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03-15-2014, 10:00 AM - 1 Like   #7591
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Good tools are a treasure. Which is why we hoard our Pentaxes, neh?
I get the keepsake part of your father's tools - that's why I passed along my grandfather's. The girls didn't seem interested.

I've always stretched to buy the best (or at least better) tools available, kept them clean and sharp and after 45 years of this I'm finally ahead of the game. I actually haven't needed to buy a tool to do a job in several years.

I could say the same for lenses but that never seems to work out.

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I've always stretched to buy the best (or at least better) tools available,
I've never regretted buying something that was better quality than what I needed.
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I get the keepsake part of your father's tools - that's why I passed along my grandfather's. The girls didn't seem interested.
More than keepsakes for me, actually. With no brothers, I was the one who often got called to help with some repair or installation or other (much to my mother's chagrin ). So I am probably handier with some tools than many women are. No pretensions about being a mechanic (as my dad was, and as Mr. Orchid is, too), of course, but I do know the diff between an Allen wrench and a box wrench, and what the little switch is for on the ratchet...

But that won't save Tokyo, alas. Still doomed...
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No good for camera repairs, unless I want to smash a Brand X with it...
Mrs. Racer takes exception to that comment.

Brand X

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Good tools are a treasure. Which is why we hoard our Pentaxes, neh?
Exactly!

QuoteOriginally posted by OrchidJulie Quote
No pretensions about being a mechanic (as my dad was, and as Mr. Orchid is, too), of course, but I do know the diff between an Allen wrench and a box wrench, and what the little switch is for on the ratchet...
As it should be.

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Four more to hit 1k.

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OK. Thousand likes. Yahoo...
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Four more to hit 1k.

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OK. Thousand likes. Yahoo...
Is that the only reason you liked my posts?

Or are you saving them to buy a K3?
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OK. Thousand likes. Yahoo...
I feel like I've been used
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I feel like I've been used
Me too...


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...better quality than what I needed.
That's why I'm hanging on to Mrs. jac #2
03-16-2014, 04:29 AM   #7600
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That's why I'm hanging on to Mrs. jac #2
Me, I'm keeping Madame Jean n1 ... and keeping her "in country"; makes life easier J

PS - Remember that ol' Geritol slogan: "My wife, I think I'll keep her" ... too soon for Geritol and a K-3 for the moment.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Is that the only reason you liked my posts?

Or are you saving them to buy a K3?
Yes (don`t tell anyone).

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I feel like I've been used
QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Me too...
It`s for the good of the collective, helps keep hociR away.
And, I did not just blindly like them without first reading your posts.
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Mrs. Racer takes exception to that comment.

Brand X
Apologies! I should have said "Brand N" or "Brand C"... (would you believe too much blood in my caffeine stream? )

Now removing egg from face...
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And, I did not just blindly like them without first reading your posts.
I did! Well, no. I really did read them first. But sometimes, I just gratuitously liked y'all anyway during post-a-thon just because it helped.
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I did! Well, no. I really did read them first. But sometimes, I just gratuitously liked y'all anyway during post-a-thon just because it helped.
I did the same thing but my K3 was sitting on the desk with hociR facing me so my judgement was probably impaired at the time.
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I did! Well, no. I really did read them first. But sometimes, I just gratuitously liked y'all anyway during post-a-thon just because it helped.
I am crushed!! I thought you really liked me!! Oh well back to the bunker! Gotta go inventory my stuff for the hocir end of civilization melt down!
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