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Old 01-11-2010, 01:42 PM   #41
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.just this morning I watched him do some whizzerdry with our CD interest....I think he has no idea that I still have no idea what he is doing
I tried one year to do my own taxes. What a mess! It took me forever. Yeah, I have a Masters Degree, and I should be able to do it, and I did, BUT.... never again! That's why G-d made accountants! Math is not my whiz-bang suit. So I'll cook you dinner, and you do my taxes!

imho, you save money by hiring someone who is a specialist to do those things that you are not gifted in. Time is money, and that year I did my own taxes just about sent me to the looney bin. It took forEVAH, besides.
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:05 PM   #42
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oh my dear, my thoughts are with you . you are both very brave in living the life he has left.

my brother in law just told he has lung cancer. i am afraid he will come to the same place. i hope he is as strong as your husband. he will need to be

keep us posted please,

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Beth, I haven't been around as much lately, but I have been praying for the two of you.

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picture time.....I have before, during and after photos of our recently started painting project.....dh has now decided he does not want anyone to help us, even though many friends keep calling wanting to know when they can come help. It seems to be two things; we have had too many visitors in the past three months and dh wants a professional level job achieved. As to the visitors, their coming to visit seems to be more for their benefit, not ours. They really want to help, or do something, but for now, he just wants to be left alone....As he says, he feels like he is hosting his own funeral...

and we will soon continue a conversation about a topic that needs resolved. He is a fix it person, and he has a few customers who are continuing to call him to do jobs. One job in particular he derives no pleasure...that of buying a new computer for a customer and getting said computer up and running. I am trying to get him to say no to any more outside jobs, especially jobs he doesn't like to do. He wants to stay home now all the time, but he says he can't turn down these old friends/customers. I am struggling with this one...

okay, some before photos..
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some during painting photos:
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Very nice!

So clean and fresh looking I could almost smell the paint as I scrolled through the "after" photos....so tell me that your DH used low-VOC paint! PS~Although I haven't been here long you are in my prayers.
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He is a fix it person, and he has a few customers who are continuing to call him to do jobs. One job in particular he derives no pleasure...that of buying a new computer for a customer and getting said computer up and running. I am trying to get him to say no to any more outside jobs, especially jobs he doesn't like to do. He wants to stay home now all the time, but he says he can't turn down these old friends/customers. I am struggling with this one...

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I can understand his need to do this. I am a computer person. I work in an IT office. Part of my job is to take the "scary" out of PCs. Rich sounds like he doesn't want people to get a poor first impression of the world of computers. What better way than to gently, personally, thouroughly guide someone in the right direction.
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Beth, like BD I can related to this. My DH was a computer programmer, salesperson and technician for over 20 years and an instructor for 13. He is now, by choice in a totally new career but old customers and friends are constantly asking him about computers and while his heart isn't in it he does it for the people.

In Rich's case it may also be a case of closure as well.

Thanks for the pictures, they are great.
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Everyone has their highs and lows, just think about it this way, how are more blessings going to come when your glass is already oveflowing. Just think positve, life is beautiful. Always remember, when a door is closed, a window will be opened.
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