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    Default Re: What does the better half say to your hobby?



    My wife is AWESOME when it comes to my hobby. She's the one who bought me my imaging set-up.
    She's very understanding and has even suggested that we head home, if we're out with friends because "It's a clear night out".

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    Default Re: What does the better half say to your hobby?

    I have no "better half" so I can do my hobby without any restrictions. However, that can cause some problems. I went all the way to working at a professional observatory from humble beginnings as an armchair astronomer, spending a lot of dough on gasoline and restaurant food as I worked for over four years gratis, with no pay. Looking back on it I must have been too far gone into astronomy.
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    Default Re: What does the better half say to your hobby?

    What does the better half say to your hobby?
    To be honest, I don't talk to myself that much.
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    Default Re: What does the better half say to your hobby?

    My wife is supportive, and is into astronomy herself. But she's too short to look through my scope. That's why I'm planning on getting her a
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    My wife asks where I am going and what time I'll be back, then she says see you later and don't wake me up when you come in.
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    She like it much better than my previous hobbies of motorcycling . She buys me astro goodies as well, no complaints.
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    She got me back in the hobby, as her and my step-daughter got me a scope for m Bday last year, so can't say too much. But I do hear, So your tired that's what you get for stay up ti all hours. See looks now and then and wants to get a PST so it's not bad at all.
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    She likes it just as much as i do.We been in this hobby for 2 months now.We always go out on clear nights together.She has always been beside me on any hobbys i do.I was also into racing electric remote control cars on dirt oval tracks in the Mid-West for about 2 years.(Fun Fun...lol) I recently sold out my r/c cars & stuff to use the money for telescope & accessories.Now were hooked!

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    Default Re: What does the better half say to your hobby?

    My wife loves that I have a passion for AP, but would never go out with me for more than a minute or two a year. She likes the pictures and often reminds me that its clear outside. Though its expensive she's usually lets me get it so long as I've planned it out a couple months in advance. At the same time, Common phrases:

    "I thought you said all you needed was $XXX"
    "Don't the bugs bother you?"
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    "I woke up at 4am and you weren't in bed yet..."
    "its your own fault your staying up that late"
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    "Honey, its time for bed now. You have to work in the morning"
    "I thought you said you were only going to take your pictures on weekends from now on"
    "sigh..."
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