"I have one of these GEM micromatics. I first learned how to use a safety razor with it a few years ago. I'd say it's not the most user friendly right out of the gate. There are definitely more forgiving razors out there but…"
"I have been shaving every other day with one of three Micromatics for the past year. I have two clog-prufs and one classic. As long as I'm careful, I can avoid cuts and achieve some of the closest shaves.
In my opinion, the trick is to keep the…"
"I did a lot of reading last night, and this morning gave it another go. There are some things to learn about safety razors before just diving in, it seems. Damn this thing shaves close. No nicks or cuts, no irritation.
I have an old Gem Micromatic, exactly like the one in the third photo in the bakelite case here: http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/MicromaticI used this once a really long time ago. It was awful. Now, I wouldn't hesitate to chalk that up to bad technique or a cheap blade. But does anyone use these daily? Is there a secret I'm missing?See More
"I guess as far as household repairs goes, it depends on what your hardship tolerance is and if you have kids.
We just toughed it out without a water heater for a month while I very, very, very slowly figured out which tankless hot water heater…"
"Thanks all, much appreciated.
It's good to hear that these are very possibly lingering issues from what indeed was a tough time.
You're very right I think. I am guilty of 'clinging on' to the honeymoon period and…"
"Actually, the major (expensive) fix-its that have happened at the house have been the "gotta get it fixed NOW" sort of things. Like when the bottom rusted out on the ancient water heater. That's really when having $500 or…"
"I think y'all are just moving down the intimacy timeline and expecting it to look like the first few months, and reacting to it when it doesn't, then taking the rub too seriously.
If one of you is in a bad mood, just spend time apart or…"
"Of course not, that is how a believer is to live, friend.
It took me 20 years of prayer; I have the wife the Lord provided me, and now I understand why it seemingly took so long... Our Lord is not in a hurry, he provides the best for us, if we…"
"1) like I said earlier. Ultimatums are pretty stupid, esp very early in a relationship. It makes a stupid power play that almost always comes back to bite you in the ass. I still remember my first "date" with my wife(we had already messed…"