The "permitted" statement was because I was able to purchase strings of LED lights instead of the miniature bulbs NOT
that I "wasn't allowed" to go fishing. I wasted so much time piddling with burned out bulbs and strings that I was starting to go crazy. We use LED lights on our tree in the back room and they have all turned on each and every year we plugged them in. Those mini lights burn out all over the place. Plus I got heavy duty ones with thicker wires just to be sure for other years.
As far as it goes, I don't really enjoy putting up or taking down Christmas lights but, well, marriage is not what you get out of it; it is all about what you put into it. She really likes lights up outside and there is an obligation that I have to do things like this for her. I get out to fish enough. Would I like to go out more? You bet!! Who on this forum wouldn't? The question is should
I go out more?
I will say this: I have gone out more this year than I have in the past 20-some because the kids are away in school and there actually is more time that I can spend doing things I want to do instead of going to ball games, concerts, other kid-based activities.
That said, like il_wi_fishing, I have been working 50-60 hour work weeks and they take a toll on you. I am also trying to do what he said and pull the vise out as often as I can. It's just that I am mentally and physically beat at the end of the day that I am turning into my grandfather and falling asleep just sitting on the couch trying to watch TV.
I guess I was, um, fishing to see if others are sort of in the same boat. smile:
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Originally Posted by williamhj
My married but thus far childless brother gets a fair number of them as he gets out most weekends.
I'm giving my wife a rod for her birthday in hopes that she might learn to enjoy it and it would be something we could do together.
His time will come!
I have tried to get my wife to go out with me but she simply does not have the interest. I have really been pushing for her to learn how to tie, at least, because she has an artistic side to her and I am positive she would be great at this.
I think one thing I can do is find a semi-permanent place to put my tie box. I keep trying to put it away. If it were out, in my face, then I know I would tie more.