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Thread: Building ____________ with DH

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    Super Member orangeroom's Avatar
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    Today I'm assisting DH with building nesting boxes. What have you helped your DH do? Do you find it interesting or as fun as I do?

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    We built a privacy fence together. Once I got him to listen to me all went well. Some times men do things the hard way. You should work smarter not harder. DUH!!!

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    twenty years ago when we moved to Colorado i helped my hubby build a metal shed in the back yard. my poor hands were red and cold!! not all that fun.

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    i don't have a DH, so i do it all myself. i have more tools than most men i know :)

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    As a farm wife I did more work with my DH than I care to really think about. He's a good man but got terribly bossy when we worked together. Some days I'd just walk away and go in the house, lol! Boy, that did more to put him in his place than anything else I could have done in the heat of the moment. I could always get more done and do it faster when my daughter and I did the work on our own. I think women are just better planners and tend to think things through better before they start a project. My daughter and I even tended to be able to read each others minds when things went astray with out actually speaking to each other. If things went astray while working with DH he'd blow a gasket if I tried to think for myself. Ha Ha! Men and women just don't think the same or take the same approach to things. Just so you know my DH is otherwise the calmest, kindest sort of man and so enjoyable to be around.

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    My DH and I have also built nestboxes, but this last week and weekend, and next week.....we are putting on a roof! He is one of those who thinks we should do EVERYTHING ourselves! The wonderful problem is that our house is fairly large. We bought it in a foreclosure for the property more than the house.

    Oh yes, I have also helped plumb, build fence, repair the car, and my least favorite, besides roofing was putting in the ductwork for central heat/air. Gotta love em!

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    We have been laying outdoor carpet on the screened porch. That is quite a project for 2 70+ year olds. We got most of it done. DS will finish it next weekend.

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    My husband always does things the hard way. I am basically lazy and look for simple ways for projects. I am very right brained and he is left brained. How did we make it 15 years together, I will never know.

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    For years we have worked together on any project either of us starts. If i need another hand I know who to call, if he needs that extra hand he calls me. The only time I refused to help was putting the new roof on the Shop I shake so bad when on the edge up high the whole building would have fallen down! LOL His 3 good buddies came over to help about the same time our Son-in-law and 2 of his friends showed up The 3 younger ones got up there (the peak is close to 30 feet up) and the 4 older ones (60+) stayed on the ground supervised and handed up supplies. That was a long day but they got it all on in one day the building is 35x60.

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    It is way to dangerest to work with my DH, a skill saw in his hands is an oxey moron. If I need to build something I just build it, or hire it done.

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