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  • robnye
    robnye Posts: 5,411 Forumite
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    i tried working 10-7 and sleeping 7-10, but my wife wouldnt allow it..... :rotfl:
    smile --- it makes people wonder what you are up to.... ;) :cool:
  • System
    System Posts: 178,102 Community Admin
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    I really cant beleive people are alive at that time of the morning!!
  • BeepBeep_3
    What do you think about the presumption about under-40s over-estimating their earning potential? Sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere. :confused:
  • robnye
    robnye Posts: 5,411 Forumite
    First Anniversary Combo Breaker
    i always underestimate my monthly wage packet and then i am mildly surprised when i get it
    smile --- it makes people wonder what you are up to.... ;) :cool:
  • Lotta_Littlies
    So I won't hold my breath for Martin to come and take care of the children one morning so that I can have a well deserved lie in then? :confused: :rolleyes:

    "One hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, how big my house was, or what kind of car I drove. But the world may be a little better, because I was important in the life of a child."
  • Queenie
    Queenie Posts: 8,793 Forumite
    Hmmm, add it up ... he's still getting around 6 -7 hrs sleep (lucky, lucky, so-n-so!) ;)

    Having been a shift worker, married to a shift worker ... I think his comments very reasonable. ;)
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  • megsykins
    megsykins Posts: 210 Forumite
    ah, I always knew Martin was a reasonable guy! Who would get up at that hour, more to the point, who is watching telly at that hour?!?!
    Maybe it's the student in me, but I'd rather work til 3am and have a lie-in than get up early!!
  • Edinburghlass_2
    Edinburghlass_2 Posts: 32,680 Forumite
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    I remember when you used to get up early Martin, just to sit on the sofa next to Natasha ;)
  • toaster2
    toaster2 Posts: 60 Forumite
    Enjoyed reading the blog....

    However, ill play slight devils advocate here- if you weren’t as successful/or if the site wasn’t performing as well as it is, would you have done it?

    Also at the moment does any of your media work reach (target) ‘the early birds’ if not perhaps you could of plugged the site to potential new members maybe?

    P.s I’m no way having a go here- I think everyone on this site realises the hours you put in (and I for one am grateful)
  • mountainofdebt
    you sound very much like my son.

    He's not a morning person and although he's only 13, we've learnt not to expect much conversation.....and he was like that before even more he was a teenager!

    Question though ...have you always been like this???
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