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Old 01-02-2009, 11:39 PM   #21
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I do 90% of the cooking and 95% of the dishes. With a classic "absent minded professor/mad scientist" of a wife, it is just easier than splitting the dishes. (she CAN cook!)

Every now and then she will be a dear and unload the dishwasher for me. After a few events, she has learned that if she isn't exactly sure where I keep something, to just leave it on the counter. (She sometimes pads the pile with extras, I am sure! )

She has also stopped being resentful when I ask her "what are you looking for" when she is in a kitchen cabinet. Saves a lot of time cuz I generally know where it all is.

Unless she just unloaded the dishwasher, of course.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:50 PM   #22
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I don't like that my husband to inter fare with any household works. He may assists me or suggest me (generally he does not) but final decisions is mine.

I have one maid and one cook so I don't require his help.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:27 AM   #23
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We all cook in the kitchen together and I never have trouble with people putting things in the wrong places. They just never put anything away!
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:38 AM   #24
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Appropriate "gotcha," snack. However, I never had the kind of experience you describe. I was lucky, in that Buck and I worked like a well-oiled machine in the kitchen. Some of our best times were spent creating dishes together. He was an awesome cook on his own and, together, we were quite a team. Maybe our secret was the number of years we spent in the kitchen together, 32.
I'm late coming in on this but I read about Buck, Katie, in that thread remembering him. You are so blessed to have had such a man.
I'm 42 and single, still, but I did have a very nice boyfriend for about two years back in the 90s but he was killed in a car wreck. He decided to make my kitchen more "efficient" and moved everything!! I came home, started to cook dinner for us, and to my horror, I couldn't find anything. I got him back in there and threatened him with my electric carving knife and he put everything back. Oh, he was a funny guy!!
Sad to say he passed two weeks before we were to be married. I still wear the wedding set he got for me. He also decided to move the litter box and my cats had a fit!
A death wish? Well, rearranging the kitchen and moving the cat box was flirting with death, I think! He was lucky the cats didn't eat him.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:56 AM   #25
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This is too funny. I love hearing about these stories you guys. Shortly after I posted this I had a really unpleasant convo with my mother that has had me feeling down all night, so this really lifted my spirits. Thanks a bunch and keep em coming.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:05 AM   #26
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Oh, I'm sorry, Snack. Maybe later you can have a better conversation.
Meanwhile, my brother thought he would "help" me move in here. He decided to move the small woodpile OFF the porch, he changed the faucets in the bathroom, and he wanted to paint the living room/dining area/kitchen a bright orange.
I moved the small woodpile back, replaced the faucets, and stopped him from painting the room orange. I asked him why orange and he said it would be a "focus point" in the cabin.
I said, well, focus this and told him not to do it. I left the paneling unpainted.
Guys are funny! Just don't let them paint anything.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:07 AM   #27
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What?!?!?! No painting??? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:17 AM   #28
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He wanted to paint knotty pine paneling! I was horrified! You should see his house - his living room is purple. The master bedroom is pink. Their dining room is a lime green.
I just don't share his taste in room colors, I think.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:20 AM   #29
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OK I am not so random as that, LOL! Mint green dinning room, sky blue living room, antique rose hall and stairway.... oh and someday the kitchen will have daisy yellow paint.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:22 AM   #30
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He wanted to paint knotty pine paneling! I was horrified! You should see his house - his living room is purple. The master bedroom is pink. Their dining room is a lime green.
I just don't share his taste in room colors, I think.
OMG! He must be my husband's long lost twin! (Although now that you mention it, my kitchen is lime green and my livingroom is orange and I actually picked the colors.)
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