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Old 09-06-2008, 06:32 PM   #3331
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Call the repairman in anyways, LC.........you can't let your house fall down around your ears........my hubby used to have a problem with that, too, but he has such a busy job he no longer protests when I call help in........he literally does not have the time to repair anything.....if hubby can't do it and he won't just call someone in...........
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:53 AM   #3332
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Hey Babe, if it makes you feel any better, I am forever walking into things or tripping over my own feet. I am a walking band-aid often. Age has nothing to do with it. I have been accident prone since I was a kid. I have sensory nerve damage to my feet cos of my anti-rejection drugs so my feet are forever getting injured. The podiatrist looks at me and asks me what happened to this toe or that foot, etc and I just shrug my shoulders cos I don't have a clue. These things happen to the best of us. Don't let it shake your confidence tough if you can help it. It can be very hard to get the confidence back again.

Laurie, never even thought for a moment that you were whining! Classic vent in my opinion!

Lady Cook, I agree with Expatgirl. Get someone in. It might inspire him to do something. Either way, you get your house repaired.

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Old 09-07-2008, 10:38 AM   #3333
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Call the repairman in anyways, LC.........you can't let your house fall down around your ears........my hubby used to have a problem with that, too, but he has such a busy job he no longer protests when I call help in........he literally does not have the time to repair anything.....if hubby can't do it and he won't just call someone in...........
I was married to someone like this for 25 years. He wanted a home but didn't want to maintain it. After having a brother who built his own home from foundation, it was hard for me to accept his indifference. He was physically able but remained sedentary. If anything got done around this house, I had to do it. From taking up carpeting in entire house while he stayed in the basement. I did many things with help from my brother and I am first to admit does not look like professional but did the job. This is why I don't understand how people marry each other. Only know my dad abusive same way my husband was. I just think you cannot change person unless they want to change. I can see that in the family, some will see work and do it; others walk by it.

I hope I am in the right column. This gets me when two people can't seem to understand why the other one does what they do? Like all the counselors told me (5 to be exact) if he doesn't want to come to counseling couldn't do anything with only me. I just don't know how my mother did it. always said she was blessed with her kids. All of us, and we were far from perfect.

My heart goes out to you Ladycook get someone before it gets too much for you. Don't let this yahoo get by with his laziness. That is all it is, lazy. If he has to pay for it, will make a difference. money always changes things.
Sorry to be so crude but this always always hits nerve with me. Wrong nerve. I am hoping for understanding of why and how this happens?
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:09 PM   #3334
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Babe, so sorry to here about your fall. Take it easy because even though your knees weren't scraped doesn't mean there isn't damage. I am so glad you bought a cane......and a nice colourful one! I have a black one and told DH that if I didn't get the surgery soon I was going to buy this one I saw with irridescent butterflies all over it. Looks like I won't need it now, but if I ever do again you can bet I will go in style as well.

Take good care my friend, I (and others here) worry about you....that's our job!!!!
saw a cool one on line, it had many colors of balloons on it. would sure like to have it.

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Old 09-07-2008, 10:36 PM   #3335
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I hope everyone is soon on the mend.

Babe, James bought a red cane with a dragon head on it (with a marble in its mouth, lol) just in case. He used it a few times when his knee was acting up. I ended up having to use it when my cellulitis was so bad. It's something most people don't think of until they need one, but it is a good idea to have one around!

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Old 09-08-2008, 07:18 PM   #3336
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my mother-in-law inherited several beautiful canes from various relatives that she looked after..........she gave me a very nice shelaleigh (spelling????) an Irish cane made from bone because of my Irish roots.......I have it hanging on the wall at home

Another vent: DH checked our statements on Saturday and found that his Visa card (he's the only who has one as he uses it for business) had $400 that had been charged to it from a gas station in Brooklyn. The farthest north in the continental USA that he's been to in the last 5 years is Houston, TX.......thank goodness for Skype 'cause as soon as he discovered it he called their 24 hour hotline and reported it.......I think the agent called him "Sir" 50 times.......he has had this same account for 34 years and this is the first time ever that we've had any problems with credit card fraud......and he charges a lot of business to it........thankfully he's a fanatic about checking his statements.........even the agent thanked him for being a long-time customer and would get right on it..........you, know, you really feel violated but I know that it's happening everywhere
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:23 PM   #3337
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jake's not here yet & i'm starving & i've cramps, too. (poor jake)
i so understand guys nite, cause i like nites out with my buddies, too, at least he could call so i could cook fer myself.
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:29 PM   #3338
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cook enough for 2, luvs, and keep his half warm..........either that or have some fruit......I always keep dried apricots on hand (good with a cup of hot tea as well as very nutritious) as I never know when DH is going to be home during budget time........this last week averaged at about 8:30pm......now he's in the UK on business for the next week.........
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i figure i'll eat cereal & fruit. he didn't answer his phone. it's on.....
i'm craving a certain kind of yogurt & he's not here. maybe me & my pepper spray will go to get it ourselves.

i haerd from him... we're eating cereal.
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I hope everyone is soon on the mend.

Babe, James bought a red cane with a dragon head on it (with a marble in its mouth, lol) just in case. He used it a few times when his knee was acting up. I ended up having to use it when my cellulitis was so bad. It's something most people don't think of until they need one, but it is a good idea to have one around!

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We inherited a collection of canes and walking sticks from hubby's mother. The collection sat in her house for years, collecting dust and soot from the fireplace. I had to clean it all to see what was on the canes and sticks. One cane I used for when my knee got so bad I couldn't walk, it is a plain oak cane, meaning no special engravings or anything on it.
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