... there is no other woman on this planet, that I would rather have with me - than the "Boss". As pretty much anyone knows who lives on a farm, you start pretty early in the morning, every single day. Yesterday, though, we had discussed going back to the city this morning, in order to purchase a sewage pump. We were - yes, were - having issues with one of our septic tanks here. So, I had expected to be awake by about 09:00, to get ready and head to town. However, about 05:00, I had laid down to get a bit of rest, before getting started again, organizing some files I have been working on the past couple of weeks. Oh, I guess it was right about 05:30, when I was half-way awakened, to hear a beating noise outside. I later learned it was the Boss's brother, apparently chipping away at the mortar surrounding the lid of the septic tank. She was getting dressed during my half-awakened state. Shortly after, I drifted back off to sleep. Apparently, they decided to empty the tank themselves, rather than for us to return to the city "just to needlessly spend money". This woman, who works from before daylight here, to well past dark almost every day, was helping her brother empty the septic tank, a job few people back home would want - especially the way they do it here! You see, she and her brother filled the buckets by dipping them into the septic tank, then would hang the buckets from a carrying pole to take them to the back of the rice field, where they emptied the buckets. Then, they would return to repeat the process. (Boy! The Health Department in the US would have a field day here, wouldn't they?) Anyway, I finally woke around 09:00, to more sounds. This time, it was her brother sealing the lid on the tank. In 3.5 hours, two people had completely emptied that huge septic tank, two buckets filled at a time. Aside from voluntarily doing work like this, she can kill, clean, prepare and cook any livestock we have. She flinches not, never once wavering from what she feels are her duties as a wife and daughter. In fact, aside from ghosts and snakes (which a recent experience has proven), I have yet to find anything she is afraid of in her life. She also takes care of me like a woman would her own baby. I have never been so spoiled, so well taken care of - in my entire life. I honestly do not know what I would do without her. (Now, you all know why I do everything I can, to make her life better, every day we are together.) She is truly, the wind beneath my wings. I love her more than life itself. I truly hope and pray, that every member of this forum, is in a similar relationship. Everyone here deserves to be loved as much.