[vcf-midatlantic] OT: RE: Wives and retro-computers ( was Re: DC Area Head Count )

Chris Fala chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 10:58:15 EST 2016

On Mon, Feb 1, 2016 at 8:49 AM, Michael Thompson via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> >
> > Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2016 11:03:31 -0500
> > From: Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>
> > Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Wives and retro-computers ( was Re: DC
> >         Area Head Count )
> >
> > On 01/31/2016 09:28 AM, Derrik Walker v2.0 via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> >
> >   Mine has her limits too, but they're HER limits, not mine.  Likewise,
> > mine are not hers.  Thus, I offer these additional cases in addition to
> > your list above:
> >
> >   5) A compatible spouse
> >   6) A spouse who doesn't seek to control her spouse's activities
> >
> >              -Dave
> >
> > --
> > Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> > New Kensington, PA
> >
> I propose a slight modification...
> 7) A spouse who seeks to keep my activities within reasonable limits
> I can collect any computer I want as long as it fits in my side of the
> garage or the cellar. I need preapproval for spending anything over $250.
> If I sell computer things those funds do not need preapproval to be spent.
> --
> Michael Thompson

My wife is completely disinterested in anything technology related. She
loves her figure skating and polar bears and Coach bags (which I am
expected to understand), but when I try to share my hobby with her, she is
like a deer in the headlights. However, she is incredibly understanding and
encouraging and never places any unfair limits on me. As long as we can
afford it, she is fine with me making reasonable purchases, and she is
generous with me spending time at events (as long as I don't force her to
attend, she would be bored to tears). I think the key is that we respect
each other and we never take advantage of each other. She knows that she is
my priority so there is never a conflict. I am very thankful for the
relationship that I have with my wife.


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