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post #76 of 520 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 09:56 PM
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I am not sure this story is very interesting. I think most people that come to TAM and stay here would rather get juicy gossip rather than my boring dribble. After all if reality TV were real, no one would watch.

I have more to say, just not sure anyone really cares.
Ummm..... Look at Seinfield, or Everybody Loves Raymond. I TOTALLY Dissagree with you. I'm in similar situation. I'm motivated to start similar thread in SXnMrg section though as I've got a few issues still yet resolved, but looking up.

Thank you for your story here.

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Went to visit FIL's final resting place







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That's part of the local culture too, isn't it drerio? You can't show up to these games (or parties) with just chips and sandwiches. Unless people can't have thirds, it's not really a meal.
Your wife definitely made a feast for everyone.
This is true... typical outing at the beach or with your son's sports team when there is a pot luck is no small affair. Food made for 50 when only 20 are there.

Today was a good day. Our son's flag football team won 21 - 7. My son scored a touchdown on a long pass. We went to pay our respects to "grandpa" (FIL).
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My oldest son, wife, dog and myself went for a hike just down the street from our house. At the end of the trail, two old WWII bunkers. One with a panoramic view of the Windward side of O'ahu















As you can see some people have no respect and the bunkers are full of opala (rubbish) and graffiti.





Part way along the trail you can get a clear view of coconut island (Gilligan's Island from the old sitcom)

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I will continue our story tomorrow picking up year 2003... a lot happen that year, some just personal, some did affect our marriage. I think it is time however to address those things we do that irritates each other. But, more importantly how we deal with them.

What I do that irritates Keiko: Great example was like today. We went hiking and typical me, I walked way ahead of my wife and son on the way up to the bunkers. She gets irritated when I just walk too far ahead as if I am in a rush all the time. Her mechanism to deal with it, is to let me know about it right away (verbally). I normally will register it at that moment and try to be conscious about it. She says I procrastinate on some things (not fix it items, paperwork item) and she essentially feels like she just needs to do it if I don't. I have missed deadlines to register the boys in activities for that reason. In this case she just tells me I need to the one to let the boys know what they will not be doing. She admits that I have been getting better. She says there is more, but most things she says is too small to worry about. It is true she could just do it rather than ask me, but these are usually things I say I will do. I could use the excuse that life got busy, but we have talked and I know I need to be more conscious about just doing it right away.

What Keiko does that irritates me: She opens kitchen cabinets and does not close them... 'bonk' my head hurts. Sometimes I say something other times I will just close them as soon as I go to the kitchen (still irritates me but not a deal breaker). In her attempt to not clog the shower drain with her hair she flicks her hair out onto the bathroom floor. We clean the bathroom on Saturdays. That means I get to stare at her hair on the floor throughout the week. After she takes a shower the floor is full of her hair and water. My remedy, I let her clean the master bathroom every week. I tell her I will clean other parts of the house, but the bathroom is hers.

All in all we live with it. It does cause fights from time to time but never so much that it would cause us to question our marriage or withhold intimacy. Our marriage is not perfect, but we survive. We both laughed about this as I interviewed her. Her response to what irritates her "Where do you want me to start?" I set the grounds rules... two items only
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I love your story, Drerio! It's so sweet. And it is amazing how you and your wife are not only in love, but so respectful of each other.

Also, your pictures are so beautiful!! I wish I lived somewhere pretty too!
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I love your story, Drerio! It's so sweet. And it is amazing how you and your wife are not only in love, but so respectful of each other.

Also, your pictures are so beautiful!! I wish I lived somewhere pretty too!
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The real romance comes this Friday... my wife drives me to my colonoscopy on Friday and I drive her to her colonoscopy on Monday. Feel free to let the jokes flow
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The real romance comes this Friday... my wife drives me to my colonoscopy on Friday and I drive her to her colonoscopy on Monday. Feel free to let the jokes flow
Sorry d.but the way you presented that was so funny. I don't envy you,but isn't there a song with the line "what we did for love"? Seriously though,I hope this isn't out of immediate necessity for either one of you.

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Sorry d.but the way you presented that was so funny. I don't envy you,but isn't there a song with the line "what we did for love"? Seriously though,I hope this isn't out of immediate necessity for either one of you.
No, just routine screening for us old folks.

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I do that thing with the cupboard doors too!

*swoon* at Gilligan's Island. I think I assumed that was all filmed in a studio.
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I do that thing with the cupboard doors too!

*swoon* at Gilligan's Island. I think I assumed that was all filmed in a studio.
Parts were filmed there parts were filmed in a studio. The island now is a reef research center.
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I do that thing with the cupboard doors too!

*swoon* at Gilligan's Island. I think I assumed that was all filmed in a studio.
oh and my wife read your comment... "see other people are like us... our story is boring we should stop".

I told her when people stop reading, and I will know... I will stop. I do agree, we are not that unique and pretty boring
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Tell her, wow, other people as fascinating as Lyris are like us! We should keep telling our story forever.
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The real romance comes this Friday... my wife drives me to my colonoscopy on Friday and I drive her to her colonoscopy on Monday. Feel free to let the jokes flow
I've been in the medical field for years. Yes my boss is a GI doc. We have spouses come on the same day for their colonoscopies. Of course they have someone else drive them. Just another romantic day in the world of Gastroenterology for me. :-)

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