When I was married I always asked forgiveness rather than permission. Probably why I am single! lol. He came home from deployment once to 2 horses. Of course that is why we bought the property in the first place but he always stalled me. It was MY money. Paid $950 for one and the other for $1. Trained them both and sold for a total of $9000. And he got nary a penny.
Hahahahaha! I love it. I don't have anything even close to that story, but once when my ex was in San Fransisco with one of my daughters at a gymnastics event, on the spur of the moment I rented a beach house for the week for my other daughter and I without discussing it and it still bothers him to this day.