The phonecall, the appointment, the announcement ...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by TerryJ2, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Last night easy child's boyfriend, K, called husband to set up a dinner appointment at a sushi bar nearby. He lives an hr and 15 min. away.
    husband said his voice sounded shaky.
    He's going to talk to husband about getting engaged to easy child.
    But ... they want to live together in Richmond. Bad idea. easy child is going to grad school at Geo Wash Columbian School of Art Therapy, and hr and a half away and thinks she can take the train.
    We told her that she needs to focus on school, and taking the train or driving in Difficult Child traffic is a nightmare for anyone, but when you're on deadlines and crunchtime, it is not doable.
    So, husband will say yes to the engagement part and no to the living together part ...
    It's possible K may have a ring, too. One of his acquaintances was engaged last yr and bought his fiance a huge, $5000 ring. Two mo's later, she broke it off, and gave him back the ring. K is hoping to negotiate the price. That's what easy child says, anyway. She wanted to know if that was a bad thing to do, as in superstition, etc. (and this, coming from a psychiatric major, lol!) I said no, it's good business!
    Stay tuned.
  2. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    How exciting! Keep us posted!
  3. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Congrats!!! You *do* have a easy child and her boyfriend is also a big easy child. Most of the time you hear about the marriage plans from the kids themselves and if they want to move in together, you find out about that from the kids "Hey, guess where I'm living now...."

    Keep us on top of the latest :)
  4. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    Fingers crossed all goes well. It's great to read a easy child post, lol. Hugs DDD
  5. Calamity Jane

    Calamity Jane Well-Known Member

    What a gentleman! easy child is fortunate and so are you.
  6. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Fingers crossed for K & easy child! How sweet that he is asking!
  7. HaoZi

    HaoZi CD Hall of Fame

    Fingers crossed!
  8. StressedM0mma

    StressedM0mma Active Member

    How exciting!!! I think it is great that her boyfriend wanted to ask permission. husband and I were engaged 22 years ago (man I am OLD) and he never asked my dad.
  9. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Keep us posted!!! I hope they can accept not living together or find a place near her school where he can commute instead.

    For the ring, it is great business! If possible, let him know that the markup on jewelry is at least 300%, meaning that if the jeweler pays $100 the retail price will be $400 = $100 cost and $300 markup. I have a relative on Dad's side who is a fifth generation jewelery store owner. He and my dad and all their other cousins grew up on the same block and though Dad knows nada about jewelry, I learned quite a bit. He should also be aware that the value he could get from selling that ring would be way less than what his friend paid for it. Esp at a pawn shop. HE might want to go look at a few pawn shops to see the prices of the wedding rings there. It is a shocker.
  10. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Well, if they want to live where she can take the train but be close enough to Richmond to accommodate both of them...I recommend Fredricksburg. The train ride wont be bad for her and the ride for him wont be bad either. I know, I make that trip a lot and its a good mid point.
  11. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Thank you all.
    I'm leaving it up to husband tonight. Fingers crossed.
  12. StressedM0mma

    StressedM0mma Active Member

    Well?... Inquiring minds (aka nosy!!) want to know
  13. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    :runcirclsmiley2:9 more hrs ...
  14. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Bahahahaha! LOL well, I'm waiting too...

    husband asked my Dad - AFTER I cleared it with Jett & Onyxx. Then down on one knee, huge production in the middle of Red Lobster with the kids & my parents. It was awesome.
  15. buddy

    buddy New Member

    da da da da.....(that's the wedding march) .....wondering how it is all gonna go
  16. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Buddy... that would be daaa daaa da daaa...
  17. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    husband leaves in 15 min ... I'm going to paint and try to take my mind off of it.
  18. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Oh sure... it would be fun to peek over your shoulder and see what you're painting... like, some nice wedding scene? a house with a picket fence? Like THAT will take your mind off the situation... <wink>