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My mother and I are contemplating buying a house together and establishing a multi-generational home.
While shopping at a home decor store for some side tables, my wife and I came across what we thought was a cute little floral glass light shade. Unfortunately it was just a candle holder, but I figured with a little ingenuity I'd be able to modernize it and make an electric fixture out of it. Here's how I did just that…
Last year you may remember the Mystery Science Theater 3000 birthday party I threw my partner Andy. This is when I began planning his 30th. I wanted to have the party before one of Andy's shows because many of his family and friends have not seen him perform before. His band is called CoverUp which leads one to think of conspiracy theories and government investigations so I used this to lead my theme.
All the while we were dating, my (now) husband and I kept or finances completely separate, but after a long talk about money, we decided we at least needed access to each other's bank accounts. My husband banks at Navy Federal Credit Union, and the nearest branch is four hours away. When we finally did make the trip to his bank, it was one that would change our lives and forever change our priorities.
Whether because of a fight, distance, or natural causes, friendship death can be especially painful. Unlike romantic relationships, we don't expect friendships to have expiration dates. There are no "where are we going?" conversations, no breakup war stories, no vows or pronouncements in front of friends and family. Friendships are what you turn to when you end a romantic relationship; they're there when you begin a new one. Friendships, it's understood, are forever. Why wouldn't they be? But the most painful breakup I've ever had wasn't with a romantic partner.