Oh, that hubby

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vestabula
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   Posted 9/15/2009 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
It about killed me to round up all the out dated catalogs and magazines and throw them in the recycle bin for the garbage man tomorrow.  I did it when the hubby was sleeping....as many of you know from previous posts he won't toss ANYTHING.  He saw me hauling the can to the curb and offered to help.  "Why is this so heavy?" he asks.  Uh Oh.  As I sit typing this he is rooting around in this huge 30 gallon bin for all the neighbors to see.  I am waiting for the 1998 Orvis catalogs to come back into the house.  They make for fine, fine bathroom reading, you know.
 
Huggies
Donna and OWIE from carrying all those stupid piles to the garage in the dead of night.


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donnaeil
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   Posted 9/15/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Doesn't he always retrieve his stuff from the bins?

Next time, spread the load to your neighbors. They can put their hubbies stuff in your bin. That way, all the wives on the block will be happy.

Donaneil

Littleneck
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   Posted 9/16/2009 2:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I keep trying to throw my BF's old motorcycle magazines away and they always find their way back. I call them his "motorcycle ****!"

I did successfully manage to throw away his Axe body spray/cologne last weekend. hee hee. EVERY TIME he would spray himself I got a migraine and threw up - I just can't take the strong synthetic perfume. And EVERY TIME he either forgot, or just wanted to keep wearing it to be ornery. He kissed me goodbye this weekend before an errand and I said That's It! And when he left I wrapped the Axe in funky old newspaper that I'd dumped all the fridge's leftovers on, put it in a plastic grocery bag and then dumped coffee grounds on top of it. Trash is gone and he hasn't started looking for it yet... or hasn't told me he knows!

Jhemi
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   Posted 9/16/2009 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Vestabula....are we married to the same man??? My husband does exactly that too. I have catalogs that date back to the 90s in bins in storage that we pay to store. He makes me crazy!! Arghhhhhh

Sherrine
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   Posted 9/16/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Donna, your hubby's catalogs are driving you crazy.  Right?  He gets them and then you have to deal with them.  Right?  Wrong!  ALL of hubby's catalogs should be stored in his office where they will be at his fingertips.   smilewinkgrin   When they arrive in the mail, deliver them to his office.  You can put them on his desk so he knows which ones are the new ones.  When he gets to the point that he cannot move in his office, I'm quite sure he'll start tossing them. 

Sherrine


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kathydownunder
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   Posted 9/16/2009 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
It has to be a man thing my husband keeps the boxes from everthing we buy even after we throw something out because it is broken etc he still keeps the boxes, I have a rule anything that comes back from the rubish he loses two things back with it in the next lot, he soon gets the idea. He collects everything he hates to throw anything out tv computers you name it. Friends tell me there husands are the same



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WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 9/16/2009 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Why is he hanging onto them? Does he not realize that the companies have probably discontinued those products ages ago? Does he want them because they give him ideas for things he'd like to buy? Maybe he can cut out the pictures of the things he liked from the older catalogs and make an Idea Binder ... that way he can keep the things that gave him such good ideas and toss the rest. My mom did that with recipes from cooking magazines and patterns she got from craft magazines or printed off the internet. She did it so that she wouldn't have to keep all the pages she didnt' want fromt he magazines around. I do it with health and fitness magazines. I tear out the workouts I might want to do in the future and stick them in my binder. (ok, ok, they're actually in a stack right now ... but I will get a binder eventually!) I put them into categories, so they are easier to find.

vestabula
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   Posted 9/16/2009 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   

I always complain about this 'hoarding' thing the hubby has...can't part with anything.  But I seriously am getting worried about it because it is one of the things his father did after he got Alzheimers.  My hubby's grandmother had this horrible disease also.  When my husbands father finally had to go into a nursing home, we opened a room he had locked up for ten years and wouldn't allow any of us to go into it.  When we broke the lock, the stuff started pouring out.  He had books and old cool whip containers and suitcases full of Noxema, of all things.  I have been with my husband for more than twenty years and he has always been like this, so I have pushed the thought of Alzheimers aside.  But I still worry about it.  He IS very organized and the stuff he keeps is not always in my face...the basement and garage...now that's another story.  But when the magazines start piling up on the dining room table...that's when they go to the curb.  It breaks his heart when I ask him to throw things out.  I guess as long as there is still room in the basement for all his treasures, I won't complain about it anymore.  If it gives him comfort...so be it.  I just can't function when it starts to fill up my space!

Huggies

Donna


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MT Lady
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   Posted 9/16/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna,
Here's an idea...whatever you want to toss, go ahead and do it, and then clean the yard, you know, poop patrol, and toss that on top of it..he won't touch it!!! :)
be well
Miriam

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MT Lady
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   Posted 9/16/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Donna,
I forgot one thing...the Alzheimer's. My mom has it, was diagnosed about six years ago, but she doesn't hoard a thing, thankfully. I do understand your fear, having had family that had the horrible disease. She lived with me for a year and I tried so hard to care for her, but I ended up getting myself really sick, just so stressed out watching her decline. She then moved in with my sister and now she is in assisted living. I visit her several times a week and it's just so darn sad.
take care
Miriam

Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.

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