She shack under constuction

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  1. davethehiker

    davethehiker

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    My wife's 58 year old son died two years ago. Her house has remained empty since he passed away. She just got around to selling it, pending paper work. There was furniture and other belongings that my wife wanted to hang on to. We can put some of it my house, but there was other stuff that I don't have room for and she is unable to part with. The solution was to build a "She Shack" where those treasures can be stored. It won't be long now! I hired two men to build the shed for me. I think it will done and painted in a few more days. Then I can hire two young men to move the furniture from her house into this shed. shedsequence-7.jpg
     
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    If I told my wife that the stuff that meant something to her was going into a shed, she’d beat my ass.
     

  3. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Philippians 4: 6-7

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    There is no doubt that you love your wife very much. Well done, sir.
     
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    Nice going, sir.
     
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    Dave wears the pants in his family :animlol:
     
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    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Unless your house was filled with precious furniture you simply can’t live without. Why wouldn’t you just sell the stuff you have to make room for the stuff she’s attached to?


    Certainly can’t be because it doesn’t fit the decor or style, so what’s the hang up other than it’s “hers”?
     
  7. davethehiker

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    1) See post 5.
    2) We are finding room in "my" house for most of her furniture. Some of it will fit into our guest bedrooms.
    3) We have three pianos in my house. (I don't play piano.)
    4) Her last husband was a collage professor and a lot of her furniture looks like early Salvation Army.
    5) A forth piano is going with her old house that she sold to a house flipper.
    6) Some of you guys sound whossy pouped.
    7) I abhor clutter.
    8) pianoLR.jpg 9) My wife loves and respects me and much as I love her.
    10) We need room to dance.
    11) We grew up in the 50's and our relationship is different from what yours might be, but it works.
    12) I bought this house and furnished it before we married.
    13) I also forbid her adult boomerang son from from living in my house and he remained living in his mother's house until he died recently.
    14) See post 5.
    15) My wife kisses me good night every day and thanks me for making her so happy.
    16) I don't know who wore the pants in her marriage to her her late husband but see post 5.
    17) It works for us and I'm lucky to be married to her. I hope your relationship works for you.
    18) A lot of the furniture and other crap that is going into the shed is being saved for her bother, (If he wants it.)
    19) I doubt that she will every look at the things she is storing once they are stored but it makes her happy so it's okay with me.
     
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  8. Flying-Dutchman

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    A shed is a good compromise.

    Better than renting a storage unit for $200/month.

    10 years go by and you realize you spent $24,000 to store stuff you never use.
     
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    #12. You completely missed what I was saying.
     
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  10. DaleGribble

    DaleGribble Liberals 'R Bad!!!!

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    As much as I disagree with Dave over this, no, he didn't miss what you were saying. He plainly addressed it, just in a manner that you don't like.

    I look at it like this, I don't agree with the way Dave is managing this situation but the simple truth is, it's between him and his wife. Yeah, he's posting it here for people to comment on, which you and I are free to do, and have done, so there's that, but that doesn't change the fact that he answered you.

    My grandparents, who were married for over 60 years, had a similar arrangement. My grandfather wore the pants and they weren't equals. They chose how to be married. It sounds like Dave and his wife have done the same.

    I don't agree with their philosophy, but it's their marriage. I wish them luck.
     
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    vikingsoftpaw DEPLORABLE ME!

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    Your she shack is a micro apartment for stuff?

    It looks like you have the future hording under control.
     
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    You also missed what I was saying Dale.

    But that’s ok too.
     
  13. ThatGuyYouKnow

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    Then please, clarify yourself so everyone can understand.
     
  14. DaleGribble

    DaleGribble Liberals 'R Bad!!!!

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    No, I didn't. You said...



    Paraphrased as "Don't be a dork, sell some crap you don't give two ****s about and make room for her sentimental stuff!"

    To our generation, that's the logical thing to do. If I marry a woman I agree to merge lives with her, that includes her important things and my important things, together, in one home for the two of us. You probably think the same way, at least I think you do based on earlier postings.

    Then you had a significant question at the end, "Hers", which we know from previous threads, is a point of contention in the whole debate about the topic. With Dave, it is his house, his stuff, his money, her money, and so on and so on.

    Like it or not, Dave did address all of that. He said two things that sum the whole issue up and answers your questions to a tee...

    Dave wears the pants and it works for them. That's why he's not selling or trashing any of his stuff, period. He's ok with it, she's ok, so be it.

    Feel free to fling poo at your leisure, but that's it and that's that.

    As I said, I don't agree with their arrangement, but it's their arrangement.
     
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    Nice.

    Now you need a man cave.
     
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    ERASER Nyuk,Nyuk,Nyuk!

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    I always appreciate when you miss what I’m saying and then spend hours in a vain attempt to tell me what I actually meant. Timeless DG fail.


    Please re-read the last sentence in my first post and then look at the photo he posted.
     
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    Dave sounds like the kind of guy who instead of stressing out about a problem or *****ing about it, takes action and DOES something about it.

    Right on, Dave.
     
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    Not sure about how the climate and critters are down where Dave lives, but around here, if you put "stuff" in an unheated outbuilding. it all picks up a funky smell and rodent tracks in a short time.
     
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    Yep
     
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