|This amazing "beefy guy pic"|
borrowed from Dan in OK City
The decluttering and fixing-up of
T.he kids help out a bit, but my oldest is in a demanding school program and they have many other commitments all week. My wife hasn't been able to spend more than a couple of hours here in her former home: she either gets angry, or weepy or becomes sick to her stomach.
As a result, I am working nearly continuously from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm, seven days per week.
My wife phoned me up yesterday to ask me, "Are you seeing someone?" I said, "NO! ARE YOU INSANE!!! When would I have time to see anyone? I'm working eighteen hours a day. I'm so stressed-out, exhausted and sore, I can hardly walk, let alone go out dating! What in hell ever gave you that idea??"
She said that she often tries to phone me to talk and I'm out every evening. Duh! Either I'm on an errand to get more house supplies / paint from
She accepted that explanation; it was the truth. If I had been dating guys, I would have told her. I know she would have said that I was free to date guys but would have asked me to be discrete. She's still worried about my son being teased about having a gay dad.