If you HAD to......

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Registered: 09-06-2003
If you HAD to......
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Mon, 07-28-2008 - 5:05pm

If you HAD to choose a completely different lifestyle/way of life...what would you pick as your new life? (example...if you are currently living a life on a farm and farming is your day to day life...would you choose to be an artist in a big city?

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Registered: 09-06-2003
Mon, 07-28-2008 - 6:31pm

I have to admit...I know nothing at all about military life.

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Registered: 01-02-2008
Mon, 07-28-2008 - 6:33pm

I KWYM! I joked around that I only missed them because I didn't have someone to unload/load the dishwasher, take out the trash and clean up the dog poop :)

Truth is, I really did miss them for them...but they really do tend to "instigate" a lot of the fights and arguments we have around here. I may have had to do the dishes, but the peace was nice.

I've also noticed, it really doesn't matter which one is somewhere else. Even when there is just one missing from the equation, things all seem much simpler even with 4!!

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Mon, 07-28-2008 - 7:31pm

Okay, so how old are your kids?

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Ducky

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Registered: 01-02-2008
Mon, 07-28-2008 - 9:03pm
dd 12, ds 11, dd 5, dd 3, ds 18 months. Pretty similar!

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Mon, 07-28-2008 - 10:06pm

Ooooh, I like this premise! Well, I currently live in an apartment in the suburbs of a major city and I'm a PT WOHM (soon to be FT WOHM).

In my alternate life we would have live on a farm. We would own a lovely farmhouse on 50 acres of land, have an orchard, grow food to sustain our own family (potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, onions, corn, peas) and we would have a couple of dairy cows and a bunch of chickens. So as to keep an eye on the homestead, I would be a WAHM teaching classes online.

If we were to hit the lottery big time, that's what we'd do. Plus I would have six kids.




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Registered: 09-06-2003
Mon, 07-28-2008 - 10:25pm

Your life (both of them) sounds great!


Well...currently I am SAHM...following a couple leads with the ideal being pt wohm while the demand for the extra income exists.

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Tue, 07-29-2008 - 9:10am

my dh grew up with land and if he had it his way,we would be on a farm.

 

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Tue, 07-29-2008 - 9:24am
Oh man, I am right there with ya on that house! That is GORGEOUS! The price tag certainly does leave a bright red slap mark across one's face, doesn't it? Yowch!



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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 07-29-2008 - 9:39am
I would be single, alone, living in a stately, old-fashioned city flat in Copenhagen, working as an analyst of some kind in the foreign ministry and I would travel frequently. I would have a little house in Greece, Aegina for example, and a tiny pieds-a-terre in central Rome. I would collect art and antique silver and have my clothes made by a private tailor, shoes by a private cobbler, both in Milan (I should mention here that I would also have become independently wealthy in the meantime). When the mood struck me I would fly dd in for a weekend in Rome or dinner in Copenhagen from wherever she was studying/working.
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Registered: 10-17-2003
Tue, 07-29-2008 - 10:23am

I'd be single and childless, living in the city, spending my extra cash on travel, the arts, taking up new hobbies, etc.