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*sigh* It's not easy being a girl

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Mrs. Krabappel, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    High 5 !

    You so are a different kind of fine :)

    See link in my signature :)

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  2. woodchip

    woodchip Minister of Fire

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    I remember Julia Roberts in the film saying the words..... "big mistake" .......

    I can also imagine you swanning past the shop with an expensive chainsaw from elsewhere....... ;-)
  3. ISeeDeadBTUs

    ISeeDeadBTUs Guest

    So's that mean you're not gonna be here to pick up the wood like we talked about?
  4. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    PFFFT!
    I pay all the bills
    I do all the cooking
    I do all the grocery shopping
    I do 50% of laundry
    I do 50 % of the dishes
    I do 50% of the cleaning
    I do all maintenance
    I do all the outside work (5 acre yard to boot)
    I do everything to do with river cabin
    I do everything there is to do with wood burning.

    Sometimes I wish I were a girl. I have two adult ones under my roof. As far as I can tell, they got it made. Flame me if you must.
  5. kenny chaos

    kenny chaos Minister of Fire

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    Hello good lookin'. :lol:
  6. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    If your rich, I'm your...nevermind. :gulp:
  7. Lighting Up

    Lighting Up Feeling the Heat

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    What is horsepower?...just kidding!
  8. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Funniest three words ever written here at hearth.com. :)
  9. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Kind of the same thing here . . . I guess my wife and I look at things as not being "man" jobs or "woman" jobs, but rather jobs that either she or I are good at or don't mind doing . . .

    For example, I know my wife could do all the bills fine . . . but she trusts me to do the bills and handle the finances . . . and on my part I always let her know where we are in terms of bills, savings, etc.

    As for cooking -- I would guess I do maybe 60% . . . but that's since she taught me how to cook and we have a deal . . . whoever cooks doesn't have to clean and while we have a dishwasher for the life of me I can never get it filled as much as she can.

    I often do the laundry and hang the laundry or use the dryer, but she says I don't fold the clothes right so I just hang our uniforms and leave the T-shirts, underwear and socks.

    I do most of the outside work, but she can mow a lawn or even plow if she had to . . . and in the same vein of thought she does most of the more "detailed cleaning" such as dusting . . . we can both do it, but it's just a more or less equal division of labor.

    As for the wood burning . . . honestly I do most of the processing . . . but she runs the stove maybe 50% or more of the time . . . and I'm fine with that since it all keeps the oil bills low.

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    For the record my wife and I have seen idiots ignore her . . . usually at their own peril . . . normally in places like Home Depot, Lowes or with contractors who do not realize she knows far more than I ever will about construction . . . something about her father making everyone in her family work on their house renovations when they were young.
  10. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    A good place will start with asking you some questions so they know where to start rather than putting you in the place where they think you are. Never trust any sales person who does not ask questions.
  11. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Dennis, once he realized, he shifted gears real fast... "Door trim? We have a nice gold". Me ..."no, it's there to work, I don't need gold trim, thank you". 4 years later the guy remembers me, right down to the blue truck :)
  12. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Oh, Jagsywagsy, Darlin' ????


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  13. Pallet Pete

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    My wife is a really scared of the chain saw I keep saying its only a matter of time and she will at least try it. When we where in home depot and she asked about a chain I was explaining the different sizes and a lady walked up and said this is the one I own my wife went humph right. :lol: Then the sales lady and I started talking about specs and eventually different methods of cutting....... Then my wife kindly patted me and I went o I am talking about wood with the wrong person :lol: apparently the sales lady has 14 acres of land and 6 years of wood built up all cut by her that's fricken sweet. Go get them Kathleen eat them alive lol.

    Pete
  14. eclecticcottage

    eclecticcottage Minister of Fire

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    I'm not scared of the saw...I respect the saw...and I don't use the saw...because I'm a massive klutz. If I can trip on nothing I will. But honestly I keep busy hauling brush away from the cutting area on freshly downed trees (safety first!) and bringing new wood to saw up over to the cutting area for the precut scrounges. DH has a couple herniated discs so I do most of the lifting. Same for splitting-he runs the splitter but I bring the rounds over to him to split. Then I wheelbarrow the splits to the pile and stack.
  15. nate379

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    You know I got that to some degree when I was house shopping. No one thought I was serious since I didn't have a wife I was toteing along.

  16. btuser

    btuser Minister of Fire

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    You're Hired!
  17. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    I need a hug. ;-P
  18. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    sounds more like you need a helper
  19. seeyal8r

    seeyal8r Feeling the Heat

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    Pretty similar in my household. I do most outdoor chores and the wife maintains the indoor area. I vacuum the swimming pool once a week and she cleans the skimmer daily. I put clothes/dishes away but she does all the cooking. And lets face it doing laundry honestly takes a few minutes per load of actual elbow time the rest is waiting. I've never complained about a meal (even though there have been some bad ones) and that keeps me from having to cook. I do the grocery shopping on occassion and keep $ in the bank for her to spend on her needs and save for her wants. We got it pretty much made I think.
  20. CTYank

    CTYank Minister of Fire

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    Back to the original thesis for a tick.
    Lest this be taken as a pity-party, what is easy to be, if you're going to do it well? Not much.
    If you think someone's going to do a "Wait Until Dark" thing with you, be sure you have emergency lighting, charged cell-phone, and maybe something more physical. Be discreet about specifics. Intrusion alarms are good. All to buy time to leave or find brown-belt roomie.
    Mention should be made to mgr about sales people who stand out above/below the norm. You might tell interested friends, too.
  21. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Something more physical . . . hehheh . . . didn't one of our members write recently about how great those tasers work? ;) :)
  22. hoot

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    Reminds me of the woman who got a call from the contractor that installed her double pane insulated windows. He said lady, it's been a year and you still haven't made payment. She responded.... "You told me that in a year, these windows would pay for themselves!" ;-)
  23. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    *hugs* for Jags, a kick in the butt for the other two ;-)
  24. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    [/quote]

    Your former landlords must have been republicans. Liberal landlords like me are much easier to deal with. I practically put one of my tenants through nursing school,and right now my wife is providing free child care to another tenant.
  25. Pallet Pete

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    Your former landlords must have been republicans. Liberal landlords like me are much easier to deal with. I practically put one of my tenants through nursing school,and right now my wife is providing free child care to another tenant.[/quote]

    That's just being a good person man ! Your on hearth so it must be true ;-)

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