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When did this happen? For years I went by luxuriating in the amount of time I had to simply do nothing, if needs be.

Now all of a sudden I seem to have to book an appointment if my balls need more than the most cursory scratch.

Signing up to an MSc, and having a reasonably time-consuming hobby (cycling) that for once I don't need to wait until the weekend to do, and I'm run ragged.

How the hell people on here with families and kids and stuff do it is totally beyond me.

We don't. We spend our timing hoping for death for a nice rest and some peace and quiet.

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I set the alarm earlier on weekends than on weekdays. I was looking forward to a mammothly long lie-in on Saturday morning, but this was somewhat set back by drinking until 6am and waking up in my mate's garden.

JL said...

How the hell people on here with families and kids and stuff do it is totally beyond me.

You only think you have no free time. As you suggest, have kids and you'll know the real meaning of no time.. no time for a hobby or an MSc or any thing you have control over.

Updated November 26, 2012 at 11:51 AM

If you really wanted some spare time, you'd have made some for yourself already.

exiges said...

JL said...

How the hell people on here with families and kids and stuff do it is totally beyond me.

You only think you have no free time. As you suggest, have kids and you'll know the real meaning of no time.. no time for a hobby or an MSc or any thing you have control over.

This more than anything else terrifies me about having kids.

The constant lack of someone I could ever consider having them with seems to solve the problem though.

My free time consists of 5 hours of a weekend fishing and work these days is rest :D

_Mick_N said...

My free time consists of 5 hours of a weekend fishing and work these days is rest :D

This.
But without the 5 hours fishing.

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JL said...

exiges said...

JL said...

How the hell people on here with families and kids and stuff do it is totally beyond me.

You only think you have no free time. As you suggest, have kids and you'll know the real meaning of no time.. no time for a hobby or an MSc or any thing you have control over.

This more than anything else terrifies me about having kids.

The constant lack of someone I could ever consider having them with seems to solve the problem though.

I had an urge to start having kids recently but looking after my sisters kids for a week beat that out of me. Far too demanding for me.

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JL said...

This more than anything else terrifies me about having kids.

Am I right in saying you don't own a home either ? Try having kids and a house that requires constant maintenance.. So your weekend is mainly trying to do DIY with a child dawdling off with various life-threatening items from your toolbox (perhaps assaulting pets with them), or asking a million and one irrelevant questions..

Updated November 26, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Kind of like jetskis - fun for 10 minutes then all of a sudden you just want to give them back.

exiges said...

JL said...

This more than anything else terrifies me about having kids.

Am I right in saying you don't own a home either ? Try having kids and a house that requires constant maintenance.. So your weekend is mainly trying to do DIY with a child dawdling off with various life-threatening items from your toolbox, or asking a million and one irrelevant questions.

You are right, sadly - still renting as I home in on 40 :( Always lived in places too expensive to align with my inability to save money for a deposit!

Very foolish James. DIW.

Matteeboy bought all of his worldwide properties with cash.

JL said...

exiges said...

JL said...

This more than anything else terrifies me about having kids.

Am I right in saying you don't own a home either ? Try having kids and a house that requires constant maintenance.. So your weekend is mainly trying to do DIY with a child dawdling off with various life-threatening items from your toolbox, or asking a million and one irrelevant questions.

You are right, sadly - still renting as I home in on 40 :( Always lived in places too expensive to align with my inability to save money for a deposit!

You could always use your 'enough money to not worry about having a job for a year' slush fund, or the 911 Turbot fund, or the ten holidays a year fund.;)

That said, I'm not dead against renting longer term, there are plenty of countries I've been to where owning your own house is the exception rather than the rule.

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Just for context, as I know how lame that sounded, out here you need to gather about 30% of the asking price to get a mortgage (20% deposit minimum, then agent's and land fees are hefty) - so that equates to tucking about GBP100k away to buy somewhere even semi-worthwhile. I find this to be quite a lot.

JL said...

Just for context, as I know how lame that sounded, out here you need to gather about 30% of the asking price to get a mortgage (20% deposit minimum, then agent's and land fees are hefty) - so that equates to tucking about GBP100k away to buy somewhere even semi-worthwhile. I find this to be quite a lot.

£3,000,000 = semi worth while?

Blimey.

JL said...

Just for context, as I know how lame that sounded, out here you need to gather about 30% of the asking price to get a mortgage (20% deposit minimum, then agent's and land fees are hefty) - so that equates to tucking about GBP100k away to buy somewhere even semi-worthwhile. I find this to be quite a lot.

Lucky petrols cheap huh?

RichardMajor86 said...

JL said...

Just for context, as I know how lame that sounded, out here you need to gather about 30% of the asking price to get a mortgage (20% deposit minimum, then agent's and land fees are hefty) - so that equates to tucking about GBP100k away to buy somewhere even semi-worthwhile. I find this to be quite a lot.

£3,000,000 = semi worth while?

Blimey.

Eh?

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Full marks for mathematical creativity there, now try again :lol:

duncs500 said...

RichardMajor86 said...

JL said...

Just for context, as I know how lame that sounded, out here you need to gather about 30% of the asking price to get a mortgage (20% deposit minimum, then agent's and land fees are hefty) - so that equates to tucking about GBP100k away to buy somewhere even semi-worthwhile. I find this to be quite a lot.

£3,000,000 = semi worth while?

Blimey.

Eh?

100 / 30 X 100 = 3,000,000 donkey :roll:

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