New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent
Posted 27 April 2010 - 05:18 PM
But I ordered it anyway; A Universal Astronomics Double-Star Mount complete with DSC's and the TV sky tour computer
I just hope it shows up while she's out of town. I've been working out though... honing my Ninja skills in preperation of its arrival
I'll just hide all the pointy things in the house, and buy her some flowers... that will cut the butt-chewing down to about an hour :blah: :blah:
Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:28 PM
And I suppose she doesn't read Cloudy Nights? You hope?
yeah! what's her user name here on CN??.... we're gonna rat you out!
Posted 27 April 2010 - 07:38 PM
Posted 27 April 2010 - 08:38 PM
The CFO won't know what happened.
Posted 28 April 2010 - 12:52 AM
Well, just tell her this is for the better.
Lotsa luck, though.
Posted 28 April 2010 - 05:12 AM
Posted 28 April 2010 - 06:37 AM
I hope you get a chance to use the mount before she catches you....
Posted 28 April 2010 - 08:49 AM
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 12:53 PM
Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:12 PM
Tell her you got something that will help her see stars. That will keep her guessing for awhile.
Bad Idea... Without a doubt she will reveal something that is very heavy that she can use to make you see lots of stars. She will even be happy to show you how it's used...
Posted 28 April 2010 - 01:56 PM
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 03:29 PM
When I run out of marketable old toys, I'm gonna have a problem, but so far, so good.
It also helps that my wife sincerely enjoys observing with me when she feels up to it, and she does take a genuine interest in the images I bring home when she opts not to join me. She couldn't care less about arcseconds or focal ratios or read noise, but being a painter herself, she's enough of an artist to appreciate "pretty pictures" and has enough of an eye to see the differences the "good stuff" makes.
Bottom line, being complete honest about my astro purchases hasn't deprived me of anything significant yet, and it has bought me a level of trust I'd be loath to jeopardize.
Posted 28 April 2010 - 07:37 PM
Jewelry always works better than flowers..it doesn't die and she can always wear it while you are using your mount. As far as the pointy objects..you're on your own there!
Posted 28 April 2010 - 09:57 PM
It's always easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission....
Posted 29 April 2010 - 05:26 AM
This is exactly my strategy
I buy and sell scopes and mounts so fast my wife gets dizzy-all she sees is boxes coming and going and has no idea what's what-works great!
Posted 29 April 2010 - 02:33 PM
Wrong approach. Next time buy her the mount for her birthday.
That would certainly cause a fatality in this household..
I have to say mine has been pretty flexible in my astro-gear endeavors. She's come to realize it's less expensive, and much less problematic than my car tuning hobby. It definitely goes more smoothly when I offset new procurement expenses by selling off existing gear. It doesn't go so well when I mention buying a mount that would fully pay for a car.
Posted 29 April 2010 - 03:20 PM
Posted 29 April 2010 - 06:18 PM
Posted 30 April 2010 - 10:58 AM
Then again I'm single. !@#$%