Whenever my husband gets involved in a household project, he ends up making a lot of extra work for me.
- When he decided to go around and caulk all of the windows, he trampled my flower gardens and left dirty fingerprints on the glass.
When he replaced the water heater, he flooded the basement and left the old water heater for me to get rid of. He never puts away his tools or cleans up any mess or garbage. This past spring, he wanted to take the air conditioner apart and clean it. I was not happy about this, because I knew it would result in a lot of work for me. As soon as he got started on the air conditioner, he began dragging out a whole bunch of tools that I knew he’d never pick up again. It didn’t take long for him to take the air conditioner completely apart. There were stray parts scattered all over the place and I worried he was going to lose important pieces. I started gathering up the stray screws. He then wanted to replace the air filter and asked me to drive to the store to buy a new one. By the time I returned home with a box of new filters, he’d managed to break a belt. He’d also walked through the house, with his shoes on, to check every single one of the return vents. He left a trail of dirt. The whole project was a disaster. By the time my husband got the air conditioner cleaned and put back together, I was super angry with him. Realizing the mess he created, he offered to clean up. He told me to go relax and enjoy the air conditioning while he took care of everything. I had to admit that the air conditioner was certainly operating a lot better than it had been.