18 thoughts on “Damn Straight.

  1. I don’t get the whole type of thing where men should wear weighted bags in front of the stomach so they can sympathize “what the woman goes through” as an example.
    How about the women get some dirty oil on their hands, put an open end wrench on one of the water pump bolts halfway down in an engine bay that hasn’t been pressure washed since it came off the factory floor, then have the wrench slip off driving their hand into some poorly placed sharp thing further down, slicing their hand open and simultaneously adding an aged petroleum substance that only powdered Borax will get off. Yea, rub that Borax into your open wound getting that crap off so you don’t die of a massive infection..

    Each gender have their challenges and pitfalls. We don’t need to share them physically.

    That said, she works hard too so I’ll help out with some stuff.

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  2. Right on, Budd. I’m a Southern boy, taught by both parents on the fine are of cookin’. The Baroness, on the other hand, is from Queens. I do all the cooking as a form of self defense.

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  3. depends on circumstances, if/when she falls ill your ass better be prepared to pick up the duties…it might be only for a week, maybe months, maybe worse

    of course you will do it better and more efficiently but that’s a different topic

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    • Baroness had her leg amputated three years+ ago. The first two years made me glad of all the practice I got as a single dad to a little girl. I’m still pulling the slack, but so it goes. Thanks, Kurt Vonnegut.

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      • unclezip, may I inquire as to why it was amputated? Diabetes? I was a scrub nurse to an Ortho/Neuro surgeon that was developing prosthesis that used nerve impulses to an interface to control gears and motors to mimic muscle groups for hand movements and foot/leg movements.

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        • Advanced neuroma. Many ops trying to fix, she finally said fuqueit and had the lower leg removed. Doing well with the prosthetic, but it’s been a battle. So it goes.

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          • Amputation is uncommon for neuroma in the foot, it must have been excruciating to have suffer that. Has any neuroma presented in the stump?

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            • Not so far. The neromas were up into the ankle and calf. She put up with it for 25 years, with all kinds of ‘remedies’, including a tense unit implanted in her back and multiple surgeries. There’s a time when you just gotta let it go. She’s a pretty tough lady.

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  4. I’ve been cooking since 1954 and have mom’s snapshots to prove it. The only domestic skill I cannot tolerate is sewing, and I’ll gladly pay for that. Otherwise I dabble in almost anything. I’ve rebuilt a 351Windsor (with a machine shop doing the short block), rebuilt a century house, including rewiring and plumbing it from the street through the roof. I did owner assisted annuals on a Cessna 172 every year for the 18 years I had it–and learned a lot more about aircraft mechanics every single time.
    I was 36 when I got married, so we combined pretty much two established households. We both cook, and trade off the honors as it suits us. She’s a lot more OCD about housework than I am, so she can have at it and I don’t complain. The central vac is the single best appliance investment I ever made.

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    • Greg, I too have a Central vac… it is in the most center place in my apartment in a closet and when it gets used I have to walk there and retrieve it and then vacuum. I am definitely a good house husband, never saw a reason not to pitch in and clean as I was taught by dear old mom. I figure I helped bring it in or shed it, I should clean it. I am a far better cook then my two ex wives and like others above it was for survival. Again thank you mom for making me learn to cook!

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  5. I was the youngest of 3 boys. Dad proclaimed their mother raised them to be bachelors till I broke ranks. Changed my sons first diaper among other things. Wouldn’t trade it for the world. On occasion I still try to teach my wife how to properly load the dishwasher.

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  6. “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” ― Robert A. Heinlein

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    • My favorite Heinlein quote!
      While I can cook, clean, sew, and do laundry, my Wifely unit does those because I do everything else – electrical, mechanical, electronic. I have also dabbled in A&P but that was 50 years ago along with my beginners pilot license. Still bend wrenches, and since I also know electronics and real-time programming the modern systems on cars don’t bother me – I could probably sit down and program them and build the circuitry (but not design the imbedded controller).
      I know enough medicine to get in trouble but you won’t die on my watch (right, Cederq?). I can shoot well but not as good as my Dad could, and now that I have the Coumadin shakes it’s becoming harder and harder to do any fine-motor-skill work. Old age sucks.
      Yup, “Specialization is for insects!”

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  7. For the 6-1/2 years it took cancer to kill my first wife, I did all those things and more. Jobs don’t bring honor to people, people bring honor to jobs.

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