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    Quote Originally Posted by flashyMcGee View Post
    <Wearing my flame retardart suit> I have to ask is gambling considered a 'sin'? Not to do the whole religion debate on here. I just find your other posts quite interesting and you mention your faith.
    Not if you tithe on your winnings. j/k

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    Depends on who you ask. My catholic girlfriend's parish has gambling night. Growing up my Lutheran church did not see it as a sin. Some churches see all gambling as a sin, lottery, casino, bingo. Some believe it's only a sin if it's an addiction, your God, comes before God, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Palooka View Post
    Not if you tithe on your winnings. j/k


    Funny!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nishu View Post
    Getting out of one parent's house and in with another isn't a solution. Your marriage is on the rocks as it is. What happens if it takes a turn for the worse? You still think you're going to live with your husband's dad?

    You need to learn to be an independent person. And your husband needs to feel like a man and a husband and not a teenager. Do you think living with your dad has something to do with his crappy attitude? I'm sure my husband would feel like a failure if we had to live with our parents. Do yourself and your husband and your marriage a favor and refuse to accept that kind of arrangement.

    I promise you, after a few days of living with his dad, you're going to be just as unhappy with him as you were with your dad. That's just how it is. Take it from me. Been there, done that.

    Skip the trip. Save your money and get an apartment.
    They can only stay with Ash's dad until April. IIRC from another thread, they want to be sure they have sufficient $$$ to move into their own place and have an EF too. Ash and her DH tried before, just this year to move into their own place. Murphy hit, and they ended up getting evicted b/c they didn't have an EF. So back to her dad's they went. I don't know what their arrangement with her FIL will be but from what I gather this will give them the opportunity to save up enough to do it right this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starsapphire View Post
    They can only stay with Ash's dad until April. IIRC from another thread, they want to be sure they have sufficient $$$ to move into their own place and have an EF too. Ash and her DH tried before, just this year to move into their own place. Murphy hit, and they ended up getting evicted b/c they didn't have an EF. So back to her dad's they went. I don't know what their arrangement with her FIL will be but from what I gather this will give them the opportunity to save up enough to do it right this time.
    Thanks very much


    I am not leaving my DH. I am moving as soon as I can get the cats into a shelter, because I would have to leave in April anyway.

    Arrangment with FIL is FIL wants to move in with GF so DHs sister, and us are going to rent the house. Our share of the rent to give to DHs dad is $350 a month. They have heat, wash machine and dryer, a shower, and water. All of which (as of today) we do not have. I am sure the water will get turned on soon, and the shower hopefully will be done soon but IDK.

    I am NOT getting another apartment right now. DH and I want to move closer to our familys and where we grew up which is PA. I would like to be able to find a job first. I would like to make sure we can actually stay in our apartment this time.

    And yes, it will work out at DHs FIL. We lived there before, for about 6 months (I think) before we got our first apartment when I was 17. We stay there weekends sometimes now. DHs grandparents live right next door. I love his family. Totally, a family-family.

    And Greebo, I saw you posted "ash you know why they give you that voucher right?". And yes, its because they run a free tourament. The bars make money off of the people that show up every week; and they pay the league owner $5 per person that shows up everyweek. If there was no incentive to eventually win something, most people would not show up; and the leagues would not make any money. Its not to get me to spend more money, or something like that. Because I could go to the tournament, and come right home if I wanted to, spending absolutely NOTHING, but I thought it would be a nice change for DH and I to get away for a night, free room, free shower, free tv, free heat, our own privacy to talk, and laugh. She told me I can even go to one of the casinos in PA if I wanted to which are a bit closer, but we wanted to go to AC.

    And we still plan to do this the week before xmas.

    And Gambling is not a sin, unless it because an addition. Just like having some wine, or beer, etc. is not a sin, unless it because out of hand and become an alcoholic. Thats what I believe anyway.

    Why do I still get questioned on my religion? Like you either think its a joke, or I am really not a strong Christian, or that I am using it as an excuse! If you could see my bedroom night stand, it has my study bible, a womans prayer book, and womans bible study book, my new bible tabs that I just made. I have a huge Jesus rocks poster in my room. I pray before every meal. and several times a day. I wear a cross around my neck.

    Not every Christian is perfect. EVERY Christian sins. Jesus died for our sins.

    I can only do what I feel like is right for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnW819 View Post
    Bummer, DH didnt get his friday that he request off so we are not going this week now. Oh well, another time
    Out of curiousity, does your DH get PTO or would he be sacrificing a day of pay to go on this mini-vaca? You don't have to answer... just something to think about.

    That being said, I think everyone needs a little time off now and again. It's not healthy to be under so much stress all of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitten20 View Post
    Out of curiousity, does your DH get PTO or would he be sacrificing a day of pay to go on this mini-vaca? You don't have to answer... just something to think about.

    That being said, I think everyone needs a little time off now and again. It's not healthy to be under so much stress all of the time.
    DH gets 2 days off a week. He requested Friday be one of them, but got Wednesday, and Thursday instead. He wouldn't take off work and loose pay for this trip.

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    And Greebo, I saw you posted "ash you know why they give you that voucher right?". And yes, its because they run a free tourament. The bars make money off of the people that show up every week; and they pay the league owner $5 per person that shows up everyweek. If there was no incentive to eventually win something, most people would not show up; and the leagues would not make any money. Its not to get me to spend more money, or something like that. Because I could go to the tournament, and come right home if I wanted to, spending absolutely NOTHING, but I thought it would be a nice change for DH and I to get away for a night, free room, free shower, free tv, free heat, our own privacy to talk, and laugh. She told me I can even go to one of the casinos in PA if I wanted to which are a bit closer, but we wanted to go to AC.
    Could is the operative word here. They're also hoping to make money off of you. Be on your guard.
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    Greebo - you are a wise and kind person hiding behind your 'humbug' facade..... and I am so glad that you share your wisdom and ideas with all of us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greebo View Post
    Could is the operative word here. They're also hoping to make money off of you. Be on your guard.
    Who is hoping to make money off me?? The person who gave me the $100 tournament voucher is not going to AC. She is the host for the free weekly league I am in, which is located at a bar here in NJ. They make $5 off me for showing up that the bar pays them. I do not fork out any money, nor do I have to. I think you might be confused Greebo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnW819 View Post
    Who is hoping to make money off me?? The person who gave me the $100 tournament voucher is not going to AC, and they don't make any money off me. I think you might be confused Greebo?
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the casino ultimately behind the tournament?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greebo View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the casino ultimately behind the tournament?
    No, not at all. This is a free league she started that gets run at a bar. If you win tournament of champions at the bar, like I did, she gives you $100 to play in ANY touramanet I want in AC. I just have to bring her back a reciept so she can see I didnt spend it at, idk, clothes shopping or something. And then its done.

    Edit: Oh, yes the tournamant is in AC, but she has nothing to do with that. She makes nothing off that. It has nothing to do with her, or the league at all. The money I am using to enter the tournament is her money though, that I won.

    Does this make sense?? No one is making money off me in any way shape or form.
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    So the tournament at the bar is a loss leader. Bar holds tournament to bring in business. Bar awards you money to take to AC. Got it.

    Quote Originally Posted by AnW819 View Post
    Does this make sense?? No one is making money off me in any way shape or form.
    Assuming you only use the $100 she gave you, this is true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greebo View Post
    So the tournament at the bar is a loss leader. Bar holds tournament to bring in business. Bar awards you money to take to AC. Got it.


    Assuming you only use the $100 she gave you, this is true.
    Why would I spend more money. The only reason I am going to AC is because someone gave me money to go play. Other than that, I play free poker, all the time. Bar does not give me the $100, the tournament leader gives me $100. Haha, I guess its confusing?

    I am not stupid, I have been to AC many, many, many times and never spend money; yet alone money I don't have. I don't get sucked into the I am gonna get rich thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnW819 View Post
    Why would I spend more money. The only reason I am going to AC is because someone gave me money to go play. Other than that, I play free poker, all the time.

    I am not stupid.
    Nobody said you were.
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