FWIW and in addition to my previous email on same subject:
1. My wife has two horses and two buggies for them to pull. I try to make
time for her to do things with them. I accompany her to "horse things".
2. From the time I get home from work until I go to bed, I give 100% of my
time to my wife and three small kids. I spend more time with my kids than
anyone I know.
From: Bill Brewer <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, January 20, 2000 6:12 AM
Subject: Triumphs verse Wife
> This is a serious and sensitive issue.
> SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed), IE my wife, has a problem with my cars
>(two TR-3's). I get up at 0430 every morning to work on them while she and
>our three young children are still sleeping. I get 90 minutes personal time
>every morning which is divided 50/50 between Triumphs and studying the
>Bible. I find it easy to jump out of bed at the thought of being able to
>work on the car with a hot cup of tea, unmolested.
> My kids love to ride in the TR.
> My wife thinks that it is okay sometimes.
> I am trying to placate my wife. I do things that might help her to
>and enjoy my hobby. Our British car club is very wife friendly and
>essentially everyone comes with their wife. I take her with me to two
>car shows (and shopping after) and see if she likes any aspect of the
>It turns out that she has always loved Morris Minor Woody Wagons
>(Travellers). There may be one in our garage someday.
> If my wife came home and caught me in bed with her best friend she
>would say "Well at least he wasn't working on that F***ing Triumph."
> The Triumph and airplane were both here long before the wife. Maybe
>they are the last strongholds of bachelorhood that she is trying to purge.
> Can any listers provide any usefull lessons learned and helpful
>suggestions? There could be some real nuggets of wisdom out there.
> I love my wife and am a dedicated husband and father. My wife views
>Triumph as the "other woman". I feel that life is too short not to drive a
> Bill Brewer