Post # 1
Okay everyone, I had posted about my boyfriend and I having a conversation about getting engaged this year, late summer to early fall. We have been together for four years and I’m looking forward to this next step in our relationship. I was doing laundry, in our basement, and I decided to take the garbage out that is in the bin in our basement. We have a bag in the garbage (thank god!) because he put it in on the side of the garbage. Insert important note that he does woodworking and that garbage is only used for woodshavings, I toss lint in there, dryer sheets, etc., nothing wet or gross. As soon as I saw it I put the bag back. I absolutely refuse to even go back and look at the box. I’m the antisnooper, I think it just builds too much anticipation and isn’t fair when the partner is trying to surprise you. I just cannot believe he has the ring. Oh man, my heart in this wait. 🙈 Not the smartest hiding spot in my opinion, but I’d also say no where anyone would think to look hahahah. anyone ever in similar situations before engagement?!
Post # 2
Are you sure that’s what it is or that he did not intend for you to find it? It seems like a very risky hiding place. I take out the trash in the laundry room regularly.
Post # 3
weddingmaven : agreed, a trash can doesn’t seem to be like the best choice for hiding an engagement ring
UNLESS the box is empty and he put the ring somewhere else
Post # 4
He put the ring box in the garbage? I agree that seems like an odd hiding place even if you don’t put ‘gross’ rubbish there, it still seems like a huge risk.
That aside, don’t look as it will be much more exciting if you don’t peek. But maybe keep in mind that it could just be some rubbish and don’t get too carried away or annoyed if this isn’t it.
Post # 5
Oh my gosh, I didn’t even think about it being empty! I didn’t touch it. Honestly, that would make much more sense for him to put it somewhere else! Either way I feel like I’m going to stay away from the bin for awhile, I’d hate for him to even have me find the box. I do believe you’re all right though, it might be somewhere else. It definitely means it’s in the house though, crazy!! Our “bin” is really an old hamper. I think because it’s his shop he probably tosses it in there really quick, but I doubt it’s still there. It was such a crazy moment when it happened!
Post # 6
So exciting!!! Update us when you get a proposal!!
Post # 7
Haha I would make him sweat
“hunni I’m going to take out the trash in the laundry room okay?”
Post # 8
Unless she’s in the habit of taking out the trash in his wood shop area, it’s pretty brilliant. My Darling Husband has successfully hidden birthday presents for me for years in my own closet because I cannot reach or even see the top shelving. He’s also hidden things behind tools, and I think once triple bagged a jewelry box inside a box of litter because I won’t go near cats and refuse to partake in their daily care.
One year he gleefully informed me of his hiding spot and I thought it was hilarious and adorable because he knows me and my patterns so well. I told him at least he uses his sneakiness for good.
Certainly could be a ring box, empty or with ring!
Post # 9
You mentioned he’s a woodworker? Maybe he’s making his own ring box😍😍😍 for you? That might explain why the box is in the garbage…..
Post # 10
meanttobee2018 : omg! Yesssssss!! I hope that’s it. Hella need to follow this thread for the deets after it happens.
Post # 11
Oh my goodness I love all of you!
Misswanderlust: that had me cracking up, too funny! I think he’d turn white!
Notmeeither: You nailed it with this. It’s so true. My boyfriend has also hidden presents in the past in plain sight where he knows I’ll never venture. The reality is that 2018 was an incredibly difficult year for us. We lost my aunt who I was very close with (Only 6 years apart), completely unexpectedly. It was devistating for me. Then my boyfriend lost an amazing family friend who received a diagnosis of cancer and it spread very quickly. We ended 2018 with me needing surgery. It’s been difficult. So I have to say, I have been finding ways to try and be helpful and thoughtful, including taking out that trash that I NEVER do 🤣 I’m going to stick to my ways and leave that one alone haha. Regardless of when it’s coming, I’m so grateful for our lives and everyday together. Life is very very short.
Meanttobee2018: oh my gosh, I didn’t even think of that! That would be so nice!! It’s weird because the garbage is actually an old hamper that we just put a bag in and the box is hidden on the side of the garbage, so it feels like a weird spot if he was just getting rid of it. I’m keeping my paws off either way 🤣