My Dad's flashlight shelf.

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My Dad's flashlight shelf.

I was over at my parent’s house for Easter and my wife brought I nice old fashioned punch bowl to give to my Mom. It’s close to her birthday. Well she went to put it in one of the new cupboards that I had built for my dad and he says, “You can’t put that on that shelf, it’s my Flashlight shelf”.

LOL I have them both hooked on lights now. I started out giving my Mom a SK-68 that I had modded. De-domed XP-G2 on a sinkpad with batteries and a charger. My Dad confiscated it right away. So then I gave him a thrower that went 400kcd and her a 502B modded with an XM-L2 on a sinkpad with a nice three mode no blinky driver. Well he grabbed that one too. Then I got her another 502b and a trustfire mini for her keychain so he can’t steel that one. Then a SRK modded up for her to walk the dog with (or the other way around as he is a big yellow lab).

So long story short they now have a flashlight shelf and batteries and chargers all over.

I’m a junky, I mod lights so I can sell lights so I can buy more light to mod so I can sell lights to buy more lights to mod.

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You're the bad seed. Laughing

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Gj wrote:

You’re the bad seed. Laughing

Apparently. Wink

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Nice story. How did the rejected punch go down?

 

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MRsDNF wrote:

Nice story. How did the rejected punch go down?

It was fine, Sherbet and Ginger ale. Smile

I think the bowl will end up on the dining room table for now. Until my Mom talks me into building her someplace to put it.

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So after reading this I gather that all I need to do is give my fiancee 1 light, then another light, then one more light and she will be a convert? Genius!

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blfdemigod wrote:

So after reading this I gather that all I need to do is give my fiancee 1 light, then another light, then one more light and she will be a convert? Genius!

It worked with my wife, Only she just steals them now. Or puts them “Away”. That magical place than only women can find.

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Great story! Wink I gave my dad a neutral white Xeno E03 that he uses bring the dogs out, he seems to love it. I have a neutral white Solarstorm SC01 on its way that I want to give to my brother, and I’m planning in finding a small and friendly 1xAAA for my mom too. I also gave a friend of mine a Maglite XL100 he told me he used during a power outage (yay!), and I’ll give another SC01 to another dear friend. Of course my wife got a flashlight too, a warm white Xeno E03 Smile
The disease spreads through us! :bigsmile:
It’s great to give your loved ones something that they’ll love and will make their life easier.

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Yep you can never go wrong with giving someone a nice flashlight. They are just about a perfect present.

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Good story, I'm jealous!

My parents are not around anymore, and my girlfriend would certainly appreciate the punch bowl (when filled preferably), but will never appreciate flashlights. I gave her one, (a customised beat-blasted ss ITP A3 that I won in a giveaway from ChicagoX) and she never wanted another one.

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djozz wrote:

Good story, I’m jealous!

My parents are not around anymore, and my girlfriend would certainly appreciate the punch bowl (when filled preferably), but will never appreciate flashlights. I gave her one, (a customised beat-blasted ss ITP A3 that I won in a giveaway from ChicagoX) and she never wanted another one.

Thanks, I’m lucky to still have both of mine. They both had very serious health problems and major surgeries. A quad bypass and valve replacement for my Dad and a liver transplant for my mother. They are great-grandparents now and retired but going stronger than ever now. They live close enough that I get to see them all the time and keep an eye on them too.

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18sixfifty wrote:
Yep you can never go wrong with giving someone a nice flashlight. They are just about a perfect present.

+1
It’s also great knowing that your friends and loved ones will have light in an emergency. I’ve seen what flashlights non-flashaholics have and it aint pretty.

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I recently ordered a pair of Thrunite Ti2 (one for me and one for my wife). She was ambivalent but accepted it. Now she loves her little flashlight. My son was eyeing mine so I decided to give it to him. It brought a smile to his face. It’s just as much fun giving them away as it is keeping them.