WHAT MADE ME RED HOT THIS WEEK!
What made me red hot this week?
Yeah, I can do this...
and WARNING!!!! It is NOT NICE about my hubby.
The following rant does not mean I am not grateful, proud, in love with, or otherwise with my hubby... but I was asked what got me red hot this week, and I'm gonna be honest.
I know how hard my hubby works to support us all.
I know how blessed I am to have not needed to work for the last 17 years.
I know what a great guy I have... but something got me all bothered this week, and for the last 17 years!
My hubby works construction.
Has since the day I met him.
Wait, I should be more specific.
He is the head guy of the entire construction crew of his company in Irvine.
He works in an office now, responsible for 35 guys, and works on multi-million dollar
proposals and draws up those jobs for the company.
He is a Journeyman Sheet Metal Worker for the past 27 years.
HE LOVES his work, and his company.
THAT isn't my problem.
MY problem is that he can FIX, MAKE, AND BUILD ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.
I MEAN ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.
When it was time to remodel our kitchen... we didn't hire one single thing out. He did it ALL.
Framing, electrical, tile, cabinet installing, rewiring, EVERYTHING!
He even did the drawing of the plans himself. It's what he does.
No, that's still not my problem.
Before the kitchen, he built our entire patio, a playhouse for the kids, redid our fireplace, remodeled on one bathroom, remodeled the kids rooms etc...
The only thing we have EVER hired out was getting our new dual paned windows in a couple of years ago, and it was done in one day.
Recently, he was supposed to start construction on enlarging Johnny and Alex's bedroom and building us a master bathroom that would make the Queen cry with envy.
Instead, I decided that we needed to buy another home and rent it out,
since the prices are so low now.
Fine, we are looking... so HE DECIDES TO MOVE THE POOL PUMP from one side of the yard to the other...
I HAVE NO FREAKING IDEA!
You know all those 'great' projects he's done, that I mentioned before?
Well... what I failed to mention was that he
TAKES FOREVER AND A DAY TO COMPLETE THEM!
The pool pump, he PROMISED ME would be moved and cleaned all up in two weekends, flat... no problem...easy peasy.
WE ARE ON WEEKEND 8!!!!!
It's 100 outside, my pump still isn't working, and it's getting green in the pool.
Can you feel my frustration now?
The kitchen remodel was NINE MONTHS OF HELL!
It's not that he doesn't know what he's doing, he just makes 4000 trips to Home Depot a day, and doesn't start working on it until 2 p.m.!
Oh... don't start telling me how blessed I am to have a man that does projects around the house... my Daddy could do all this stuff, and HE BUILT OUR ENTIRE 2500 SQ. FOOT HOUSE when I was 11, in NINE MONTHS, AND HE HAD A BAD BACK!!!
I know... I know... I sound like a complete shrew... but I cringe when he starts another project!
And... of course... I have to make a comment like...
"Uh... are you sure you want to start something? You know how antsy I get when the job doesn't get completed in a timely manner, then we argue, then we both get frustrated, and... well... it is worth it?"
Quite frankly, the reason I want to buy a rental house is because I just CAN NOT go through another construction project for months and months and months.
Do I want a huge master bathroom?? Yes?
Am I willing to wait for it?
We aren't getting any younger.
I just can't put him, myself or the kids through another year long project.
I just can't.
One day, I'll have to take a picture of the Master Bathroom we have now...and you will GASP at how microscopic it is. No, really, you can sit, wash your handS AND take a shower at the SAME TIME!!!
I am willing to live with it forever not to have to feel the way home construction makes me feel about my hubby. I have a timeshare in Vegas with a huge bathroom I can visit.
I'd rather like my husband.
I ask Bill all the time... like a complete idiot I ask... "How long do you think it will take?"
WHY DO I DO THAT TO MYSELF!!!
I ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWER!
Oh, I love that man, but when it comes to doing things for himself, he takes his sweet time.
If someone else were to ask him to do something for them...
HE DOES IT LICKETY SPLIT!
Oh... I get soooo PISSED!!!!
So, this week, our pool is green, it's really hot, and he promised he would be done way back in June. I may have to go buy a pool from the store and set it up right next to our built in pool.
Sue me if I sound like a witch!