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This is Why My Wife Threatens to Divorce Me...


By 850mph

75 days ago



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    #1 75 days ago

    ... And the Fire Department threatens to issue citation for obstructed access...

    Attached Pix is front hallway of my house which leads to kitchen and stairs to top floor.

    Gigi, Gottlieb 1963
    Slick Chick, Gottlieb 1963
    World Fair, Gottlieb 1964
    Central Park, Gottlieb 1966

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    #2 75 days ago

    Hopefully there is another way around them to get to the kitchen. . . . or you and the wife are really skinny. Then there should be no problem.

    #3 75 days ago

    Yeah ... well, I can kind of see why she might be upset.

    #4 75 days ago

    You will likely have more fun with those pins than your wife depending on how long you have been married.

    #5 75 days ago

    There must be a better way.

    #6 75 days ago

    Problem is....

    When I was 30, I could move these puppies by myself with a good hand truck.

    Up floors, down floors, into basement, across the town to friends place... used to be no problem.

    Now, at 50+, its tough to lift even the empty hand truck.

    Ugh.

    #7 75 days ago

    Buy a shed.

    #8 75 days ago

    Yeah.... Its never been about the COST TO OWN in DOLLARS...

    ... But the COST TO OWN in MUSCLE FATIGUE.

    I may switch to baseball cards.

    What do "sane people" collect these days?

    #9 75 days ago

    Keep your wife happy and sell to me!!

    #10 75 days ago

    I hear Bernie Babies are coming back!

    #11 75 days ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Keep your wife happy and sell to me!!

    You want to buy the wife? Or pinball machines?

    #12 75 days ago

    My wife threatens to divorce me weekly.

    #13 75 days ago
    Quoted from 850mph:

    Problem is....
    When I was 30, I could move these puppies by myself with a good hand truck.
    Up floors, down floors, into basement, across the town to friends place... used to be no problem.
    Now, at 50+, its tough to lift even the empty hand truck.
    Ugh.

    LOL,
    Dude, when you get to your 60's it does not get easier . After moving Hobbit and JJP POTC, I thought my EM is a piece of cake.
    I am now factoring moving games into my buy/sell decisions. My advice "out of site out of mind". Get them outta there and only buy one at a time. Be safe.

    #14 75 days ago
    Quoted from LukyDuck:

    You want to buy the wife? Or pinball machines?

    LOL

    #15 75 days ago

    She's bluffing!

    #16 75 days ago

    Says the person who owns one pin.

    #17 75 days ago
    Quoted from 850mph:

    Yeah.... Its never been about the COST TO OWN in DOLLARS...
    ... But the COST TO OWN in MUSCLE FATIGUE.
    I may switch to baseball cards.
    What do "sane people" collect these days?

    Most of my decisions on pin buying nowadays come down to the physical labor involved. No stairs, no excessive driving, how many friends available to help me, etc.

    #18 75 days ago

    One word; Escalara, especially if you have to go up and down stairs. I'm lucky in that I don't have to contend with stairs anymore but at my previous house I did. Every time I had to move a game I swore that I'd break down and buy one.

    Nice batch of games too!

    #19 75 days ago
    Quoted from robertmee:

    Most of my decisions on pin buying nowadays come down to the physical labor involved. No stairs, no excessive driving, how many friends available to help me, etc.

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    #20 75 days ago
    Quoted from mjsbowl:

    Says the person who owns one pin.

    OOOooooo you got me there!

    #21 75 days ago

    Why aren’t they set up and being played?

    #22 75 days ago

    Yeah, thinking the same thing. She is mad because they are folded and not set up.

    #23 75 days ago

    Well, if he does not post on pinside in 24 hours! Someone should go check on him. And look inside that pin!

    You should her and bring her something she loves.

    #24 75 days ago

    Well, LIFE happens, at least it did to me...

    Started buying pins in 1995 after visiting Kevin Mchugh's basement-- (Classic Pinball, Clifton NJ)

    EVERYONE knew Kevin back then... I don't know about now... as Ive been out of the loop for a while.

    Life:

    In 1999 I had a 3000+ sqft home in Brooklyn with a 1000 sqft basement and 20 Pins, NO wife.

    In 2000 the Stock Market Crashes (ouch $!), and pins go into mothballs in NJ for 12 years.

    In 2012 I have a 3000+ sqft home with 1000 sqft unfinished basement AND a wife who doesn't like MULTIPLE machines around.

    In 2019 I START to refinish basement (excavation, new plumbing new electric.)

    And Hopefully:

    In 2020 wife will STOP threatening to DIVORCE me when machines get moved to basement.

    #25 75 days ago
    Quoted from 850mph:

    Well, LIFE happens, at least it did to me...
    Started buying pins in 1995 after visiting Kevin Mchugh's basement-- (Classic Pinball, Clifton NJ)
    EVERYONE knew Kevin back then... I don't know about now... as Ive been out of the loop for a while.
    Life:
    In 1999 I had a 3000+ sqft home in Brooklyn with a 1000 sqft basement and 20 Pins, NO wife.
    In 2000 the Stock Market Crashes (ouch $!), and pins go into mothballs in NJ for 12 years.
    In 2012 I have a 3000+ sqft home with 1000 sqft unfinished basement AND a wife who doesn't like MULTIPLE machines around.
    In 2019 I START to refinish basement (excavation, new plumbing new electric.)
    And Hopefully:
    In 2020 wife will STOP threatening to DIVORCE me when machines get moved to basement.

    Sounds perfect to me.

    If you had the pins before wife, then she married you knowing you had them and should except the compromise. She should not expect you to get rid of them.

    #26 75 days ago

    A women that doesn't let you pursue your passions ain't worth having.

    #27 75 days ago
    Quoted from LukyDuck:

    I hear Bernie Babies are coming back!

    Lol @ Bernie Babies...

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    #28 75 days ago
    Quoted from TechnicalSteam:

    A women that doesn't let you pursue your passions ain't worth having.

    The passion of storing pinball machines in the hallway?

    #29 75 days ago
    Quoted from 850mph:

    ... And the Fire Department threatens to issue citation for obstructed access...
    Attached Pix is front hallway of my house which leads to kitchen and stairs to top floor.
    Gigi, Gottlieb 1963
    Slick Chick, Gottlieb 1963
    World Fair, Gottlieb 1964
    Central Park, Gottlieb 1966[quoted image]

    I would be upset too!! They aren't set up to play!!!

    #30 75 days ago

    If I had floors like that, I’d throw down a soft blanket and slide pins to stairs. Big piece of cardboard on the stairs and ride them down into the basement. Done.

    #31 75 days ago
    Quoted from LukyDuck:

    I hear Bernie Babies are coming back!

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