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Old 03-26-2012, 11:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just wanted to share something that made me ridiculously happy recently, I don't think anyone else would "get it".

The short story is that for about 6 months, DH and I have been scraping our pennies together for a bulk purchase of lawn care / house items we needed from Home Depot. We just bought our first house in December and owned nothing for the house before that. DH has a wish list for Home Depot about a mile long, and he so rarely WANTS anything for himself that I know how badly he must want these things for him to pine after them for so long. We are tight with our money - mostly because we have to be - but as a rule we share all money and discuss our purchases and mutually agree on anything that requires long term saving. So he would never just run out and buy something big without discussion, and neither would I.

For the last several weeks he has been narrowing down his list and we set a budget of one thousand to spend, preparing for the shopping trip this weekend. We got to the store and I let him go do his thing and pick out all his stuff, while I walked around alone. I always end up in the grill display - I have wanted a grill for YEARS. Cooking is my thing, my hobby, and up until we bought our house in Dec we lived in an apartment which forbid us to own a grill. I told my husband that since there were other more legitimate purchases we needed for the house right away, we should wait to get the grill next year. So I was looking dreamily at a nice grill that was on sale for a great price...then hubby calls me and says he is ready to check out so while he's at the register I go pull the truck around to the front of the store and wait for him.

He comes out and starts loading the trailer and asks me to come out and "help"....and I see the grill being loaded onto our trailer.

He put back some of the tools and extras that had been on his list for 6 months and bought me this grill instead, staying within our budget. I was such a fool that I started crying in front of the store...you would think I won the lottery lol! I can't believe he did that for me. I know some people will be like whoa, its just a grill, calm down but it was a big sacrifice for him to put back some of the things he's been dreaming about for 6 months to get mr this grill. I am so happy feeling like wow, he gets me!

Just wanted to brag.
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I just wanted to share something that made me ridiculously happy recently, I don't think anyone else would "get it".

The short story is that for about 6 months, DH and I have been scraping our pennies together for a bulk purchase of lawn care / house items we needed from Home Depot. We just bought our first house in December and owned nothing for the house before that. DH has a wish list for Home Depot about a mile long, and he so rarely WANTS anything for himself that I know how badly he must want these things for him to pine after them for so long. We are tight with our money - mostly because we have to be - but as a rule we share all money and discuss our purchases and mutually agree on anything that requires long term saving. So he would never just run out and buy something big without discussion, and neither would I.

For the last several weeks he has been narrowing down his list and we set a budget of one thousand to spend, preparing for the shopping trip this weekend. We got to the store and I let him go do his thing and pick out all his stuff, while I walked around alone. I always end up in the grill display - I have wanted a grill for YEARS. Cooking is my thing, my hobby, and up until we bought our house in Dec we lived in an apartment which forbid us to own a grill. I told my husband that since there were other more legitimate purchases we needed for the house right away, we should wait to get the grill next year. So I was looking dreamily at a nice grill that was on sale for a great price...then hubby calls me and says he is ready to check out so while he's at the register I go pull the truck around to the front of the store and wait for him.

He comes out and starts loading the trailer and asks me to come out and "help"....and I see the grill being loaded onto our trailer.

He put back some of the tools and extras that had been on his list for 6 months and bought me this grill instead, staying within our budget. I was such a fool that I started crying in front of the store...you would think I won the lottery lol! I can't believe he did that for me. I know some people will be like whoa, its just a grill, calm down but it was a big sacrifice for him to put back some of the things he's been dreaming about for 6 months to get mr this grill. I am so happy feeling like wow, he gets me!

Just wanted to brag.
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Very lucky family! I loved your story!
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This is so sweet. Reminds me of the O. Henry story, The Gift of the Magi.
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Nice!! It's good to hear a nice story on here. Very refreshing
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Thank you SO much for posting this! I love reading that it IS possible to be happy in a marriage. Sometimes I wonder if I am a freak because we're so happy right now. So many people on here aren't!
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Poor guy just missed out on steak and BJ night, though.

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Thank you SO much for posting this! I love reading that it IS possible to be happy in a marriage. Sometimes I wonder if I am a freak because we're so happy right now. So many people on here aren't!
Well I have to admit that we are not ALWAYS happy. I definitely started coming here to vent and get advice on some of the issues we've had rather than to brag and compliment him. It just seems like when I think things are going south, that something like this pops up and it reminds me why we make a good team, and what I love about him.

One of my biggest complaints of all time about him, is feeling that he doesn't really understand me - my wants, my needs, my feelings - and that either he doesnt listen, or he somehow just doesn't get me. I think that is why the grill hit me so hard...I never openly ask for it, I wasn't planning to buy it for at least another year, I never remind him that I want one, he just showed me that he knows me and that he is tuned into my wants/dreams. And the fact that he made such a big sacrifice to get it for me - because I really mean it when I say he never asks for anything or wants anything for himself - made it much more meaningful to me.

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Nothing like having a new grill!! Enjoy!






BTW, what time is dinner?
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aw, kag, that's nice. What a sweetie.

Sounds like a steak and bj party in the making to me! Go on a Michelob run and fire things up!
Just let us know when the BJ part is over and we can come over for some STEAKS!
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Just let us know when the BJ part is over and we can come over for some STEAKS!
Just wipe up first. Ew! Special sauce for the burgers







Oh yea, I went there.
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Ya know, I'm getting kind of hungry now myself...

Starting to think NO meat is gonna be safe around me today.


Come to think of it, I'm hungry, too! Actually kinda starving!
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Y'all dirty!!

OP! I love your positive post

Now I want to grill!!
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That is so sweet.
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