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Old Yesterday, 07:36 PM   #1
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I love my wife!

So I got an award tonight from Peabody Energy as an Outstanding Educator, not sure on outstanding part but I do teach...But it came with a $1,000! I said to my wifey, lets pay some bills, she said, no you earned it, get some stuff for your BIKES, or hunting stuff!
mmmms so besides some new tires for the WR and Dr, maybe a new seat for the DR. HDB up front for the WR? But there is this sweet .300 win mag at the gun shop I have been drooling on. By the way, did I say my wife is awesome....
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Old Yesterday, 07:45 PM   #2
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So I got an award tonight from Peabody Energy as an Outstanding Educator, not sure on outstanding part but I do teach...But it came with a $1,000! I said to my wifey, lets pay some bills, she said, no you earned it, get some stuff for your BIKES, or hunting stuff!
mmmms so besides some new tires for the WR and Dr, maybe a new seat for the DR. HDB up front for the WR? But there is this sweet .300 win mag at the gun shop I have been drooling on. By the way, did I say my wife is awesome....
Wow, the award is really cool! Congrats, and thanks for being one of the special ones who put out the extra effort it takes to teach, effectively.
No doubt you earned every bit of it. Go enjoy. Take that wife out for a special time together as well. I'm sure she helped too.
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First off...

Congratulations!!!

...to your wife!!!

She is a dear, and defininately a keeper for putting up with the likes of you, and allowing all of us to come around occasionally!

Seriously, congratulations on your award, and enjoy getting to spend "mad money" however you see fit.

I know that the HDB gear is a sound investment, and would be great for many miles and smiles!!!

But, I also have the multiple affliction of firearm lust in addition to my moto habit (and camping gear, and flashlights, and knives, and tools and...)

Cheers mate!!!
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suspension work will pay back the most!
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A worthy award for a worthy recipient! Congrats! A small windfall worthy of both bike parts & guns. Pick your poison!
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Old Yesterday, 08:10 PM   #6
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suspension work will pay back the most!
the suspension is done, front and back on both bikes, So a few farlkes and then dinner for her, or a weekend away, is in the cards also. She is upstairs now working on her AP calc lesson for Friday and needs a break, she is definitely a help in everything I do. Plus she does put up with me allowing hooligans at my house for things like the Dino ride, and to store vehicles at the house when they take off on the COBDR, and while some use my shop , she will sit out there in the shop, have a beer and visit with the ones waiting for the gasket to get fixed...She also allows gives me passes to go to RMAR events, weekends hunting, fishing and in Moab or other fun places, if I haved all my chores done first.... She has put up with me coaching 3 sports for 26 years and gone just about every weekend during the school year. She is a keeper..
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Wow! She let you keep the award that you won?

From the Wikipedia entry: Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.

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Old Yesterday, 08:21 PM   #8
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Wow! She let you keep the award that you won?

From the Wikipedia entry: Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.

But I did offer to pay some bills, extra car payment, house etc... She smiled and so no hunney, you get TOYS! Now I do know that sometime in the future it may come back, BUT I got permission!
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[QUOTE=nwcolorider;25350607]So I got an award tonight from Peabody Energy as an Outstanding Educator, not sure on outstanding part but I do teach...But it came with a $1,000! I said to my wifey, lets pay some bills, she said, no you earned it, get some stuff for your BIKES, or hunting stuff!
mmmms so besides some new tires for the WR and Dr, maybe a new seat for the DR. HDB up front for the WR? But there is this sweet .300 win mag at the gun shop I have been drooling on. By the way, did I say my wife is awesome....:/QUOTE]
Congrats on that prestigious and good paying award. I would go for the .300 win mag. I find that equal amounts of high power shooting smelling gunpowder and bike riding go together like peaches and cream. And here is the one I recommend, since I have two somewhat similar that I reload and shoot 3-4 times a week. What a blast! Savage 110 FCP $992
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Way to go, nwc...congrats. I love motorcycles and motorcycle stuff...but...Mmmmm...300 Win Mag is the only long gun on my lust list at the moment. Antelope at long range...elk on the side of the next mountain...or exploding ISIS/Alqueda pumpkin heads riding in the back of their Toyota Hilux's...300 WM doesn't get any better than that. Hard decision.
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Old Yesterday, 08:46 PM   #11
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Congrats Norm Glad we have some teachers like you in the system. I've got a Win 300 mag, Sweet gun, but boy does it ever hurt my bad shoulder

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Yay Norm! Buy her some flowers then go parts shopping.
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I have a Mathews Zmax solocam you could give a try..........
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So I got an award tonight from Peabody Energy as an Outstanding Educator,
Couldn't have gone to a more worth person. Congrat's Norm!
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