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Good Doctors certainly are NOT handy in the house!

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Monday, July 17, 2017


Well, I'm not in the best of moods here---
Lord love a Duck----
You see, Himself has decided to work 3 mornings a week, only----
Now that leaves Monday and Friday---for him to be home here--with me--ALL DAY---

Now if he were handy--like "Stan the Man"--I could put him to work--- repairing leaky faucets etc etc---
However--Doctors are NOT handy---
When I see him with a hammer in his hand, it causes me great fear--- I know that after he works on a project, Stan the man will have to get out here pretty quick--

If I could maybe have him clean out the garage, (but he thinks the garage is just the way he wants it)---maybe wash the car----or put him online to do his charts, I could get my housey stuff done--He is a pretty good vacuum-er --once I tidy up----get the litter picked up----load the dishwasher----

Lord love a Duck----living with a semi-retired person can be difficult at times---
One must be very creative, just to keep the peace!--


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  • JIBBIE49
    My retired husband drive me nuts.
    863 days ago
  • TERRIJ7
    I can't imagine! Mine is fully retired but busier than ever!
    867 days ago
  • MILTONS_MAMA
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  • IDICEM
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  • LIZZIE138
    If you think semi-retired is bad, just wait till he hits full retirement! It puts a real strain on a relationship... Not in a good way. emoticon
    873 days ago
  • MCJULIEO
    My doctor husband used to be pretty handy, when he made time for the project, but he tended to OVER fix things, that is, he examined the broken thing and instead of just fixing it, he would add little improvements so that he would never have to fix it again... I teased him that if had built the Colosseum in Rome, or the Parthenon in Athens, they would still be standing perfectly whole today!!!!

    NYT best selling author, Adriana Trigiani has been quoted saying that, "Handy is the new SEXY!"
    873 days ago
  • TOMATOCAFEGAL
    LOVE THAT NOTE FROM THE 4 YEAR OLD. WE SHOULD ALL READ THAT DAILY.
    874 days ago
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  • KENDRACARROLL
    Ah, that will be a big adjustment - both for you and for him.
    You guys have worked your lives out thus far and I trust you'll continue to do so.
    Say it with me: "Change is good!"
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    874 days ago
  • IAMSUNNYHOWARD
    Your comment made me laugh, because when my Dad retired, he followed Mom around like a lost puppy dog. She finally got mad, turned around and said " Dammit John, I married you for life, not lunch! Go find something to do!

    He took up tole painting and his pieces either went to Mom, one of his 8 kids. He did a beautiful job. Now that he is gone, those memories are most precious to us.


    874 days ago
  • PACEKA1
    My DH and I are both at home all day on most days. He has a studio downstairs with his computer, his paints and his music. I have the upstairs. We meet for meals and usually after breakfast we talk about the day coming up. It works pretty good!
    874 days ago
  • IMAVISION
    Some doctors are extremely handy around their homes = case in point would be my treasured eldest brother & his wife. There is no project or chore that they will not tackle & do an A+ job of. Totally on his own, he built a spectacular deck onto their beautiful home, which looks out onto the absolutely gorgeous back garden that his wife (another physician) maintains to "House & Garden" magazine perfection. They have never wanted or needed household help because they are self-sufficient in all areas. They both retired several years back (although she is some fifteen years younger than he); however, she so missed her work that she returned to part time hours. Truly they are two of the most loving & giving human beings walking on planet Earth. The thing I appreciate most about them both, is that they are our siblings-in-Christ = the most wonderful of blessings for us to enjoy.

    I have a very dear friend whose husband is a physician & he is quite handy around their home (I call it their "showcase home"); however, he is good about picking & choosing what projects he will do, so often she is left to fend for herself with getting most things done around their home. She is, also, the daughter of a doctor & says that her father was the same way as her husband = believed in a definite division of labor in the home; with the wife taking on most of the responsibilities of keeping things running on the home front.

    I truly do believe that the level of 'Stan the man' in each male has more to do with the individual than with his line of work, Lynda. Both of our son-in-laws are professionals & the Navy pilot of twenty-four years is not at all interested in the jobs of household maintenance = he prefers to hire the work done. Where our business man SIL (owns & runs two successful companies) is like my beloved MrV = they tackle most anything around their homes & do a super great job of whatever they take on. My MrV will even do electrical repairs, which drove me bonkers early on, where now I am completely comfortable with the assurance that he knows what he is doing in that area. His policy is something like, "When in doubt hire a 'Stan-the-man' to do the job!" However, for a good 98% of jobs around our home, he is the one accomplishing them without a 'Stand-the-man' bill coming our way. emoticon

    Please try to enjoy the blessing of more time with your Fred home, Lynda. It is a true blessing of time that y'all are being given.

    God bless!
    874 days ago
  • AZMOMXTWO
    oh my time to find him busy work things that can't get messed up
    874 days ago
  • TWEDEE777
    Lol I hope you have an awesome day!!
    874 days ago
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  • TCANNO
    Now this sounds like my BIL. He can't change a battery on the car and would call a Plumber in to change a tap washer. I am not sure if it is possible for him to change a light bulb.

    The answer is for you to keep getting in his way when he is doing nothing.

    The law bit
    I am not responsible for any action taken on here

    LOL

    875 days ago
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  • SWEDE_SU
    my DH the doctor is fairly handy - but there are enough times when stan the man might be needed afterwards that i definitely understand what you are saying:-) however, they are our guys, they are still here, and we still have fun with them....
    875 days ago
  • MT-MOONCHASER
    At least he's till working three mornings a week...

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  • JANIEWWJD
    I hope you had a good day anyway!!! emoticon Like you say, "Lord love a duck!!!" emoticon
    875 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    I'm sure you can find something for him to do that won't cause additional money or harm! LOL emoticon
    875 days ago
  • no profile photo LAH1222
    Love Nathan's comment. I feel like that at times when my husband, who has been retired much longer than I have, tries to tell me how to do my work around the house.
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  • ALICIA214



    I love Nathan's comment. out of the mouth of babes..

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  • REGILIEH
    Oh Dear! I remember when my husband told me he was going to move his office home I cried! It was an adjustment but after YEARS it is okay! I do feel for you! Just be glad he is still working 3 days a week!

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  • SWILSON2347
    My husband retired 4 years before I did. It was wonderful as he suddenly began to cook, clean house, and even do laundry! He even fussed at me if I came home a bit later than usual! emoticon

    He made my last 4 years at work so much easier. He even babysat for our first grand baby......and that's when I made up my mind to retire too - I was jealous of his time with our granddaughter and wanted to get in on the action! emoticon
    875 days ago
  • SPEDED2
    I tell mine that I married him for better or for worse. Retirement was never mentioned! emoticon
    875 days ago
  • LINDAK25
    It's quite an adjustment when you're used to having that uninterrupted time to yourself!
    875 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    It's been a trial to have hubby at home for more time than he used to be emoticon When you think things can't get worse ... oh, well, we are strong, I guess emoticon
    875 days ago
  • no profile photo VALERRIE
    My dh retired 3 weeks ago after a life of physically and mentally demanding work, phew!!
    We are soooo happy he can live a more sane and restful life and look forward to making many memories!

    The first week we vacationed at one of our favorite spots, Lake George, NY.
    Last Saturday we went to a concert with Eddie Money..."Two Tickets to Paradise"! Very fun!
    We are having fun and plan to try to have a getaway at least once a month, even if only for one night.
    Maybe do the 100 mi. Rt. 1 through the Keys next April!

    Every morning, 5 days a week, we are working out at Planet Fitness.
    Then we'll run errands and sometimes go for a walk. He does the yardwork and helps me cook.
    Tonight he is at the Red Sox game in Boston. We are making a new, happy life!



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  • CAROLJ35
    We have a doctor friend who tries to do his own repairs. If it is electrical, he calls our son, the electrician, to come and bail him out.
    Just be glad you have him all these years!

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  • no profile photo JSEATTLE
    I totally understand. Some people are just not handy. I learned how to use power tools and can take care of most minor issues that arise around the house. And it's good to know when to call in the professional!
    875 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Mom used to say Dad retired from his office downtown to his home office... he would disappear in there and work on his own projects for hours. Which was good in terms of giving her time to "do her thing".

    Doing his own charts... hmmm... promising?
    875 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    You make me smile. I think of the doctors I used to work for and not one of them is handy at home at all. It was a big deal to change a battery in something in the office, if they had to do it. It was always one of us employees keeping things running. But then again, they were excellent at healing sick people. So I guess that's the trade off.

    My hubby is retired full time and so am I. I enjoy hubby being home all the time, as he is Mr. Handy Andy. There's nothing he can't fix. He takes care of all the gardening. Although I must admit I do enjoy when he goes golfing as then it's my "me" time.
    875 days ago
  • HARROWJET
    It isn't easy living with a retired husband but there comes a time when that's the way it is. Good luck!
    875 days ago
  • THOMS1
    Good luck Lynda, that is going to take a lot of getting used to. I hope you have a lot of carpeting to keep him busy. emoticon .
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  • FRAN0426
    My husband has been retired for several years, my problem is I don't like sports playing on the TV so much---otherwise he isn't a bother. He does all the watering off all the plants outdoors, cleans the sunscreen porch, and the driveway. Then he golfs once a week at least. When we owned our home back in Minnesota, he even did all the grass cutting of the lawn, even when he did work. Say there is an idea how about letting your husband take over doing the yard work. It would keep him busy and he could even walk the Germans (as in dogs) once in awhile. Since he has cut down to part time he could use the exercise,less he has a problem that won' allow him some time outdoors.
    875 days ago
  • OLIVINE
    emoticon But we are nurses we can do it
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  • LILLYROSEGRAM
    I know exactly what you mean. So far I haven't hit or bit anyone today!
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  • MARYJOANNA
    Does he have any hobbies? Get him some, quick!
    875 days ago
  • PENOWOK
    Oh poor you! My DH does lots outside and he does all the cooking. He'll do laundry if I am grocery shopping and it was already stared. Funny stuff, these guys! Sounds s though yours will need some kind of project or hobby yo keep him busy!
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  • NANASUEH
    You will adjust. But, you've got to speak up and be honest with him instead of keeping quiet to keep the peace. It's a partnership; you don't have to do all the changing.

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  • BBLUNDON
    not looking forward to that :)
    875 days ago
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