I had several people ask me what a "marital moment" is, I assume these people are either single or have NEVER worked on a project with their spouse or significant other, so I will attempt to explain. When a couple is working on a project together, such as home improvement, fixing something that is broken, decorating, or putting up a tent, "marital moments" happen. Usually it starts out with high expectations, sometimes even with a plan, but you can't plan for the unexpected "snag". Something, usually completely out of your control, causes things to go in a direction neither one of you plan for. When putting up a tent it usually is weather, weather causes all kinds of different problems when dealing with canvas, like at Fort Dobbs when we waited 2 days for the wind to quit blowing just so we could get the tent set up. The most likely time for us to have "marital moments" is during set up, I have changed how we are doing things to adjust for weather and Beth wants a complete explanation of why and if she doesn't understand why I should explain again, when I explain again I do not realize that what she really means is explain different, now the "marital moment" is almost here. Usually in my frustration to get things done I will tell Beth to just do it and it doesn't matter if you understand, this is true but your wife now has "hurt feelings" and it is your fault. Now is when the "marital moment" begins, what is said during a "marital moment" is different for everyone, usually ours starts with something about my tone of voice, I really don't understand this tone of voice thing I just know I have been told multiple times "tone of voice matters" so it must be true. One thing to remember with "marital moments" when setting up a tent is we all have canvas walls, all your neighbors are nice enough to stop what they are doing during your "marital moment" so they don't disturb you and so they won't miss a word. The funny thing about most "marital moments" is a couple of hours later you really don't even remember what it was about, nope I am wrong, believe me she remembers EXACTLY what it was about because at the next "marital moment" she will remind me. Thanks for coming by.