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  • OK, so my long arm has to pay for itself-why doesn't his boat?

    Old 08-31-2011, 08:27 AM
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    Don't get me wrong, I love my husband for insisting I get my LA because I wanted it. I have been working hard at learning how to use it. He thought I should be able to just go for it and make money. He doesn't have a clue what's involved. I love it and want to do this for money but not only that. I really enjoy doing the quilting. I feel like I have to fight for my time to quilt which doesn't help. When he wanted a boat, we bought a boat. It sits there 99% of the time. It certainly hasn't helped catch enough fish to justify the price. Also the $600 cross bow that he had to have for Christmas last year that is still decorating the corner of my living room-not even fired. He really doesn't deny me what I want if we can do it, not that I ask very often but why do I have to justify it? I got the camera I have wanted for over 30 years because I am the photographer for my EHC club. Why can't wives just have expensive toys?
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    Old 08-31-2011, 08:32 AM
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    A M E N !! :thumbup:
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    Old 08-31-2011, 08:32 AM
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    They can! and DON'T feel guilty about it! Life is short, enjoy your LA, earn money with it when you can - but don't stress over it! :thumbup:
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    Old 08-31-2011, 08:32 AM
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    Good questions!!!
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    Old 08-31-2011, 08:34 AM
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    My hubby supports my habits. I do limit myself though because we are like the majority of ppl, wanna get out of debt!
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    Old 08-31-2011, 08:35 AM
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    I remind my husband of this very fact...he spends money on his hobbies, but sometimes gets a little annoyed when I spend money on mine. I tell him "fair is fair and I'm spending my overtime money only". But why should I have to justify? He needs to get over it!!! LOL
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    Old 08-31-2011, 08:39 AM
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    I got my long arm by looking at the corvette in the garage. We can't drive it often because: it's raining. It's going to rain. it might rain. it rained last week etc.
    I told him that even if I quilted 5 quilts a year it would get used more that that car, and I wouldn't be paying for collision insurance to boot!
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    Old 08-31-2011, 08:40 AM
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    Tell him he needs to give people paid boat rides while you're quilting for hire LOL
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    Old 08-31-2011, 08:48 AM
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    Old 08-31-2011, 08:49 AM
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    My hubby said something once about burning all the books I have and don't need etc. I told him we'd start the fire with those baseball cards he has. He's never said another word.

    Fair is fair.
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