Quattro Head

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  • Location Bethel Park, PA
  • Full Name Patrick Huston

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  1. Quattro Head added a post in a topic New Here from PA   

    Thank you Slusher and Pappy, I'm looking forward to it.
  2. Quattro Head added a post in a topic How do you deal with limited bench time?   

    I'm new here but been struggling with the same thing. My kids are 2, 11 and 13 and it's always something going on- good stuff nonetheless, hockey practice and games, baseball, boy scouts etc. all great but time consuming none the less. That being said, I remember my dad always saying how you'll wake up and your kids are out of the house so enjoy the little things. So true, my kids are my life, my pride but we could do things better -

    We caught ourselves whining about not having a few hours to do what we want, sitting on the couch and doing nothing, both us watching kids when we could trade and give each other a break.

    My wife and I finally came to the point where we print out a calendar for the month and block "dad time" and "mom time" during the week and weekends. Just two hours each on Saturday and Sunday, one weeknight and suddenly everything was much better.

    Apologies for sounding like Dr. Phil.
  3. Quattro Head added a topic in Welcome! Introduce Yourself   

    New Here from PA
    Hello, looks like a great site and I decided to join.

    I was big into building models during my younger days, planes, autos, model trains, rockets you name it. Joined the Army, went to college, got married, had kids, started a business and all that good stuff. Always missed the hobby so a few months back I started buying kits, paint, supplies and have finally carved out enough time to get back at it.

    As my username suggests, I'm a huge Audi fan. I owned a 1998 A6 and my pet project was rebuilding a 1991 V8 Quattro. I've always been a big fan of racing- NHRA, NASCAR, rally, Formula 1, you name it. Getting in touch with my youth again, built a huge AFX track in the garage which my boys actually think is as much fun as video games (or at least they are humoring me,) also got them into 1/285 GHQ wargaming, model rockets and Peter Frampton- yes, I miss the 70's.

    Every time a new box of goodies shows up at the door my wife just shakes her head. I asked her last week, "what would you rather I did - buy a plastic Aston Martin for $ 30 or a full sized one ?" That usually ends the conversation.

    I hope to get a few pics of what I've been working on up in a few weeks.

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