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I'm a Poor Wife
« on: December 06, 2013, 08:11:27 pm »
Since Pat's back surgery two weeks ago, I have done what I know how to do and what I have been told to do, but I am still a wreck, failure, or whatever else you would call being completely out of my comfort zone.

The church ladies have brought several meals, and there is Chinese take out, but I have not done well in the food department.  I am satisfied with sandwiches, but that will not work but just a few times.

Then there is dish washing.  I have learned to clean up immediately at the end of the meal, wipe off the table,  and put everything up.  No dirty dishes is a good thing.

The whites go in one washing load and the colored clothes go in another.  When the drier buzzer goes off, the clothes come out immediately or you will be fluffing them with a little more run time.

The beds hafta be changed.  Everything comes off and to the washer I go.  Meanwhile I gotta wrestle with putting the clean sheets, etc. on the bed.

Oh DanG, it is lunchtime and I have not even thought about lunch.  Chinese takeout will work only once.   :-\

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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 08:14:03 pm »
MM, that sounds like my life, as I am a bachelor.  :D :D All the good local restaurants know me by name now.
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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 08:24:24 pm »
MM you beat my first wife by a mile!  If I didn't already have numder 2, i might have gave you a shot.  those are fine qualitys in a woman.  Just kiddin. cant wait to meet you mon or tuesday ill be in rusk one of those days.  your wife has a good man.  there are few left. as my moma says

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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 08:31:59 pm »
DanG Magic….where were you when I had the Flu?
I'm thinking......

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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 08:40:21 pm »
Sounds like devotion to me, Lynn.  :-*
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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 08:40:40 pm »
I know where you are coming from Lynn. It is hard for us old dogs to learn new tricks. I have been doing the house work for the last six months. I would rather saw dry hickory than do house work.
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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 08:45:56 pm »
Lynn, I know exactly where you are coming from. I tend to put the dirty dishes right in the dishwasher, without scrubbing them in the sink, the wash water from from the dishwasher goes right into the pipe under the sink. When I need clean socks or underwear, get them out of the drier where they are left after drying....both completely un-acceptable. You didn't mention dusting, vacuuming and mopping, which have to be done in a certain sequence and time frame. Why does the bed have to be made up all spiffy when it will get all tumbled up again in a few hours ?  Men make lousy house keepers, especially when supervised by the woman of the house....Nelda and I have more or less come to grips with most of the difficulties after 14 years, but I'll have to admit, I'm a pretty bad housewife
 ;D You have company....
ps   having a sawmill and logs in the back yard don't make it any easier....
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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 09:14:41 pm »
I know where you are coming from Lynn. It is hard for us old dogs to learn new tricks. I have been doing the house work for the last six months. I would rather saw dry hickory than do house work.


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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2013, 09:32:49 pm »
It takes two,to run a house. My wife has been laid up for a few weeks at a time. And than when summer gets here,I'm outside alot more and not helping out inside. She misses the little things that I do. She does most of the inside work and I do most of the outside work.
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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2013, 09:38:35 pm »
You didn't mention dusting, vacuuming and mopping, which have to be done in a certain sequence and time frame.
Yup, I did forget to mention that.  I am/was not complaining, just sorta running through the things that she does every day that I never think about.  I would make a very poor wife.
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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2013, 09:39:38 pm »
It is interesting how in many of our relationships [lives/marrages, etc] we take on various roles and activites associated with day to day living, and forget what our partners do to keep our joint lives on track. 
My wife is just recovering from 6 weeks of rehab following a horse riding accident.
I can relate to all the posts above about how much work our partners do for us [and us in return].
I had surgery last spring and my wife took on all my extra chores and now that I have done hers in return for a few weeks I really appreciate what she has done for me over the last 30 years.
In my opinion, I believe [we all] need to remeber to do something a little special every once in a while [for both of us] to celebrate life with the special friends/people so dear to us.
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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2013, 09:45:42 pm »
Amen, just asked when the sheets were going on, " I have already put them on" she said,  :)
Love every minute with her,  be lost without her,   david
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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2013, 09:59:05 pm »
Don't forget a clean floor gets you brownie points.
When cleaning the bathroom, always be sure to dry the seat,
otherwise someone might be surprised and then you will loose
the brownie points! 

It is good to help out once in a while, a good husband will
always try to pick up his shoes when the wife is vacuuming.
Sounds like a lot of trouble but it's better than having them
thrown at him.

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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2013, 10:29:37 pm »
It seems that Pat has a pretty good husband.

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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2013, 11:10:28 pm »
Like the others have said, I know what you are talking about.  My wife's ovarian cancer surgery then 3 years ago she got her foot crushed at work.  She is still using a cane to get around on.  We are thankful every day.  I am really thankful both of our girls would stop by and help, the youngest did the washing, the oldest did the shopping.  It is easy to take their work for granted until you have to add it to your list of things to do.  I am shocked at the number of men that don't or won't step up.  Prayers for your wife's health improving. 
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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2013, 01:25:18 am »
First of all please tell Pat we wish her a quick recovery, and so far it sounds like you make a way better wife than I ever would!  ;)

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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2013, 03:40:40 am »
From a current "house husband".

Slow Cooker is your friend.  Throw all the fixings in in the morning, and just forget it. Dinner time comes around and there is a big bowl of Stew / Curry / Chilli all ready to go. We have a "go to" with a Coconut curry chicken, with the veges and potatoes all mixed in.

As for the intricacies of laundry... You are on your own there   :D

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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2013, 05:32:51 am »
Like many men I can comfortably live in clutter.  My wife has had to help out with her family in Vermont 3 separate times over the past year.  During the week or so when she is away the house gets a bit messy.  I have to take several hours to "tidy up" before she gets home.  This topic reminds me that I need to tell her later today how much I appreciate coming home to a clean house.
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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2013, 05:50:32 am »
You might make a poor wife, but are a great husband for trying so hard!
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Re: I'm a Poor Wife
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2013, 06:04:46 am »
It certainly is an eye opener when half the team goes down.   :D  A few years ago, Cowboy Bob had a major surgery that put him down for 3 weeks, and on limited duty for another three afterward. 

In addition to bringing in the wood, and keeping the fire going, there was the critters to feed and grass to mow.  I did his hauling work for three weeks, with an Amish teen helping load the calves and cows.  Even though I'd been with him hundreds of times, I never had to set up the route and handle the paper work alone.  I had to reject a calf and listen to the farmer tell me I didn't know what I was doing, just like Bob puts up with everyday. 

The upswing was that although I thought I knew how he felt at the end of the day, I got an education in the difference between riding along, and being in charge.  No one was happier than I was when he went out there and swung himself back up in that truck! 

Magic, I'll bet Pat thinks you're the best wife she's ever had.   :)
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