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Friday, December 7, 2012

Home improvement...Aarrgghh!

No where is the difference between men and women more apparent than when the two of them are  working together on a project.  How do I know this?  My husband and I are doing remodeling work on our home.  I am going crazy!  How can two relatively normal people think so differently?!  However, to give him some credit, I probably drive him crazy too  :)

Here are some examples of what I mean.  I like to sew.  I decide on a project, make a list of the materials I need, check to see what I already have in my supplies, go to the fabric store and buy the materials, go home, set up my work area and proceed to make the whatever.  Then I clean everything up and put things away.  This usually takes less than a day from start to finish.  The end.

My husband is far more meticulous.  Projects need to be planned just right.  The materials need to be exactly what he envisions.  The old adage "Measure twice, cut once" is taken to new levels.  When I go with him to the home improvement store, I feel like a little kid being forced to go clothes shopping with her mother.  All my childlike tendencies, like sighing, pacing, shifting from side to side, checking the time and whining all rush to the surface.  Poor husband.

This project WILL get finished!
So, I've been working on being patient.  It isn't easy.  I thought I was a patient person but I guess I'm not there yet  :)  I keep reminding myself that his way of doing things might not be my way but the projects will get completed and will turn out fine and we'll enjoy the end results.  But in the meantime...sigh.

Maybe next time I go to the fabric store, I'll bring him along with me  :)


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