Are you supported?

I have just started in this group recently. My husband would "prefer" i was working but he knows it's not happening until our 3 year old is in school. I am doing a few side things so please don't send emails letting me know what I could do on the side for money. Anyway he wants a king's life

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    BRENDA
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    I have just started in this group recently. My husband would "prefer" i was
    working but he knows it's not happening until our 3 year old is in school. I am
    doing a few side things so please don't send emails letting me know what I could
    do on the side for money. Anyway he wants a king's life not grasping the
    concept that we are on a peasant's budget. An example is: I shut off the
    lights I'm not using and he tells me he needs to see his dinner and turns a
    total of 4 different lights. I realize this doesn't whole heartedly have much
    to do with this group and budgeting but even if I got personal replies I would
    be grateful. He says he doesn't see how much money we can actually be saving
    shutting the lights off for 20 minutes. I was just wondering how many other
    people are in the same boat? He appreciates the food budgeting but doesn't
    "get" the total picture.


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    BRENDA
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    I did want to mention that I am truely blessed with the relationship I have
    with my husband, even though we are on different sides of the fence when it
    comes to ways to save money. It's funny how a few other perspectives can
    remind me of what's MOST important, our love for each other, not the lights.
    Thanks for the opinions.


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    Aine Schulmire
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    My hubby doesn't mind if I keep the groc. bill down - keeping lights
    off in a room that we're not in is MUST to him.

    However, he sees me a bit as a radical - he refuses to let me even
    TRY cloth diapers - he went through that w/his younger siblings &
    swore his wife & kids wouldn't have to go through that. (Whatever
    THAT is???) He also told me to forget making my own tolietries -
    although I've been known to make my own facial masks & stuff for yrs.
    now. He just thinks I'm a little TOO frugal.

    I think he sees it as a kind of an insult too. Saving money is one
    thing, but if you can afford things, then why go though _________?
    Am I making sense? So I don't battle that issue. I save money where
    I have stewardship & just sigh as they ring up the diapers...

    Compromise. Isn't it great?

    Aine


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    The Goltls
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    I thought about getting a job. Most jobs in this area require a 30 mile drive
    one way. I would earn at most $8.00 an hour. I have 2 kids that would need to
    be supervised after school, my daughter is 13 but with all the nut cases in the
    world and the fact that our nearest neighbor is a mile away, I am uncomfortable
    leaving them alone. So, gas and day care would eat most of that up. Extra
    mileage on our car would not be good either (we have a 1993 Pontiac Grand Am
    with about 225,000 miles, but it runs like a new car). We figured if I did get
    a job, it would actually cost us a lot each month.
    On the plus side, my husband likes coming home after a hard day farming to a
    warm meal, clean and calm house. He said that alone is priceless.

    Lori Goltl



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