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I figured something was going to have to give when I came home with car #23 last week, a 69 Cougar XR7. The swmbo was fit to be tied. After a long discussion this weekend, we mutually agreed (sort of) that I would give up one of my other hobbies, flying R/C Airplanes. I listed it on the auction site (reluctantly), as it took me close to 20 minutes just to hit the submit key! /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif

I tried to convince her that I should keep one plane back, as my son has shown interest in learning to fly!, but it didn't work even though it is the truth! I guess in a couple of years I'll have to go out and buy all new stuff when he becomes old enough to learn. hehe!

The good news is... I might have a few more dollars to buy more Mustang stuff! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif Shhhsh!!! You didn't hear that from me though...
 
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Doug,Doug Doug...know when to say when. Especially when it comes to SWMBOd and the mutual funds it takes to purchase said cars.
Be careful.

Well I'm off to SanDiego on Tuesday morning. Got a meeting with airline officials and airport managers. Sort of fun I guess.
But I still have my boring bean counting back at my normal workand the reports due that worry me.
And during all this my '67 just sits. At least it got back in the garage yesterday. 95% of the kitchen/bathrooms is done so the garage is free of boxed cabinets. If I was in normal mode I'd be seeking a engine builder specialist but it needs to wait now.
 

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If you built those RC planes yourself, I'd suggest saving one for nostalgia, even if it means getting creative with the truth....

Hey, I can always buy it from you and store it, if necessary...I'll make you a good deal on storage..hehehe

I'm so happy my mom saved all my rocketry stuff from when I competed as a child...the homebuilt gliders and rocket gliders were truly unique designs at the time and are the basis for many stories.

Trust me...if this was a hobby you've been serious about, hang on to one you especially like...

Let me know if I can help...
 

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You have car #23 and a wife. My swmbo has put it to me that one is more than enough and two would be the end. Tell me your secret or mind controll method, PLEASE!
 

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You'll get no pity from me, Whisenant! Only 23 cars, indeed!

When I began looking for a Mustang a few years ago, my wife told me I'd have to give up one of my other (I had 2) old cars before I could buy a Mustang. After a great deal of hand wringing, I put my beloved Formula S Barracuda up for sale. I nearly cried when the guy came and picked it up.

I still only have one other collector car - besides the Mustang. I never seem to have enough time or money to do all the stuff I want to - to either car. Fact is, my wife was right, I really don't have the time for more than 2 old cars anyway.

But...if my wife were as tolerant as yours...I know I'd have 10 or 15 at least. You are a very lucky man.

Seriously, I am sorry about your planes, though. I think you should console yourself by buying another car!
 

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Car #23? My girlfriend and mother both want me to get rid of my only car, the mustang. I flew R/C airplanes and model rockets et al and took them up to my dad's place up north for storage as I wanted to save them for nostalgia too. One weekend a year or so later he tells me to come up and get them. I couldn't make it. He threw everyting out!!! I'm still sore about it to this day.

I tried to stick with cars cause they are more practible. Yeah, that's it. But my love has been airplanes and I eventually got back into it and became a pilot. At least until Sept. 11 came around and a couple of medically disqualifying eye injuries too. I say get rid of some of the cars or maybe hide the model planes inside.
 

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If you've got the resources to pay for your hobbies and the space to keep all those cars, what's your wife's beef? And asking you to completely give up one of your hobbies...seems like RC planes would be a nice diversion and something you can share with your kids.

I would think long and hard about picking one car you wouldn't mind doing without and keep your herd the same size. Would you rather get rid of one of your cars, or one of your hobbies.

Good luck.
 

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That's just it, I don't have time to do both hobbies. RC flying takes just as much time as my love with tinkering with old cars does, which means there would be no time for the family! So unfortunately one does have to go. I figure once I retire, maybe I'll take up flying again, plus if my kid shows any interest later in flying, who's to say I can't go out and buy him a plane so I can teach him to fly! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif Of course I would consider this to be family time, spending it with my son and all! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
 

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Whizco.......did you go and get that green cougar I was telling you about? Cause I haven't seen it!!!!

It sounded pretty healthy too!!!

Oh...here's an idea......sell about 15 cars and fix the rest up really nice!!!!

you can almost have your own little car show!!!!
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And I thought I was bad with a mustang, Bronco, 280Z, crx and suzuki gsxr!!!!!

I will be taking over my pop's Excursion limited pretty soon....
 

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Nope didn't get that cougar! Actually, I haven't even seen that one yet! The one I just picked up, the guy kind of owed me some money, so he gave me a really good deal on the car.

Hey and don't think the idea hasn't crossed my mind about selling off EVERYTHING, and buying a very nice Shelby with the $$, I've even thrown the idea at swmbo, but she's not buying into it, and I think that one would land me in Divorce Court since there is a few of the cars she doesn't want to part with!
 
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