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#413816 - 01/17/12 10:20 pm Spider laughs at Grandadís expense!  
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It has come to Spiderís ear that Grandadís other half has put her foot down and is demanding equal rights, so that for every pound spent on his bike one has to go into her purse. Failure to comply will result in heavy kitchen duties!! Letís hope that Grahamís and Howieís wives donít also take up their cudgels when they hear about it! Needless to say Spider could not resist an appropriate cartoon .




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#414189 - 01/19/12 11:03 pm Re: Spider laughs at Grandadís expense! [Re: Grandad]  
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ha ha! woops.

claim the bike to be of the female persuasion, then you can double the amount going into *her*?

just a thought....


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#414278 - 01/20/12 1:32 pm Re: Spider laughs at Grandadís expense! [Re: Grandad]  
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I know exactly how Spider feels ... to me, the Bikes are things that need to have money spent on them and new ones bought and traded. The House is a static thing - I built it, live in it, and it sits there and I just pay the utility bills.

But to Fay, the House is a living, breathing thing. Somehow, it doesn't like the butcher-block counter tops that it's had for 18 years, it suddenly feels a need for granite. Appliances, which appear to me to be working perfectly well, need replacing with more functional ones. Closets need to be moved from here to there, perfectly functional floors need refinishing, window treatments need replacing with ones made out of spun gold, apparently.

So we're setting up two separate funds now, direct deposited from the paycheck, with their own checking accounts and everthing ... one for the bikes, where I get to spend whatever happens to be in it on bikes, and one for the house, that I don't even LOOK at and she gets to spend whenever enough is built up in it for the next project.

That ort to reduce the angst and the "You're spending HOW MUCH on WHAT!!????" .....

Lannis


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#414298 - 01/20/12 3:11 pm Re: Spider laughs at Grandadís expense! [Re: Grandad]  
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I would like to have half of what my wife spends on horses.


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#414299 - 01/20/12 3:18 pm Re: Spider laughs at Grandadís expense! [Re: Dr. Z]  
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Originally Posted By: Dr. Z
I would like to have half of what my wife spends on horses.


You could support a Brough-Superior vintage racing team for what horses cost. The stupid things eat and get sick even when you're not riding them!

And the older they get, the less they're worth.

My bikes look like a brilliant investment compared to horses. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the idea doesn't cross a certain person's mind ... !

Lannis


OK, I admit it, I'm addicted to brake fluid.

But I can stop any time I want.
#414442 - 01/21/12 11:08 am Re: Spider laughs at Grandadís expense! [Re: Grandad]  
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Blimey, knowing how much you and Graham spend on bikes, they won't be getting enough between them to buy a round! laughing laughing


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#414900 - 01/23/12 9:53 pm Re: Spider laughs at Grandadís expense! [Re: Grandad]  
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Kev Said : "...Blimey, knowing how much you and Graham spend on bikes, they won't be getting enough between them to buy a round!..."

Quite true Kev, Quite true.

We both have Triumphs, see ?

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#414967 - 01/24/12 3:09 am Re: Spider laughs at Grandadís expense! [Re: Grandad]  
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Too true Graham. with the winter boredom set in I want to go out to the shed and fettle but with having two Triumphs they really don't need any fettling and I haven't gotten bored enough to polish. That will come about mid February.


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#415262 - 01/25/12 5:27 pm Re: Spider laughs at Grandadís expense! [Re: Grandad]  
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Lannis's solution sounds similar to the one my wife and I worked out a few years ago. We each get an equal weekly allowance to spend on whatever suits our fancy, no questions asked. It has worked great for us.


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#415267 - 01/25/12 5:38 pm Re: Spider laughs at Grandadís expense! [Re: JT441]  
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Originally Posted By: JT441
Lannis's solution sounds similar to the one my wife and I worked out a few years ago. We each get an equal weekly allowance to spend on whatever suits our fancy, no questions asked. It has worked great for us.


Sorting out the money - one of the huge Top Three items that a couple needs to be in total agreement on before the marriage will work smoothly.

It's different for different couples. Sometimes they agree that SHE will manage the money, and the husband asks for what he wants. Sometimes it's the other way around. Sometimes, they manage a joint account TOGETHER, and sometimes separate accounts is the best way to go.

Fay and I have one account we spend together on normally monthly expenses like groceries, we have one account for gasoline so we can just run our card through the pump with no concern that it will overdraw when we buy groceries (and the gas account is up to $300 a month even riding bikes and driving gas savers!), we have one account that gets automatically debited for utilities, insurance, taxes and such, we have one account for church and charities (an automatic straight 10% of whatever I make each month), then we each have a separate account for bikes (me) and the house (her). The last two aren't very big, but they're guilt free!

Lannis


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But I can stop any time I want.
#415273 - 01/25/12 5:47 pm Re: Spider laughs at Grandadís expense! [Re: Grandad]  
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It's different for different couples.


Lannis, it sounds like you and your wife have everything covered: Gas, Groceries...
But I read nothing about beer en liquor, or is that covered by the groceries?



My wife had to pay a dental bill... implants...
It's done in Brasil, her home country; European standards but half the price, but even now: what can I spend a lot of money on bikes before she can complain! laughing


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#415274 - 01/25/12 5:53 pm Re: Spider laughs at Grandadís expense! [Re: Ger B]  
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Originally Posted By: Ger
My wife had to pay a dental bill... implants...
It's done in Brasil, European standards but half the price, but even now: what can I spend a lot of money on bikes before she can complain! laughing


I need to have some dental implants to replace 3 molars that have gone AWOL in the last 5 years ...

... but how in the world would I be able to trust that a Brazilian oral surgeon is really going to be up to American standards? Besides the plane tickets and hotel bills?

Lannis


OK, I admit it, I'm addicted to brake fluid.

But I can stop any time I want.
#415276 - 01/25/12 5:56 pm Re: Spider laughs at Grandadís expense! [Re: Ger B]  
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Originally Posted By: Ger
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It's different for different couples.


Lannis, it sounds like you and your wife have everything covered: Gas, Groceries...
But I read nothing about beer en liquor, or is that covered by the groceries?



How do you think I can afford to run these old bikes and such?

No bills for:

1) Alcohol
2) Drugs
3) Alimony
4) Child Support
5) Apartment and Credit Card for Outside Woman
6) Bum children moving back in

I don't see how some people do it, I really don't .... shocked laughing

Lannis


OK, I admit it, I'm addicted to brake fluid.

But I can stop any time I want.
#415277 - 01/25/12 5:58 pm Re: Spider laughs at Grandadís expense! [Re: Lannis]  
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Being serious: standards in upstate Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo, or in the South East of Brasil are as you are used to in the US and we are in Europe.
She does not pay hotel bills as she stays with relatives, and she speaks the language...
Flights... the difference in price covered the trip out and back...

Quote:
How do you think I can afford to run these old bikes


I consider it a sacrifice for the sake of the future of humanity.
So in the next century and in the centuries after that we will be praised by the owners of the fly-cycles of that era...


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#415311 - 01/25/12 8:07 pm Re: Spider laughs at Grandadís expense! [Re: Lannis]  
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Originally Posted By: Lannis


... but how in the world would I be able to trust that a Brazilian oral surgeon is really going to be up to American standards? Besides the plane tickets and hotel bills?

Lannis


many surgeons are trained in, or have worked in US Hospitals, since the European and American standards are THE standards to aspire to. go to ANY hospital in any major city, and you will hear all manner of accents. Penn State has a huge training hospital here- and there are folks from the world over who come to train there.


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#415333 - 01/25/12 9:04 pm Re: Spider laughs at Grandadís expense! [Re: ricochetrider]  
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Originally Posted By: ricochetrider
Originally Posted By: Lannis


... but how in the world would I be able to trust that a Brazilian oral surgeon is really going to be up to American standards? Besides the plane tickets and hotel bills?

Lannis


many surgeons are trained in, or have worked in US Hospitals, since the European and American standards are THE standards to aspire to. go to ANY hospital in any major city, and you will hear all manner of accents. Penn State has a huge training hospital here- and there are folks from the world over who come to train there.



Maybe it's all what you're used to. When I go to my dentist, I drive through a pretty clean city, that I can safely walk through; everyone has access to clean water, has flush toilets in the house, I see little to "put me off", although it does have its poorer sections, the poor people live pretty much like I do - they drive cars, pee inside the house instead of the street or a johnnyhouse, send Emails, heat up Stouffer's frozen dinners in the microwave. The office is clean with modern equipment, and looks like it belongs in a First World country.

If I were to go to the dentist in Sao Paulo, I'd have to pass by 2 million people (of what, 15 million in the city?) living on the hillsides in cardboard boxes and tin shacks in squalor, no clean water, streets filled with garbage and sewage, and you'd be taking your life in your hands to walk through there. I'm afraid that by the time I got to the dentists office, I'd not be in the mood any more, regardless of how well trained the guy is ....

But that's just me. Different people are put off by different things. When my boys were babies, I could change a poopy diaper with one hand and eat a cheese sandwich with the other ....

Lannis

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#415429 - 01/26/12 6:15 am Re: Spider laughs at Grandadís expense! [Re: Lannis]  
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The perfect subject for a new Grandad's Spider cartoon?

smile


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