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by WARLOCK
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2019 Ottawa Pinball Show
Replies: 28
Views: 698

Re: 2019 Ottawa Pinball Show

Sounds great. I have done my best to leave that weekend open to attend.
Looking forward to it.
by WARLOCK
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Happy birthday Chris Silver
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Happy birthday Chris Silver

Happy Birthday bro.
Have a great one.
by WARLOCK
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 6855

Re: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread

This was a very well run and relaxed event which I enjoyed. Thanks to Chris for running a great event and for all the great hospitality. Thanks to everyone who helped out, brought games and parts and participated. Thanks to Michel from Player 1 for bringing us Black Knight - Sword of Rage to play. T...
by WARLOCK
Fri May 31, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 6855

Re: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread

See you all in the morning. Deliveries are all loaded and ready. North Star business to return Wiggler to Robert. Ottawa run to see several people scheduled for Sunday. And, a couple is buying their first pin that I will be bringing them. All seems to be as it should other than the excessive hour th...
by WARLOCK
Fri May 31, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Bluffs Pinball League
Topic: Black Knight - Sword of Rage Launch tournament - Hawkesbury June 1 - 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Black Knight - Sword of Rage Launch tournament - Hawkesbury June 1 - 2019

Thanks everyone. Cait will be around to help and Mike Murphelman will be around as well to assist and stream this event. I will be around and aiming for 9am arrival. People can play pins at 10am. Qualifying at 12pm. End Qualifying around 5pm or 6pm. Finals after that once we have a dinner break. Don...
by WARLOCK
Thu May 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 6855

Re: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread

Boo-yah! We owe Sparky big time. Thank you bro.
Looking forward to it all Chris. See you late Friday night.
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 6855

Re: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread

I could, but would require a triumvirate of approvals...
RAB, Sparky and Silver...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 600

Re: Dealing with the wife

Let's see the edit bro. Done. "Look up, waaay up, and I'll call Rusty." Opening quote from the Friendly Giant. Then the (un)friendly giant actor was rumoured to say off camera - "Jerome the Giraffe, take Rusty down and away to Kentucky Fried Chicken." Rusty was a rooster, see an...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 600

Re: Dealing with the wife

cap wrote:Francis, are you saying she will not let you add to your collection, or she will not let you trade anything?


Back to the program...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 600

Re: Dealing with the wife

I will limit it by transcribing a conversation between my mother and my wife when Marie complained that I did too much pinball. Mom: "Is he getting drunk every night?" Wife: "No, he barely drinks at all." M: "Is he fucking around?" W: "No." M: "Are the b...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 600

Re: Dealing with the wife

EVH wrote:Maybe I am alone here but I have never asked permission. I just say I am going to pick up a game tomorrow and that is it. I did this from day #1 and it has never been an issue. I guess I have a very understanding wife.


Here, Here...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 600

Re: Dealing with the wife

On the other hand, if anyone is buying pins left-right-and center with a massive line-of-credit then ... well just try not to. Let her see your happiness (might take time so be patient). Good luck. Those two lines capture it for me. First, the hobby is largely expense-neutral, since over time I hav...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 600

Re: Dealing with the wife

I was wondering if anyone would answer Francis on how to work out a deal with his wife vis à vis his pinball machine passion. I quietly thought to myself that I would write something funny if no one dared reply. Some of your wives I am sure read, or have read this forum so this can be a well visite...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 600

Re: Dealing with the wife

We discuss any large purchase together, so I tell her about the pins I want to buy and she has to agree. I convinced her I would not lose money and we could always resell them quickly if in a pinch. I bought a few pins that were cheaper but needed work. She sees the original price tag but not the i...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 600

Re: Dealing with the wife

Not sure there is any one answer here. It really does depend on your wife. My secret was to allow my wife to see how happy "the hobby" made me. This wasn't an orchestrated plan it just organically evolved over the years. I didn't own a single pin when we got together. My first pin purchas...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 600

Re: Dealing with the wife

I hear a lot of people asking this question and it always bothers me so here's how we deal with money in our couple : Everything that requires monthly payments and is shared (house, food, internet, etc. ) is based on a percentage of our yearly salary. (e.g. I earn 100k, she earns 50k, therefore I p...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 600

Re: Dealing with the wife

Francis, you need a budget ! Can't talk for others but I do have a hobby budget myself. Keeping x amount on every pay check and putting it in a separate account. It's not only for pinball, it is more a 'useless toys' budget :mrgreen: Bought an Apple watch and a gaming pc with it last year and I've ...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 29, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Dealing with the wife
Replies: 30
Views: 600

Re: Dealing with the wife

A friend recently reminded me that if I "fail to state" my place in the pack, I am the runt...

In contrast, in this particular unique hobby alone, I remind my wife that she owns 1/2 of everything I own...
by WARLOCK
Fri May 24, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Got The Grail
Replies: 44
Views: 991

Re: Got The Grail

I love this story and everything about it. I immediately texted Chris and told him I would take a pinball machine from him and a coin op device to compensate. (ish-lol) Perhaps that would keep Chris out of the doghouse. My wife owns half of everything I own and vice-versa. (You will be fine my frien...
by WARLOCK
Wed May 22, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: Got The Grail
Replies: 44
Views: 991

Re: Got The Grail

Congrats bro.
I know you have wanted that pin for a long time.
by WARLOCK
Tue May 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Pinball Machines for Sale / Machines à Boules à Vendre
Topic: FS: Pinball Machines with Hawkesbury transport
Replies: 0
Views: 207

FS: Pinball Machines with Hawkesbury transport

I could Potentially bring a couple of pins for sale to the Hawkesbury Flea Fair on June 1st weekend. I am all full going home though. Possible titles list I could bring if anyone is interested: (PM me) Prices are $1000 to $2500 OBO. These pins are all currently in Toronto. Future Spa Phoenix The Pro...
by WARLOCK
Mon May 20, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 6855

Re: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread

I could bring a couple of pins for sale. I am all full going home though. Possible titles list I could bring if anyone is interested: (Just PM me.) Future Spa Phoenix The Professional (Eight Ball) Snow Derby Spin Out Solar City (restored + cc'd pf) Buccaneer Sky Lab Dragon (Gottlieb) Laser Cue Alien...
by WARLOCK
Sun May 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: MAACA Forum and Chat
Topic: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!
Replies: 1298
Views: 79118

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Excellent post Robert. Thinking hard these days.
Will be adjusting my reality to compensate for the new "reality".

It will take some time and considerable effort. Spring has barely sprung here...
Stopped and took a photo of a blooming tree in our hood that seems to know something...
by WARLOCK
Sun May 19, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 6855

Re: Hawkesbury Flea Fair June 1-2, 2019 - Official Thread

cait001 wrote:sign me up for an hour of scorekeeping


Thanks Cait. Will do.
by WARLOCK
Sun May 19, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Bluffs Pinball League
Topic: Black Knight - Sword of Rage Launch tournament - Hawkesbury June 1 - 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Black Knight - Sword of Rage Launch tournament - Hawkesbury June 1 - 2019

Player 1, Stern, Hawkesbury Flea Fair and Bluffs Pinball are proud to Present...IFPA tournament... Stern Black Night - Sword of Rage Launch Party Tournament at Hawkesbury Flea Fair on June 1 - 2019. This special tournament will feature the new Stern Black Night - Sword of Rage provided by P1 Montrea...

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