Yet another weekend haul story

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Mon Jun 2 21:24:06 1997

On Mon, 2 Jun 1997, Paul E Coad wrote:

> It was me. My wife still thinks I am the only one who collects this kind
> of junk. She goes along with it because it is not very expensive and
> she gets to play games on some of the machines. (I think that she has
> logged more time on our vectrex than I have.)
> I am running out of space. I don't think I could store 2 carloads of
> stuff without completely annexing the garage. Where do you put it all?

So far my wife has been supportive, but I've had to come up with some
pretty clever white lies and quick thinking lately to explain away my
occasional ATM withdrawals (we're supposed to be saving money, and its
hard to explain to a woman that saving computers transcends the silly
concept of saving money). The worst she has done is threatened to get a
public storage facility, which I am against because it would only cost
more money (money that can be spent saving more computers) and would mean
I'd have to go somewhere else to play with my machines. Plus they'd get
lonely. I'm having space problems myself. I built a 4 level, 5'x4'
shelf but it got used up right away. Now I'm going to build another
shelf along another wall in my garage which should tide me over for, oh,
maybe a month or two at the rate I'm going. I'm thinking about building
a nice storage shed in the back, complete with electrical outlets,
workbench and insulation to keep the babies nice and cozy.

Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass
Received on Mon Jun 02 1997 - 21:24:06 BST

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