A couple of days ago when I was on here going on about Christmas again, I made the following statement.
That was in response to Her Awesomness getting me this brand new HP laptop that I am currently cranking this post out on.
Yeah, well, as Paul Harvey used to say, here’s The Rest Of The Story…
After we went to her folks and opened presents on Christmas Eve, then sat and visited for a few hours, we finally came back home.
As usual, I wound up falling asleep like a tuckered out two year old right here in my recliner with my laptop sitting in my lap.
I woke up at some point and set it down on the floor and went right back to sleep.
What seemed like five minutes later I get woke up by the wife and kid, looking like expectant kids themselves.
I cracked an eye open and she starts saying something about opening presents but my brain is flashing bright red lights and Urgent Messages telling me I gotta pee.
So while she is still talking I pile out of the chair, go to turn right to get past them and get to the bathroom when I trip over something.
I damn near went down but Nature was screaming at me so I just kind of glanced down, see this big fucking box on the floor and yell over my shoulder as I hit the bathroom door asking the wife if she bought me a new Sprite for Christmas?
After taking care of business I come back out to get a better look at what I tripped over and stopped dead in my tracks.
Holy Shit, are you kidding me?
A couple of weeks ago after asking her what she wanted for the third time, she asked me what I wanted.
Harbor Freight Gift Cards dear.
The same as last year.
That ain’t good enough.
So I mentioned a new laptop but then what I had really been wanting occurred to me so I got on Amazon, showed her what I was talking about and sent her a link to it.
Trust me, after finding out I got this laptop I figured there was no way I was getting the other thing so I just wrote it off and figured I’d find a way later.
Remember what I said about her taking it serious?
This is what I tripped over.
I finally got the Sprite moved out and some room to get it open, put together and cleaned up just a little bit ago.
This, is what was in the box.
I am so tickled I still can’t hardly believe it.
She of course has no idea what it is, except that it’s heavy.
Total shipping weight was 68 pounds.
So after I got it cleaned up, put together and set on the drill press table I got the clamp kit out and threw a little demonstration together for her.
I showed her how it works and why I had been wanting one so badly.
I think she gets it but being my wife, she doesn’t really care, as long as I am happy.
Happy is a bit of an understatement actually.
The base is actually a bit longer than the table on the drill press but seeings as they are both of the Asian Persuasion, the drill press being Japanese and the X-Y table is shiny new Chinesium, the mounting slots actually line up enough that I can bolt it down.
Phil’s Temple of Tools has just received a new addition!
I am going to get some heavy flat bar and make some hold down washers for the base and then it will be good to go.
I am a lucky sonofabitch fellas.
Now I’m just waiting to see what the credit card bill is going to look like….
Thankfully I didn’t use mine for anything.