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  • Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

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August 07, 2011



Brenda, we're on the 25th year of marriage and I totally agree with you (we just haven't tackled the running a business thing together - ha!). We've spent the better part of the past 8 days trying to fix the blasted mower. It's involved about 4 trips total to 2 different home improvement stores, plus an order to Toro. We're about $160 in the hole so far. Me? I voted last week to go spend $300 for a new one. Oh well... at least we didn't kill each other. Time to go mow the homestead now!

Jan C.

I agree with you that partners do come to know when The Line has been reached. If you love someone, you care about making them happy. So you'll be a good sport about helping with projects that you would rather pass on, and the one you are helping will know when to knock off for the day and let you have some relief from the torture. It's always a give and take situation. I think that's what makes it fun. Every time I recognize The Line, I am secretly happy that I have paid attention to Dennis, or that he has paid attention to me, enough to know it's there and not cross it!


lol! Yep, I agree, it is very important to know where The Line is. Sometimes I have to give our teenage boys the signal that they are ON The Line with Dad and need to step away!
My husband and I agreed that if our marriage survived year one with baby #2 (who screamed between 1:00 and 4:00 a.m. every morning for his entire first year and both of us were working full time), we could survive anything! We are in year 25 now and still going strong thanks to some "reading between the lines" along the way. ;)

Hardy Coufal

Oh, you are so right. You do have to know which tasks your spouse hates doing. So how's the DIY sprinkler repair now? It's good to see him doing what he hates the most. Although it looks like he had a hard time. Anyways, that's great for both of you.

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