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  1. Careers
    my husband may soon be a displaced special ed teacher. has has been displaced once before, and has been in his current position only a few years (was in last one 13 yrs, and one prior to that for 9). we are planning ahead but we know that he will be up against a lot of fresh competition (brand...
  2. Getting spouse on board
    I have been complaining about the price of our cable bill for years. I just don't understand paying someone $120 a month for a bunch of things I don't even watch, and watching hubby channel surf for 20 min. or more trying to find something to watch and then end up watching something we have...
  3. General Chat
    For the first time in at least 6 months, my husband went grocery shopping with me today. I thought the poor man was going to have a heart attack at the price of everything. First we went to the "cheap" grocery store. He has never cared for most of their foods. He also had no idea how much of our...
  4. Support
    I am getting very worried about hubby and the stress at his job. He really enjoyed his job for years~ up until a few months ago. His coworker has been out on comp for 3+ months. There is no chance at all he could come back until mid Jan if even then. Hubby delivers freight for one of the big...
  5. Support
    Yesterday being the 3rd grandam was in a panic to go to k mart shopping. Well we to 3 junks stores to get Christmas presents for her daughter and grand kids. Then went to k mart to get games fr the Wii she has put in layaway and paid on it then went to wally for me to pick up a few things...
  6. Dave Ramsey
    And actually, his parents were the ones paying it - so we paid if off for them (they're retired and really need all the income they can keep). :D It is so nice to be able to help them out! No debt of our own meant we had the means to get 'er done. Woo-hoo! Sure hope they love their...
  7. General Chat
    Hubby has been down in SC visiting his Dad, we bought tickets 6+ weeks ago, he was supposed to go Charlotte NC-DC-Manchester NH....he was told upon check in at NC that flight was 'full', they rerouted him to NC-Philly-NH...he will now be getting home 4+ hrs. later than originally booked (a real...
  8. General Chat
    I've been married sixteen years to my husband,and during that time he's proven himself to be a compulsive shopaholic. He's addicted to games like Dungeons and (Dragons and Warhammer 40k and continually spends money we don't have on that stuff. He's done things like spend $800 dollars in one...
  9. Relationships
    Sunday will be 2 weeks since my mini stroke. The house is a mess> dust, pet hair and piles of clean laundry to be put away.Hate it. Last night my husband made love to me and I was not able to participate as usual. When we were done he held me and the tears rolled down his face as he told me...
  10. Father's day
    My husband runs his own part time machine shop out of our garage, he has been watching for a good deal on a welder on craigslist, found one he was really excited about a few towns over, was going to go pick it up last week (he wants it not just for work but for some hobby projects he wants to...
  11. Frugal Living
    Background Hubby doesn't like to go shopping for clothes for him. He only does it when they are very well worn out. He has specific things he wants/likes. No iron docker style pants, No iron button down collar shirts, Gold Toe Dress socks the ones with cotton in them not the all nylon ones...
  12. Home Environment
    we are moving somewhere smaller. hubby has a big problem with this. NOt sure how I can get him to think about the positive side of it? Suggestions? Also he collects actions figures is there a way to display these in a small space on a tight budget. We are going from 1200 sq feet house to 800...
  13. Stay at home moms
    What do you do with your day when hubby has OT Saturday? We only have one car so we're home most of the time and will be if hubby has work. Saturdays are usually my day to have 2 hours "off" but not this week so what to do when we've been home most of the week...my son seems to get really...
  14. Family
    He spent all his birthday money and gift cards on a video camera for the family. It was generous of him to use his money and gift cards he could have spent on himself on us but it was also so very thoughtful. This is why it is so thoughtful. 1)Little Miss (4th grade) is taking an after...
  15. General Chat
    We have eaten 100% whole wheat bread all the children's life and most of our married life. Today I had to buy Wheat bread not 100% whole wheat bread as the store was really low on things from the snow storm. Hubby spies the wheat bread in the bread box. He picks it up like it was contaminated...
  16. General Chat
    I feel like I am gonna burst! This morning hubby's boss called me to let me know that dh is going to be receiving the CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR! award at the Army post where he works! I can't tell him, it's supposed to be a surprise but his boss wanted to be sure I would be at the luncheon tomorrow...
  17. General Chat
    So I have been without an oven for well over 2 yrs now! My stove top works but the oven started building up gas and exploding out so anyways....since I haven't worked in well...2 yrs I couldn't afford a new stove. Even used out here people want $200 or more...well for Xmas my Dh bought me a...
  18. Frugal Living
    Hubby has played WoW for several years now. To help make our budget work Hubby decided to cancel his subscription. He figured with Cataclysm coming out this was a good time to do so, so the money wouldn't been spent on the new release. I know this was hard for him (it was hard for DS to as he...
  19. Home Environment
    So DS#2 and DS#3 decided that they'd rather go back to sharing a room and using the other room as a game room for them and a crafting/computer room for me!! So I really wanted to utilize my space so I decided to put a desk in the closet. Hubby thought he could build one and heres how it turned...
  20. General Chat
    I just home from spending 2 days with a dear friend in Sacramento. She lives about 3 hours south, and I live an hour east... so we planned on meeting in Sacramento, and staying a few nights, shopping, eating, talking..... catching up (we lived in the same town about 5 years ago, we talk via...
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