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Old 01-05-2009, 10:50 AM
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Gosh, I was rereading this one and remembering when I worked that horrible overnight shift. And in a dangerous neighborhood to boot!!!! I called 911 more that year then I ever di in my whole life!

I am so glad to be HOME. We spend a good amount of time together now in the evenings, square dancing on Mondays; listening to Irish music at the coffeehouse on Wednsdays, FLICS every other Friday and ticket holders to once a month community concerts.........

And when we are home, we are in the same room as compared to when we used to have the computer in one room and the TV in another!

Sueanne, I was reading what you wrote about both being home after retirement. My parents have been home two years now and, for the most part get along just fine but it's the little things that seem to get on their nervers more than anything!
Like my dad making toast and leaving the crumbs on the counter!
Or mom reading the paper first and not putting it back in the right "order" for dad!

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Old 01-07-2009, 04:44 AM
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My husband and I usually have every other weekend to ourselves and even if it is just going to the grocery store we go by ourselves on the weekends if we don't have money to go out. Does that make a date night? I like going to the grocery store with him except sometimes I have to rein in the spending when he comes along.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:39 AM
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My hubby and I don't spend alot of time every day together. We usually will go out for a 1 night a week to the local vfw bar and spend time together. We usually do something together on the weekends. So time it might be just dinner together or watching tv together. Dh is very big about spending time together. More then I am.
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:17 PM
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Train...Just going over the old posts on this subject. Cannot believe how the years went.
So far everything is the same for Me. Love being retired with DH home.

One thing I know as long as I cook three meals a day He will be sitting across the table from Me. After dinner we both watch our own shows on tv or I am on the computer. If we rent a video we watch it together. Glad He does not feel left out.

As you get older you don't go out at night as much since it is harder seeing to drive. He is still passing his test for driving for older people so that helps him to keep busy and we are able to go shopping together during the day. I have a problem with my eyes so don't drive.

Most widows say they would gladly put up with a few things to have their Husband back.
"The only reason why people hold on to memories is because memories are the only things that don't change when everything else does."

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Old 01-08-2009, 06:24 AM
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For us money is tight so we only go out to lunch maybe 1 time a month.But I do try and go in our bedroom and watch tv with him.We don;t really spend alot of time toghther as we are so busy with all 3 of our girls.
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:02 PM
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Sueanne I am one of those that would put up with some things if I was blessed to still have my beloved Otto. It has been 13 yrs now and I still miss him very much BUT I don't dwell on it or would be very depressed don't need that. We spent a good bit of time together when he was not working. And spent every day together doing things once he got sick. I am so glad we had that time.
Donna I am glad you and Mark have this time together doing things you enjoy.
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I will take what I am served knowing someone out there is being served MUCH less
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:25 PM
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dh leaves for work at 7.30am and is home by 6pm usually. He does extra work from home at night so that if we want to chat we can do it and not have him at work where he can't cath up. Weekends are generally free.
Hard to pin down to actual hours and minutes but I think we make the most of little "us" times, if we don't that day we always have a day run down or chat on things before we go to sleep.
Enough I'm guessing LOL

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Old 01-10-2009, 06:19 AM
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My hubby is retired so we spend most of our days together. We do most things together and it is fantastic for us.

I remember the early days in our marriage when we worked opposite shifts, weekends, and 2 and 3 we love our time together now.

We do have time apart too, with groups and activities, friends, and that makes our marriage maintain a healthy balance.

I am married to my best friend!

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Old 01-18-2009, 04:53 AM
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I am housewife. Other than his office hours, we are together all the time. All the time we together will have all emotions. I feel each second 'sweet' becomes 'bitter' after few minutes. Thus I welcome all emotions. Finally 'sweetest' will dominate.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:52 AM
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My husband leaves at 2:30 AM in the mornings & doesn't get home until 4:30 - He works Mon-Tues & has Wednesday off & works Thurs, Fri, Sat & has Sunday's off - I work from Mon - Wed & so he has 1 day to himself which is important & then we have Sunday's together - He works out with the boys in the evenings & so we don't get much time together except on Sunday's - We do make a point of talking on cell phone alot each day & try to talk a few minutes each night - It's really hard sometimes, but we make it work which is the important thing!!!
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