PM

That can be a big job. It's a good time to clean all your tools and sort through all the stuff that ends up at the bottom of the tool box. It's usually bits and pieces from different jobs that bring back memories, good and bad! 

 

The hodgepodge in a toolbox can be very interesting sometimes.  I usually end up finding little tiny parts that I was hunting for that I put in the toolbox so I didn't loose them.... and still lost them right where I put them.

 

I also ended up getting stitches digging through the bottom of one of my old truck toolboxes.  I had a razor blade hiding down there that found my finger in the right place.  :wallbanging:

 

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