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Setting Up Another House

June 24th, 2011 at 09:17 am

It is the strangest thing: to set your husband up for apartment living. I don't think I will ever do this again. Once will be enough. Although, it does give me empathy for those who have sent children off to college. It can be a very hard thing.

We spent $180 at Walmart yesterday, for a couple of cooking pots, some utensils, basic cleaning supplies, a trash can, a toaster, cutting board, shower curtain and rod, glass cups, a clock. Oh, there more on the list, but I'm not going to list it all.

We also stopped at two other stores for a printer and a set of lamps. Another $90 spent there.

I am grateful for all the things we don't have to buy: sheets, blankets, towels, dishes, coffee mugs, and other utensils. We also have a loveseat, glider rocker, a dresser and a night stand that he will move with him.

There are still a few more things to buy: a twin mattress and an end table. He also wants a coffee table, but it is a cheap $20 item, so I'll probably give in.

My husbands desires and expectations of needs are a bit different from mine. I would be fine with garage sale items, but him, not so much. I would not need a coffee table. I guess he does. And really because this is a stressful time, I'm trying really hard not to rock the boat too much. It just irritates him. And the truth is, I don't have to live alone away from home, like he does. It is going to be hard on him, too. The least I can do is let him get a $20 coffee table.

6 Responses to “Setting Up Another House”

  1. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I agree...let him have his $20 coffee table if it makes him feel more comfortable.

  2. patientsaver Says:

    I just starting reading a new fiction book on a husband and wife who start living separately also, but for an entirely different reason.

    The husband is involved in an accident. He doesn't exactly cause it, but he's involved, and the driver of the other car dies. When an attorney contacts him and asks him to meet with him to talk, the guy and his wife get nervous and are afraid they're going to file a wrongful death suit and whether they win or lose, defending yourself against a lawsuit is expensive and can cost you big time.

    So they guy's wife decides they should file separation papers and start living apart in advance so that if the lawsuit occurs, they will already have demonstrated plans to divorce and becus he plans not to contest, she will have all assets so they won't lose them.

    A rather creative way to protect one's assets.

  3. Jerry Says:

    In the long run, it's $20 for a coffee table, and it will lead him to have some insurance for feeling a little more at home... that's worth it! Any little things like that definitely make a difference. I hope it is a smooth few months, and that everything goes well on both fronts!
    Jerry

  4. Looking Forward Says:

    I'm sure being alone will be tough, so what's another $20?
    Will you have to rent a moving van to get all this stuff to the new place?

  5. pnwmom Says:

    I literally just got done with that book patient saver!

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    What is the name of the book? It sounds interesting. Smile
    CCF -

    I hope you don't have to rent a moving truck on top of all the other expenses.

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