Question: Sometimes when my husband reads your column, he gets all uptight about our financial situation. Can you tell him to lighten up?
Answer: Lighten up, Bubba. Injecting stress into a family discussion about finances inevitably works like a rubber band — you stretch it and stretch it, but eventually it snaps back and stings you.
Often husbands and wives find themselves at opposite ends of the money management spectrum. One is a tight wad and the other seems determined to blow the whole wad.
May I suggest a little “humor time out” in the war of the wages?
We’re predicted to get down into the 80s.The heat has been brutal here. Looking forward to the change. Right?
As usual, this has been an exciting week. Thought I would get by with one completely free day, but not so. I just penciled in an appointment for Thursday — so, there it goes.
I need to say no, but it is so hard for me to miss anything.
I know you and you’re here
In everyday we live
I know her and she’s here
I can feel her when I sing
Hey Laura, where are you now
Are you far away from here
I don’t think so
I think you’re here
Taking our tears away
When you think of
Laura laugh don’t cry
I know she’d want it that way
— “Think of Laura” by Christopher Cross
It’s just a small granite piece I had etched years ago. It sits in the backyard next to a small statue of an angel I found at a local store. Some lilies sprout there from time to time making it a most beautiful sight.