I think I made a mistake by mentioning to my husband that there were several items that needed to be repaired around the house. He’s been scarce ever since. He says that God gave him so many talents that He ran out of room when it came to “fix-it talents.” Did I buy that? I don’t think so!
Husbands are born with this idea: if it’s still standing, it’s in A-1 shape.
If it’s leaning, well, so is the Tower of Pisa.
If the paint’s peeling, it’s modernly rustic.
If there’s a hole, put a flower pot in front of it and no one will ever know.
“We just re-roofed and painted a couple of years ago,” he said.
“No, hon, you’re a little off,” I said. “That was 10 years ago when the tree fell on the house and literally destroyed it. We had no choice.”
This is always a major test on a marriage. They will try anything from “having a major headache” to letting you walk in and find the yellow pages open to “attorneys.”
“You’ll be so proud when it’s done. Just wait and see!”
I’ll keep you posted.