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Thread: You must read this...it really happened to me.

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    I got up this morning to find DH missing from his side of the bed. A few minutes later, he comes in the front door to tell me he could not sleep, so he was going to load all his valuable metal into the truck and finally recycle it. Whoopee! I've been after him to get it out of the yard for the past year, so I was thrilled. I decided to make him his favorite hot cereal to celebrate. So there I am preparing his cereal, having a cup of tea, Trying to wake up. (I am so not a morning person...). I opened the door to let him know his breakfast was ready, and I hear my sweet, mild mannered, DH letting loose a string of profanity that would make a mechanic blush. I quietly closed the door saying nothing. I figured I would let what ever it was, blow over, then talk to him. I just walked back in to enjoy my tea, sitting in the side of my bed.
    About this time, he came storming in, furious, saying nothing. I like to be a good DW and not bother him when he is mad, I'm not that stupid. It happens so rarely that I was a bit shocked at his language, so I kept quiet.
    He walked around saying dammit!, dammit!, dammit!, under his breath. When he sat down with his coffee, I finally said 'Do I dare ask?
    He said very tense and calm (you know the tone), "I just busted the window." Stupid me says "I did not hear any glass break in the house".
    He turns bright red again, and says quietly "The truck window".

    Now at this point I will let you know two things, he has a new bed liner that does not fit smooth, and he recently downgraded our comprehensive coverage so our deductible was higher, to save a few bucks.

    I kept a straight face, and replied " How did it break?" He said "Oh, I tossed a piece of pipe into the truck bed, and it actually bounced up and hit the window." You would be so proud of me, I calmly called the insurance company and reported the problem, called a friend in the auto glass business, and said to DH "there dear, it is all taken care of".

    I made arrangements to get it fixed, helped him tape the shattered glass up. so he could drive to work tonight, Made his lunch and sent him to work. As he rolled out of the driveway, I lost it! Mwahahahaa!

    When he changed the insurance, he raised the deductible to $500.00.
    The window replacement will be $480.00! If you deduct what he made off of the recycled metal, ($25.00) and the savings so far in the insurance for the past two months, ( $26.00), His cheaper insurance just cost us $429.00! I just love men's logic.

    Do you have any idea how hard it was to keep a straight face in the middle of all this?! My cheeks still hurt, from biting the smile back all day! Gotta lov'em! And how was your day?

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    OMG funny but sounds like something my DH would do too. They are not alone though had a friend whos husband wanted a new flat screen tv. She agreed if she could have a new door with a window and pet door. She wanted the one for 200 dollars but he said he could do it himself and got cheaper 100 dollars door. while he was cutting it for the pet door ....yep the whole door cracked in half. So he had to go back and get the 200 dollar door. So to save a 100 dollars he spent 300 dollars for a door that should of been 200 dollars. But he got his flat screen TV. Like you said men logic LOL

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    LOL----I know what you mean, my dh is always spending dollars to save cents. DH is so tight that his eyelids squeak when he blinks and we won't even talk about what happens when he yawns!!!

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    LOL!!!!!

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    at least he got rid of the scrap! my husband is the same way..right now he is adding onto the back of the garage..he wanted to do it himself. he works a 12 hour day.. :roll:

    so he was out there everynight until it either got to dark to see, or until the mosquitos brought him to the back door.
    just for fun, i got an estimate..they are free.
    $3,400. for a 10' by 24' add on..cement work. PLUS the estimate included replacing 3 large slabs in the driveay that are badly cracked.
    he dug the 36" trench..rat wall, took the dirt to the front on the driveway..(now it has to be handled again..into a truck to the dump, then be shoveled out of the truck) why does he not think his time is worth money?
    he moved 3 yards of gravel from the front of the driveway to behind the garage..in the rain, and rented a tamper. in the rain..it had to be moved, otherwise the rain would of hardened it like cement! he ordered all the wood to build the forms..did all that. Bless his heart..
    he came home early 2 times so he could work on saving money on his addition.
    he changed his day off from saturday to wednesday, so he could be there when it was inspected, and be there when the lumber yard unloaded the trusses. now we had a wedding to go to this saturday, and now he has to work. so i will go by myself..which doesn't bother me..i don't have to cook!
    MEN!
    the rest of the lumber will be dropped off monday..in the driveway of course. which he will have to move to the back..
    :roll:
    he is 54 years old..works way to hard to save a few bucks. what took him 2 weeks..would of taken the cement company 2 days..and it would of been done.
    oh, and clean up? not yet..but i am sure he will make the time!

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    Kelly, that was an Oscar winning performance!! APPLAUSE!! :D:D

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    Oh this sounds sooooo familiar. My DH will do a project himself and it takes forever longer than having it done but we do save in the long run. He has a heart condition, is diabetic, and is in beginners stage kidney failure so gotta give him a hand for what he does. I just let him do it at his own pace and the results are great. Me...I would have hired it out and got it done quickly.l I am teh one to help clean and put things up. ROFL. We have to love them.

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    Aw, well, I was hoping he made more in scrapping th metal, lol. His heart was in the right spot, lol!

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    madame kelly: I am so impressed by your behavior while DH was still at home. :D

    Sounds like the same brilliant logic my DH has at times.

    :hunf: :hunf:

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    I'm glad you held it in until AFTER he left. But it does sound SO FAMILIAR.

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    That so sounds like some of our days.

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    LOL, those stories sound so familiar :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    LOL----I know what you mean, my dh is always spending dollars to save cents. DH is so tight that his eyelids squeak when he blinks and we won't even talk about what happens when he yawns!!!

    OMG, his eylids squeak!!!! I am glad I wasn't drinking my water when reading that one!!! I am going to steal that saying for sure!!!!

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    A very familiar story, I applaud your performance :D:D:D

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    Men, gotta love them.... :lol: :lol:

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    I am soooooo understanding and am sooooo proud of you for not laughing until he left for work. I don't know how you kept your composure. Strong lady. Yes, their reasoning is much different than ours. So is their logic. Possibly, if you had been in the yard, it would have been your fault the pipe bounced. Gotta love them....

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    Did you calculate in how much it would have cost to have the stuff hauled off?????? Should figure that in!

    LOL --I love the line, too, about eyelids squeak. My late DH used to say that...but the added part about yawning had me laughing!

    Yes - you deserve an Oscar!

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    My DH did the same thing only he was loading wood for the stove. Good thing was our insurance paid the bill

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    I'm proud of you. I wouldn't have been able to keep a straight face.

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    Oh this sounds like a normal day around my house.

    We NEED a fence, we have two dogs and three kids, we NEED a fence. I mentioned getting a FREE QUOTE to my husband, he refused and decides that he is going to put up a chain link. Well I should say WE are going to put up a chain link fence. he spends FIVE days digging the holes, he dug about a 1/3 of the holes skipped a day because of pain dug another 1/3 of them, then skipped a day cause of pain, then finally finshed them off. lol Then we spend a couple days setting poles. I mixed concrete and leveled the post. then we started stretching the fence. He stretched one side so far that it pulled the pole out of the ground on the other side. WAY TO GO JA! So I dig it out, fix it, get it back in the ground. That side of the fence is still laying on the ground (THREE weeks later). Not only did he make this mistake ONCE but he made it TWICE! There is still another pole that needs to be ripped out and put back in STRAIGHT! he made the comment the other day...Why didn't WE just have someone come in and do this.... I said EXCUSE me! I offered to get a quote but you refused (Well that was the short version of what I said). His blood pressure went up! the fence hasn't been touched since then! 1500 dollars worth of fence materail back there and I am still taking the dogs out on freaking leashes! I love the JA though! lol

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    I am chuckling under my breath....my DH does exactly those things, and I know exactly what you went through. Gotta love 'em!!! :-) :? :? :shock:

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    Thought these were the things that made life fun or funny!!
    Good Job on keeping your composure !!
    They did it around here also, pitch fork right thru the back window, expensive trip to the dump. :) Lots of reminders after that, Mom would give them the look right as finishing up, then it was gently put in the back!! :)

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    My you kept it together. Good job.

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