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Yesterday morning I stepped on electrical extensioncord and it went poof..
My wife reminded me that We have used that cord for years powering our outside Christmas lights.

The spray paint on the cord indicated that that cord is at least 12 years old

I had replaced both end plugs, and shortened some time
I rolled the cord up and threw it in the trash.

My wife stated

" you can fix that "


II told my wife it is easier to throw some things away than it is to fix them.

I would like to go fishing someday
Isn't that what old and retired guys are supposed to do go fishing?
 
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Meanwhile I'm gluing a light bulb back together cause my wife says "you can fix that" LOL. It's tedious work, maybe better suited for some slave labor Chinese kid, but damnit I got this.
Got it about done, but I forgot the filament, soooooo, back to the drawing board.
 

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When my Portuguese girlfriend says something can go to the dump I leave ASAP
And "forget" my cellphone
 

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I would say you got your money out of that cord.

If it would make her happier take it to your local metals recycler and get a couple of bucks for the copper in that cord.
She was never into recycling and certainly never understood scrapping.
, I found an old roll of #9 copper wire, 80lbs, on our river acreage, she couldn't believe it was worth $160.00.
 

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Yesterday morning I stepped on electrical extensioncord and it went poof..
My wife reminded me that We have used that cord for years powering our outside Christmas lights.

The spray paint on the cord indicated that that cord is at least 12 years old

I had replaced both end plugs, and shortened some time
I rolled the cord up and threw it in the trash.

My wife stated

" you can fix that "


II told my wife it is easier to throw some things away than it is to fix them.

I would like to go fishing someday
Isn't that what old and retired guys are supposed to do go fishing?
Talk with @Grif about what old retired guys are supposed to do…
 

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Back about 79' we were back on vacation from Libya for a couple of weeks staying at my moms house in Wisc. and her yard needed mowing and she told me it was out in the storage shed and the reason the yard needed mowing is that she said that she had gotten tired of buying cords and she was going to have a neighbor kid start doing it for her.....which bothered here because she was known to be a tad frugal.

I went out to the shed and there were about 1/2 dozen 100' cords there for her elect mower that she had cut by accidentally running over them and she didn't know how to splice them so she'd just go purchase another new one.

I got them all spliced and mowed the yard and told her that all her cords were fixed and that if she was careful and watched what she was doing that they should last her the rest of the season. :)
 

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When I had an electric hedge trimmer, I bought a 100 ft cord and was always having to spice. I realized about 90% of my splices were within the last 15 ft. I bought three 15 ft cords, which were WAY cheaper. I could just change out the cord and finish trimming, doing the splicing at my leisure. Thank goodness for battery-operated tools!
 
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