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Didn’t work out at all 3 7.69%
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Re: I didn't marry you for lunch
Old 10-25-2006, 04:57 AM   #21
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It strikes me that this poll should have asked how things went relative to how they went prior to retirement. The absolute rating misses the fact that people could go from great to okay or from poor to okay.

DW and I definately enjoy each other more without having to deal with jobs.
I never got to experience the "before and after". I suspect more
"togetherness" would not have helped though.

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Re: I didn't marry you for lunch
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The wife has already told me that I cannot stay home all day. I will be forced to leave home and go somewhere for some period of time. No problem when the weather is nice and the golf course is dry. Otherwise I may be out in the barn working on some project or other.
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Wife still working !
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The wife has already told me that I cannot stay home all day. I will be forced to leave home and go somewhere for some period of time. No problem when the weather is nice and the golf course is dry. Otherwise I may be out in the barn working on some project or other.
In my part of the country, you frequently see old guys just driving aimlessly around or parked down in the gravel pit, cemetery or down some country road. We always figured the wives had kicked them out of the house for a while.
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We always figured the wives had kicked them out of the house for a while.
I expect they are just looking for their "quiet place".

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In my part of the country, you frequently see old guys just driving aimlessly around or parked down in the gravel pit, cemetery or down some country road. We always figured the wives had kicked them out of the house for a while.
I thought in your part of the country that was what ice fishing houses were for! At least that's what Garrison says!
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Well, I'm still working and have lunch with my wife several times a week. We have spent some extended times together and we love it. Maybe things will change but I look forward to a lot of time with my wife when I retire. She is bugging me to stop working already, so we can do more during the week, unfair offerings, says we could go kayaking more

My wife is the person I would choose to be stranded on a desert island with.

In fact, in Rarotonga we arranged to be dropped off on an uninhabited island for a day. Well, that was only a day, interesting sunburns. But that was a good start.

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we arranged to be dropped off on an uninhabited island .
I tried this with my wife. She wouldn't stay when she noticed I didn't get off the boat.

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In my part of the country, you frequently see old guys just driving aimlessly around or parked down in the gravel pit, cemetery or down some country road. We always figured the wives had kicked them out of the house for a while.
They're waiting for you to depart visual range so that they can get out of their truck and use the "Men's Room".

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I tried this with my wife. She wouldn't stay when she noticed I didn't get off the boat.
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How ironic that you would post a joke about abandoning your spouse...
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My wife is the person I would choose to be stranded on a desert island with.
Neither of us can conceive of spending too much time together. We just enjoy each other's company, even when we get our brains completely computrifried, we both sit up on the bed side by side, each with our respective laptops within arms reach. We don't expect we are typical, but we just don't EVER get tired of each other. PERIOD end of story. I can think of worse problems.
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Even though I'm semiretired (work during tax season) and wife does not work either, we have two grade school boys so our lives revolve around school, scouts, soccer, guitar lessons, tax season, PTA, and on and on. We each have our areas we volunteer in so we just check the family calendar and go about our separate ways juggling who is doing what with the boys after school, just have a lot more free hours w/o the work hassle.

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We don't expect we are typical, but we just don't EVER get tired of each other. PERIOD end of story.
Same here. It grosses out the other couples we hang around with...
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Yakers, JonnyM and Nords,

You guys rock! It is so refreshing to hear about great relationships.
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We just enjoy each other's company, even when we get our brains completely computrifried, we both sit up on the bed side by side, each with our respective laptops within arms reach.
Wait...this isn't typical?

It's so refreshing to know that there are other geek couples out there in the world. We don't know many of them in our real life.
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Re: I didn't marry you for lunch

Another happy geek couple here - with matching 17-inch powerbooks. Folks chuckle at us sometimes sitting side by side with our computers out on our patio or in a service facility waiting room.

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