Learned something this past week My wife and boys returned last night after being gone for a week visiting her mom and family. Now that they are back, Iâ€™ve realized that after 9 years of marriage, I can no longer survive on my own. During the past week, I stayed at the office until 8 pm each night, slept in until 11 on Saturday and Sunday, and went all day Saturday and Sunday without showering (after mowing the lawn in 100+ degree heat, I was RIPE). I had a big comfy chair pulled up right in front of the PS3 and TV along with a bench for my laptop and food. I ate the same thing three days in a row, pizza rolls and hot pockets. I also polished off an ass load of ice cream and a box of 12 Twinkies. I would sure hate to see what I would look like if she was gone for longer than a week.