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Thread: Ohhhhh Noooo!!! the only thing that stopped him was..... a plastic bag!!!

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    Ohhhhh Noooo!!! the only thing that stopped him was..... a plastic bag!!!

    This morning I was busy cutting fabric when my DH came to the door and held out this box and said,"Honey, this box that was behind your chair...... is it trash?" I looked up long enough to see a box with some crunched up paper in it and said,"yeah, I guess." A few minutes later, he appeared in the doorway and held up a big ziplock bag filled with precut half square triangles and asked, "Did you mean to throw these away?"
    Well, he definitely had my attention then!!! I ran in and hollered "NO!!!!"' He said, "I put some other things in the box over there that I thought you might want to keep." I looked in the box and there was more pre-cuts, a cook book and I realized he had not picked up the box I thought he had. I yelled, Oh no!!!! What did you do with the rest of the stuff that was in the box?" He said, "I burned it!! " I looked over in the fireplace and there were remnants of pages I had printed off with quilt patterns, all of my forms for mailing overseas, a binder filled with addresses....... And, no telling what else!! I am utterly sick!!! I will definitely pay more attention from now on. I would banish him from my sewing room but he sews too! But, I don't think he'll be cleaning anymore for a while!!!
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    Oh no! And it's so hard because he was being a good man and you told him it was okay. I'm sad for both of you!

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    Your husband takes out the trash????? lol....seriously I would tell him that you will set the trash outside the door of the sewing room! Any chance you have backup on your paperwork on a computer?

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    Oh so sorry!!!! Hard to image a man who sews and takes the trash out,LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker View Post
    This morning I was busy cutting fabric when my DH came to the door and held out this box and said,"Honey, this box that was behind your chair...... is it trash?" I looked up long enough to see a box with some crunched up paper in it and said,"yeah, I guess." A few minutes later, he appeared in the doorway and held up a big ziplock bag filled with precut half square triangles and asked, "Did you mean to throw these away?"
    Well, he definitely had my attention then!!! I ran in and hollered "NO!!!!"' He said, "I put some other things in the box over there that I thought you might want to keep." I looked in the box and there was more pre-cuts, a cook book and I realized he had not picked up the box I thought he had. I yelled, Oh no!!!! What did you do with the rest of the stuff that was in the box?" He said, "I burned it!! " I looked over in the fireplace and there were remnants of pages I had printed off with quilt patterns, all of my forms for mailing overseas, a binder filled with addresses....... And, no telling what else!! I am utterly sick!!! I will definitely pay more attention from now on. I would banish him from my sewing room but he sews too! But, I don't think he'll be cleaning anymore for a while!!!
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    Oh no! That would be heartbreaking, but bless your hubby for trying to help out.
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    OMG Leesa. Maybe that's why you couldn't find my correct address! And cook books, your favorite??? I am so sorry for both of you!!!
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    In the end, it is just stuff. You were distracted. He was trying to be helpful. You are sick. He is sick. It is just stuff. You have your home and you have each other. You have your lives. And I am so glad it was not me. I sure feel for you.
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    ​Nooooo! Now every time you can't find something you are going to think it was in the box. Thinking about what might have been in it is going to drive you crazy too.

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    That's why DH isn't allowed in my sewing room. I take out my own sewing trash because he would throw out most of my "treasure", I'm sure.

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    Its a sick feeling isn't it? But, addresses you can get one way or another. Papers and the patterns can be reprinted. You won't know what is gone until you are looking for it. Then figure out if you still need it and how to replace it if you do. Bet you ask to see the entire box next time before it goes up in flames. Funny how our thoughts at the moment are so much more important than the really hard stuff in life. Give him a hug for sparing your fabric. All will be well with this in no time.

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    Oh, how awful! But it would have to be hard to be too mad at him - he did ask you first. Still, so heartbreaking!! So sorry!!

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    He meant well - but why in the world would he consider something behind your chair to be trash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    He meant well - but why in the world would he consider something behind your chair to be trash?
    Sometimes, when I clean off my computer desk (also in my sewing room) and old papers where I had taken notes, I get a box or container and throw then in there. Just so happens that I was in the process of re-organizing and I put some of the lesser used items in that box until I could decide where I was going to put them. I usually make a bigger mess when I clean something. then when it all goes back, there is some kind of neatness or order to it. He just caught me off guard and preoccupied! He did mean well. And, he did ask! so, I was just as mad at myself as I was at him.
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    Bless his little ole heart! He was just trying to be helpful?!! Well, we all have made blunders, huh?
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    He operates at the level of his capacity. Still,a man who takes out trash isa rare finding,and he likely has other redeeming qualities. Does he cook?

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    Oh, my! I do feel for you both... but, really, a man who sews and takes out the trash (but asks first) is definitely to be forgiven!

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    Oh how awful!! The only time my husband is allowed in my sewing room is to grab the wastepaper basket and that is the only thing he is allowed to touch unless I say otherwise. He had tossed too many of my things away that I wanted to keep. After 53 years I think I have finally trained him!!!

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    Oh Leesa, I surely feel for you! One reason why my hubby isn't allowed anywhere NEAR my sewing room! Oh, and all that information lost.....I would be heart broken.
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    Well he did ask .. LOL He was only trying to help you out ..lol
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    My EX did that once.
    He took a box (we had just moved) that had scrap fabric in it to the dump
    when I realized he had taken the wrong box.
    It had a complete set of silverware in it.
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    oh NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i am so sorry!! poooor hubby its a good thing that man can fill his own bobbins!
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    Very well said.
    Quote Originally Posted by alwayslearning View Post
    In the end, it is just stuff. You were distracted. He was trying to be helpful. You are sick. He is sick. It is just stuff. You have your home and you have each other. You have your lives. And I am so glad it was not me. I sure feel for you.

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    Well said. My sentiments exactly!
    Quote Originally Posted by alwayslearning View Post
    In the end, it is just stuff. You were distracted. He was trying to be helpful. You are sick. He is sick. It is just stuff. You have your home and you have each other. You have your lives. And I am so glad it was not me. I sure feel for you.

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    How terrible. But bless his heart, he was trying to help.

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