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wire-it-up
06-17-2017, 08:43 PM
Man, I sure have. I've spent the last two Saturdays, in baking upper 80's temps, digging a 200'+ long trench, burying pipe, and pulling in wire, to power two lights at a sign. I've had that job on the docket for months, putting it off to cook on Saturdays. However, once I got my eye on the Humphrey's Weekender, I called the customer and scheduled the job.

Mama said if I want something in the $1,000 range, that we don't HAVE to have, I needed to do something to pick up some extra cash. Done! I've been preaching about how I can cook all winter with it, since it's insulated and all. No better way to spend a Saturday in my opinion, even during our coldest months.

If you've had to sell something, work on the side, or work overtime to finance a cooker, I'd love to hear about it!

LMAJ
06-17-2017, 09:07 PM
Not a cooker, but I know Big Al sold a Harley to build a house so... you work for what you want - that's how life works!

Happy Hapgood
06-17-2017, 09:22 PM
No, but the Wife has. She's currently working overtime for the new Bass Rig.

LMAJ
06-17-2017, 09:23 PM
No, but the Wife has. She's currently working overtime for the new Bass Rig.
Riiiiight......
Amazing fantasy world you live in... :thumb:

BBQ Freak
06-17-2017, 09:28 PM
I was forced to do mandatory overtime but it help me buy a cooker sooner , lol .

Happy Hapgood
06-17-2017, 09:33 PM
Luzziann here. Mike made the mistake of letting me see the post. He is so full of it. I work overtime sometime because my job requires it. Whatever makes him feel good. He knows the real deal. We have traveled our path for 45 years.

Happy Hapgood
06-17-2017, 09:35 PM
Dang! Leave the PC for 5 minutes and this happens! Busted...:tsk:

offshore_SoLA
06-17-2017, 09:37 PM
i work 84 hours a week anyway most weeks so when things come up that i want .. i can both buy them and not work so that i can use whatever it is that I purchased.

16Adams
06-17-2017, 09:48 PM
Dang! Leave the PC for 5 minutes and this happens! Busted...:tsk:

Yep- busted



To the OP. I've never stretched for a cooker. But back in the beginning there were a few times I checked cupboards to make sure there was a couple weeks food, drained the account and bought a couple guns. OK-3 or 5

wire-it-up
06-17-2017, 09:53 PM
Luzziann here. Mike made the mistake of letting me see the post. He is so full of it. I work overtime sometime because my job requires it. Whatever makes him feel good. He knows the real deal. We have traveled our path for 45 years.


Best reply yet! I read what he wrote and thought, "Wow, that's some gal he's married to."

LMAJ
06-17-2017, 09:55 PM
Luzziann here. Mike made the mistake of letting me see the post. He is so full of it. I work overtime sometime because my job requires it. Whatever makes him feel good. He knows the real deal. We have traveled our path for 45 years.
Sometimes it's good to let them believe their stories.... :icon_shy

wire-it-up
06-17-2017, 09:55 PM
riiiiight......
Amazing fantasy world you live in... :thumb:


lol!

SmittyJonz
06-17-2017, 11:43 PM
I sold a Pistol to buy BoomShuckaLucka.........but I had sold the Stainless Propane DIY Insulated Converted Cabinet to the buy said pistol.....

Notorious Q.U.E.
06-17-2017, 11:46 PM
i work 84 hours a week anyway most weeks so when things come up that i want .. i can both buy them and not work so that i can use whatever it is that I purchased.

I'm very similar. My standard week is full force intense, allowing me to chillax on the back end. It's the way it is. Sweat equity

lastmajordude
06-17-2017, 11:49 PM
AS long as I cook to feed my other half.....she LOVES IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mrbill
06-18-2017, 01:07 AM
yes. had to work side gigs to get the last of the funds i needed for my OC Smokehouse

Inthewoods
06-18-2017, 10:15 AM
Yup, side work payed for my LSG...It'll pay for the next upcoming offset as well.
LSG or a Shirley...

-D

tonyjohnson619
06-18-2017, 10:38 AM
Side work pays for most my toys

effinUker
06-18-2017, 11:50 AM
I spent most of my life as a commission salesperson - I always had to sell "just a little more" when I had my sights set on something. My wife on the other hand, took jobs to pay for things. She didn't want to upset the budget so she'd take a job here or there. We remodeled a game room and got a pool table like that. Maybe a hot tub too.. now that I think about it.

pjtexas1
06-18-2017, 12:15 PM
Luckily my days of working 80-100 hours per week are way in the past. Could buy anything the wife and kids wanted but wasn't there to share it with them. I did sell my hot rod to by our first house. Man I loved that car.

wire-it-up
06-18-2017, 12:20 PM
The idea of selling my WSM came up a couple of times in conversation about buying the Humphrey's. But it's several years old now, and considering that brand new ones are within most people's budgets, I wouldn't get enough for it to make it worth selling. I still love the WSM, and I learned on it from the beginning. I'll still use it even after I get the Humphrey's. I just need an insulated cooker for cold weather cooks, and I like the idea of a cabinet being easier to get into during a cook.

bam
06-18-2017, 01:06 PM
Thinking about coming out of retirement for a Stumps Stretch.