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Old 01-08-2013, 12:34 PM   #21
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Regular trips to the local public library helped me in the beginning, until DW finally started started feeling comfortable with the thought that I was a legitimate daytime resident in our humble abode. It still works as a safe house when I need a quick getaway.
I still can't get my head around that point of view.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:15 PM   #22
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Pass the ball into her. Ask her to make a do list. And then conveniently lose it.
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Pass the ball into her. Ask her to make a do list. And then conveniently lose it.
Better yet, present her with a list of stuff she is supposed to do.
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First of all, congratulations on your retirement!

Regarding the "honey doo" list, I would advise your wife to chill for a bit. My DH spends an average of 3 hours a day "working" in his detached garage man cave. He's got a computer, cable TV, and lots of toys including his Kubota tractor out there. Dude worked hard at the same place for 35 years and deserves time to do what he wants even if that's nothing. We divide up the chores and do them when we feel like it. Last thing either of us wants is someone putting on pressure to "be productive".
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I seriously thought this thread was about a Honey Boo Boo list! I will call it that from now on.

From day 1 of our RE, I have loved that DH and I are together a lot of the day and we not only pretty much share the Honey Boo Boo list, we are really appreciative when one of us does something before the other has a chance to even think about it.
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My wife is the engineer. I will be putting the honey do list together for her.
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Guess I started a nice conversation.... My DW is a real sweetheart... The honey do list was brought up while I was at work. People would ask me... what you going to do now. I would respond that my wife is going to put me on a two week Honey Do orientation to get me trained up. Acutually my wife is retired and we both work together real well... I might put it this way.. I dig the worms... she baits the hook... we both catch the fish...I clean them and she cooks them.
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Guess I started a nice conversation.... My DW is a real sweetheart... The honey do list was brought up while I was at work. People would ask me... what you going to do now. I would respond that my wife is going to put me on a two week Honey Do orientation to get me trained up. Acutually my wife is retired and we both work together real well... I might put it this way.. I dig the worms... she baits the hook... we both catch the fish...I clean them and she cooks them.
Ah-hah! So the Honey Do Orientation was a myth you made up to tell your coworkers when they asked "But whadlya do all day?"?
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I seriously thought this thread was about a Honey Boo Boo list! I will call it that from now on.

From day 1 of our RE, I have loved that DH and I are together a lot of the day and we not only pretty much share the Honey Boo Boo list, we are really appreciative when one of us does something before the other has a chance to even think about it.
Me too, regarding thinking this was about Honey Boo Boo (hey, I'm dyslexic, so I have an excuse). Since I'm still working, my DW isn't very tough on me with the Honey Do list, but I like the way you described how you and your DH approach things.
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Regarding the "honey doo" list, I would advise your wife to chill for a bit. My DH spends an average of 3 hours a day "working" in his detached garage man cave. He's got a computer, cable TV, and lots of toys including his Kubota tractor out there. Dude worked hard at the same place for 35 years and deserves time to do what he wants even if that's nothing. We divide up the chores and do them when we feel like it. Last thing either of us wants is someone putting on pressure to "be productive".
You're a keeper, tell your DH he needs to appreciate you more.
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DW suggested that I continue to work part time while she still works. So if she adds something to my list that I don't want to do, I tell her that I have to go to work that day and I won't have time to get her stuff done.
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DW suggested that I continue to work part time while she still works. So if she adds something to my list that I don't want to do, I tell her that I have to go to work that day and I won't have time to get her stuff done.
And how's that working for you?

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And how's that working for you?

Not well. I failed to foresee that she would deem her list more important than my job.
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i agree... then do it or not. if not, when she reminds me, i agree... then do it or not. if not, when she reminds me.... after a while she has started to get the message. no fight. just took a while to train her.
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i agree... then do it or not. if not, when she reminds me, i agree... then do it or not. if not, when she reminds me.... after a while she has started to get the message. no fight. just took a while to train her.


hmmm.... wife in training....
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I eventually learned how to handle 'honey do' lists by responding with a list of my own. That might be partially responsible for why I've never married. Or maybe it was the list's content. Being in polite company means I will not divulge any item that has ever appeared on the list, but their nature can be discerned by the name I used to describe it to the guys: the 'honey do me' list.
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