How did that happen?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by cpr_paul, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. cpr_paul

    cpr_paul Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    0
    While purchasing renovation materials for the new house I somehow ended up with about 10 extra sheets of 1" foam board insulation and some 1/2" plywood sheets.

    "Gee dear, I don't know how my calculations could have been so off" :D

    I don't think I fooled her for a second.
  2. billk

    billk Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2001
    Messages:
    1,192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Amazing what ignoring a decimal point can do!
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2000
    Messages:
    4,767
    Likes Received:
    0
    If this wasn't an intended planned (witheld from others) purchase then I will eat my hat:D :D :D
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2000
    Messages:
    7,260
    Likes Received:
    0
    I can hear it now:

    But but but Honeeeee --- Just give One chance to 'Splain!! :) :D :) :D
  5. pomperaugrr

    pomperaugrr Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2003
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    0
    Paul:
    What a fortuitous turn of events. ;) It is always best not to run out of materials when undertaking a major project. Having a use for left over materials is a very responsible way to make the best out of the situation. You wouldn't happen to have any left over 1x3's, 12 or 14 gauge wire, or foam compatible adhesive left over as well??? ;)

    Eric
  6. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2000
    Messages:
    7,260
    Likes Received:
    0
    There's a great idea Paul!! LOL Never return anything to the store, or throw it out - If there's ANY chance you might need it in the future. ..... for "anything" ROFL "Recycling is good!" :D :D :D
  7. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2002
    Messages:
    3,536
    Likes Received:
    0
    Any chance of telling her the supplier made a mistake on the quantities - and forgot to charge you?

    Hey - it could happen!

    cheers
    Val
  8. pomperaugrr

    pomperaugrr Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2003
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gasp, a half truth! :eek: I'd just play up how "efficiently" the work was done, resulting in not wasting materials. Since the materials are here anyway, why not put them to use.
    Ok, that didn't pass the straight face or complete honesty test either...;)

    Eric
  9. jawatkins

    jawatkins Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2003
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    0
    Could that be any different than

    a woman going shopping and buying something that she absolutely did not need "because it was on sale"????
  10. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2002
    Messages:
    1,744
    Likes Received:
    0
    A Haw. Judy has the answere.
  11. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2002
    Messages:
    1,665
    Likes Received:
    0
    Lets face it, Paul:

    a) You made a calculation mistake :eek: (oh well, a little one, but just the same :rolleyes: )
    b) The material is here, if you want it or not :(

    soooo...

    a) You are environmentally concious! :)
    b) Therefore that stuff must not be thrown away :eek:
    c) So you should put it to good use... mmmhhh??? :confused:
    d) WHY NOT USE IT ON THE LAYOUT??? :D

    Therefore...

    Your little mistake turns into two big advantages: You've done something for the environment - and you've done something for the family life (you're staying more at home etc. etc.) :cool:

    Ron :p
  12. cpr_paul

    cpr_paul Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think the huge smile one my face as I told my wife that I could use the foam somewhere else kinda gave my whole ploy away.

    I hope to get layout base materials when I calculate what I'll need to do the framing in the basement ;)
  13. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2000
    Messages:
    7,260
    Likes Received:
    0
    Re: Could that be any different than

    ROFL!!:D :D :eek: :eek: :D :D

    That's a Pet Peeve of mine! :)

    Me: but Why did you buy that???

    Wife: it was on sale!

    Me: But but but it was $35.00

    Wife: Yeah, but it was 20% off

    Me: ok then, you saved about $4.00 - but to save 4 you spent 35!!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:


    ROFL - actually - it happens more with "me" being the buyer - but I swear - it ONLY happens with layout supplies and rolling stock. :rolleyes:
  14. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2000
    Messages:
    3,688
    Likes Received:
    0
    Now lets see, Hmmmm -10 extra sheets of 1" foam board insulation and some 1/2" plywood sheets just happened to be spare. So, lets use it up somehow, I know, --- A new Model Railroad -- hehehe


    Shamus
    [​IMG]
  15. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2002
    Messages:
    880
    Likes Received:
    0
    Funny,...

    ...same thing sorta happened to me not too long ago. Of course nothing quite like your experience. I wanted a set of Reading FA-1s. Some how I ended up with two sets :)D)? Imagine my cha"grin".

    Mark
  16. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2001
    Messages:
    3,154
    Likes Received:
    0
    I being the contractor that my wife uses anytime she needs anything done to her 1:1 scale structure ( ;) ), said contractor reserves the right to keep any excess materials for his own use the cost of said materials being deducted from the agreed-upon labor costs, in this case, $0.00, (pause for breath)
    Soooo, it looks like to me my wife is coming out ahead on the deal, right?
    RIGHT!
    :D ;) :p :D
  17. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2002
    Messages:
    1,744
    Likes Received:
    0
    RIGHT!!!