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    My wife doesn't like it, rolls her eyes at me our gives me a dirty look when she sees me going out with the scope. We just got back from vacation in Florida today, I packed my binoculars along with the camera in my bag well the first night we got there the skys were clear and I was going to go on the beach and look well the binos weren't in the bag anymore, they seemed to have been left hanging on the kitchen chair. She swears I left them.
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    My wife doesn't like it, rolls her eyes at me our gives me a dirty look when she sees me going out with the scope. We just got back from vacation in Florida today, I packed my binoculars along with the camera in my bag well the first night we got there the skys were clear and I was going to go on the beach and look well the binos weren't in the bag anymore, they seemed to have been left hanging on the kitchen chair. She swears I left them. I know for a fact I packed them I checked the night before.
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    My husband is great with my being in the yard at night. I think he's discovered that he gets time to himself with the remote control. When I find something he hasnt seen yet I go in and let tell him what I found. He likes to come out and see it. He's not a fan of the star hopping or stars maps but likes the observing. He will come out and tell me when its past midnight, I lose track of time. Money is tight. He's not as thrilled with the expense and my desire to travel to star parties hours away. Every few months I get the okay to buy an eyepiece or star chart or something. He also likes that I now mow our lawn every time so that we save money having someone else do it. He hates yard work with a passion. I get to spend what we would have spent on the yard on astronomy gear. Its been months since he's done it, I'm getting a new telescope.

    He is tired of watching documentaries. Every time I finish one series, I find another one to watch on net flicks. I try to watch them when he's not home now.

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    Well, my ex was quite supportive with respect to my addiction to space sciences.... Now over a year later, I have yet to see what my new significant other has to say. Time will tell.

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

    A couple of weeks ago, my wife was listening to me grumble about the high noise level of my Canon 350D in the summer heat. She said, "Well, if this camera is no good, why don't you get yourself a better one? You have a birthday coming up." Yes, I swear, she actually said that. She has no interest in astronomy herself, but she is very supportive of my hobby. My birthday present is on order.

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    I am fortunate that my wife has always been supportive of my hobbies. She might not want to stand out in the cold and look in an eyepiece but she is interested and might have a quick peek.
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    I got out of astronomy in the late 80's..my HOT wife (she is sittn next to me..LOL..ouch!) anyway she found a scope out of the blue..yard sale. Later she said...boy did I start something...sure did. Sometimes she will come out and view but not often, otherwise she is great.
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    And you want to BUY what LOL
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    I got out of astronomy in the late 80's..my HOT wife (she is sittn next to me..LOL..ouch!) anyway she found a scope out of the blue..yard sale. Later she said...boy did I start something...sure did. Sometimes she will come out and view but not often, otherwise she is great.

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    My wife is very good about it .,.,like others ,.,she would rather have me out in the yard .,.than out to the pub.,,besides .,.she is usually asleep by the time I go out,.,.so far as the spending goes.,.,discretion is sometimes best.,.O+O,.,.,

 

 
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