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Old 07-28-2011, 09:11 PM   #1
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Two steps forward - one step back....or that's how it seems to me anymore. Been bustin my butt on honey-do projects all year and everytime I turn around she wants to add another thing to it. She buys me a motorcycle so I can go riding and relax - two months and under 500 miles on it.

Got a new king-size mattress for the bedroom and now she wants the bedroom repainted. (I'd like to warn you married guys that making a snide remark to the wife of matching paint to the mattress color may not be in your best interests. Trust me.)

House was built in 1924 with solid oak floors through out. Spent alot of time sanding, staining, replacing oak where needed, finishing, etc., and this morning she "thinks" she wants the kitchen and bathroom floors tiled. (Another warning...it may also not be in your best interests to tell the wife not to "think".)

Two weeks ago a buddy of mine who's a contractor stops over and asks to see my washer and dryer. (WTH?!? Okay.) He goes downstairs and looks, walks across the basement and starts taking measurements. What's this all about? Seems he overheard my wife talking to his about moving them, but didn't want to ask me to do it because I really hate doing plumbing fabrication. Told him not to waste his time, they were staying were they were. (Another - telling the wife that she should be grateful she even has a washer and dryer, because it beats standing on the riverbank beating the laundry on a rock, is definitely not a good idea.)

We just bought a house in Naples, Fl. More house than we needed, but a foreclosure bought from a bank at one heckuva price. Had to reinvest the gains from the commercial property, so I had to spend more than I wanted to. The house is immaculate, no damage, everything like new, not one thing found during the inspections. Needs nothing. Bet she has a few ideas up her sleeve though.

All I'm trying to do on this current house is get it in market ready condition to sell next year. It really isn't logical to personalize the house to our needs anymore. (One more - do not, I repeat, do not ever tell your wife she is not thinking logically.)

Sure am glad I kept the Dogloo....we've had a couple good thunderstorms the last few days.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:15 PM   #2
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It's your own ass fault. Back in the day when you were full of vim, vigor, pride, and a desire (and reason) to please, you happily and graciously did all those "manly" tasks with precession and perfection.

You shoulda phucked 'em all up. You are your own victim of circumstance.

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Thanks you guys...your understanding is overwhelming. LOL I remember when I used to look forward to the challenge of the next job. Now it seems the challenges have just turned into chores.

We had a chat last nite about lightening up on adding things to the list. Told her everything that I had on mine to try and finish before the snow flies. She did offer to help paint the bedroom, (Oh gawd no....)

Appreciate the offer Scott, but the idea is to be south when it gets cold. Told you about the AF sending a group of us up to your area from Florida in January for winter special ops training. They wanted to test some newly designed winter ponchos. Looking back, it made more sense than traipsing around the backwoods of Florida wearing white, pointy headed, full-length coverings.
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Thanks you guys...your understanding is overwhelming. LOL I remember when I used to look forward to the challenge of the next job. Now it seems the challenges have just turned into chores.

We had a chat last nite about lightening up on adding things to the list. Told her everything that I had on mine to try and finish before the snow flies. She did offer to help paint the bedroom, (Oh gawd no....)

Appreciate the offer Scott, but the idea is to be south when it gets cold. Told you about the AF sending a group of us up to your area from Florida in January for winter special ops training. They wanted to test some newly designed winter ponchos. Looking back, it made more sense than traipsing around the backwoods of Florida wearing white, pointy headed, full-length coverings.
Well, now that would not even have been dreamed of here( thats a good thing). As to all you're other comments in the first post. I learned a LOOOng time ago just not to have any of my own ideas about anything, let alone comment on them. Unless it is in regard to the outside. The trees, shrubs, grass, cars, is my domain, she can have an opinion but I have the last word there and only there.
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