Two Week Vacation

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  1. Chrissy Cross

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    Even if my husband was miraculously brought back to life I still wouldn't spend 24/7 with him. He was the same so it worked for us.
     
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    When I worked for Champion Paper Company, I had five weeks of vacation due one year, and the following year I was eligible for six weeks of vacation, so I put in for five weeks in a row just before my anniversary date, and then for six weeks of vacation immediately following my anniversary date. Adding in regular and floating holidays, I had the whole summer off. My son and I traveled leisurely to Michigan to see my father, and so that I could show him around the place where I grew up.

    The company was not at all pleased but there was nothing in our contract that would give them the right to say that I couldn't put in for it all at once. On our next contract, they insisted on a clause that limited vacations to no more than two weeks at a time without prior approval of the company, meaning that if someone had a really good reason to need more, they could still allow it.
     
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    But, when she quits her current job and we move, we’ll definitely be together more. Not sure, after we move, if she will completely retire or work a part-time job during the week. We aren’t looking to move to a “big city” area, like where we are now, so the job outlook won’t be that good for her. But, with her major degree and lots of accounting, financial analyst experience, who knows.

    As for me, I don’t really want to go back to work unless it’s in an office on a computer and part-time, weekdays only.
     
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  4. Holly Saunders

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    Perhaps your wife could work from home as a self employed accountant once you move Cody, if she can't find anything to suit her in the job market
     
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    Holly, believe it or not, that is one major thing that drew us to each other when we met and still.....wanting to do everything together. We were both the “clingy” type and it’s sure worked out for us.

    We do have our space, somewhat, when she is on her laptop in the dining room area and I’m on the desktop in the living room, but there is no wall separating the two rooms. Or, when one of us gets up in the middle of the night or early in the morning. The other stays in bed.
     
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    Also...and I hate to be a downer but since we are seniors, dying is part of the equation.

    Have you given any thought to what would happen if one of you died??

    I know I'm getting off topic ...way off..but it just popped into my head.
     
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  7. Holly Saunders

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    You see everyone is different...we don't even sleep in the same room. He snores like a train, and so I sleep in another room with earplugs in..because even through brick walls I can hear him if I don't have them in...:eek:
     
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    Same here.
     
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  9. Holly Saunders

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    You know what, if he stopped snoring tomorrow, I couldn't go back to sleeping in the same bed as someone else. I've got too used to my own space, and not being disturbed by someone else's elbow in my face in the middle of a deep sleep .. :D
     
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    We usually go together when we go shopping in Bangor because it's a 70-mile trip, each way, and she sometimes gets tired coming back. Plus, we only go to Bangor every couple of weeks, so there are things we both need. I do all the cat shopping because I feed them, and know what they are likely to eat or refuse to eat. I don't usually buy canned cat food online because I usually have to purchase a whole case of one kind of food, and the cats will be sick of it long before I get through a case. As for grocery shopping, often I'll go with her in order to make sure that we have something that I like.
     
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    i am the same way i need me some me time--when i was married the first time my husband was always with me -- i couldnt stand it so i left
     
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    @Chrissy Cross
    I heard that!!
    Frank
     
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    I remember doing that with a boyfriend while I was in my teens....chucked him because everywhere I went he was there, I never got time to breathe air that he wasn't already breathing...he'd be waiting for me at the bus stop when I got off the bus from work, it drove me insane!!
     
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    We have had lots of time apart over the years. I worked long hours and was gone as much as 15 or 16 hours a day. My wife was concerned with raising children for many years, then she ran the little farm and kept up with gardens and livestock. As I got older, I shortened my work schedule, and had more time at home and with the children that were still here. Now I am retired and at home most of the time, but since my fall, I am limited as to what I can do. We have always shared a bed, even when I couldn't move much. She thought it was her duty to be by my side. Now we work around the house and farm together, but she has a seasonal job and works through most of the winter while I stay at home. I try to have her dinner waiting when she gets home, just as she did for me for several decades.
     
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    @Holly Saunders I don't know, wife always worked, both of us couldn't get off at same time. Most often just didn't have the money to spare for a two weeker. Always seemed more logical to work one week and get paid.
     
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    Awww now you need a good holiday... and you're not well enough ...but yes I understand about not being able to go together and preferring the weeks' pay!!

    Come with us to Spain Bill... :D;)
     
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    During a couple of short vacations, when we had to fly somewhere, we had a Husky. We put her into a dog day/night care center. She was fine and we were able to see on at the motel we were are on a computer playing with other dogs.

    Wife and I always believed in taking a week of vacation from work during the year. Other than a few days during the end of each month, when she had to work extra hours for end-of-month close (accounting thing) at one job she had, we were always together each night and entire weekend. I worked from 7AM to 3:30PM and she worked from 8:30AM to 5PM. For the 4 1/2 years I was with a company in Colorado, I only had to work overtime (on a Saturday AM) once. Other than that one time, I wasn't allowed to work any overtime and that was fine with me. I don't think I've ever had a job where I've had to work much overtime, perhaps an hour once in awhile, but that was it. After 8 hours, I was headed home.
     
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    Sounds llike a wonderful trip. My son goes to Spain every few years, has given lectures and held seminars at University of Seville. He also studied in Seville for a year on a scholarship. He also met his wife in Seville who is Italian. I'm getting somewhat long of tooth to be running around the world. Hope you have a wonderful trip.
     
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    We have a second home in Southern Spain @Bill Boggs ..and my daughter lives in Spain and has a business there also..

    We try and fly out there a couple of times a year if we can.

    Although we've travelled all over Southern Spain over the many years we've had our home, we'd never visited Seville , which is only a 2 hour drive from my daughters' place in Malaga , until last summer.

    I have to say of all the cities I've visited I disliked Seville the most unfortunately..

    Good for your son, does he and his wife live near you now?
     
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    Yes, he lives near the university. I live in a working class neighborhood a couple of miles from him.
     
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    My wife will be leaving for her sister's in Connecticut tomorrow morning. She'll be staying a week so, with driving time, that gives me nine or ten days of peace and freedom. I'll probably go up north sometime next week and see if I can get some work done on the camp.
     
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    @Ken Anderson
    My own wife might frownupon such activity, worrying about my welfare constantly. I remind her I am armed. Confronted, I can fight back, broken leg, well,............
    Frank
     
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    I am going to bring a couple of weapons because I want to get some shooting in, not because I expect to need them.
     
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    @Ken Anderson
    Remember the cowboys of yore, holding a six-gun in both hands, ready to fire one or both? Those guns in reality, to fit historically, had to be single-action only, which means each shot required cocking of the hammer, a thing possible with one hand-hold, but best achieved using the other hand's thumb. Note Bruce Dern cocked his revolver for every shot he placed at John Wayne......
    Frank
     
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