I understand in this economic time, that families are saving as much as they can, curbing their spending, counting their pennies. I agree with that, I understand it, and our family does it. But lemme ‘splain something about my husband and DIY home projects: they don’t mix. Right now even, as I type this, I hear him in the garage cursing his brains out.
The other day, when he informed me that the water heater needed to be replaced, I immediately tried to convince him that we should pay someone to take care of it for us. I waxed poetic over the fact that hiring someone to do it would mean:
- We would have peace of mind - if it wasn’t fixed properly, we could blame someone else and have them fix it again
- We would have a stress free evening – no sweating, cursing, and frustration for HBL and no having to witness and listen to him sweat, curse, and become increasingly frustrated as the process wore on, for me
I wasn’t successful in my efforts to convince him to hire someone to do the job. But, since he insisted that he could do this, I insisted that he could not complain about how tough something was, since he signed on for it. And much to my surprise, he’s been holding up his end of the bargain! He’s been having his tantrums in private - usually he is in and out of the house bemoaning something!
Here’s hoping he gets it done soon, so he can finally take a shower, get some food in his stomach, and relax.
… With a new hot water heater installed correctly!