Why does he make everything twice as difficult as it has to be?

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We have a barn that really isn’t a barn. What started out as storage space for motorcycles and lawn mowers has morphed into a custom built man cave… and now that the man cave has a heat pump? The upstairs has to be temporarily blocked off for winter before the staircase turns into a chimney.

This should have been a simple project.

I told the husband – cut a piece of insulation foam. The heat pump installer told the husband – cut a piece of insulation foam. The friend that helps him now and then told the husband – cut a piece of insulation foam.

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Which is why the husband made a hinged door out of zip siding.

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Did I mention the husband doesn’t like to be told what to do?

After a laborious day of cursing and figuring and adjusting and fitting and more cursing….

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The husband came home to cut a piece of insulation foam.

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Which he wanted to attach to that hinged door of zip siding.

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This involved more measuring and cutting ..

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And fitting and pushing and removing and more measuring and cutting.

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Please note the non OSHA approved chunk of wood dismantling the saw’s safety feature.

More fitting.

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More measuring and cutting.

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More fitting.

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Halfway through the process, Mike Pence stopped by to say hello.

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And finally after I helped him measure, cut and fit for 3 hours to no avail… I snuck out.

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For the sake of my sanity…. as well as our marriage.

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39 thoughts on “Why does he make everything twice as difficult as it has to be?”

  1. The end justifies the means. I like the hinge idea, because he still has access to the attic should he need it. Just tacking up insulation prevents access all winter. Not the military way of doing things. I like what he did, but you know, us military guys think alike and stick together, so their is that.

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    1. The foam board could have been hinged, which would have been much lighter and easier to lift. Thereโ€™s also the matter of the zip board being too short to fully cover the opening. Stay tuned….

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  2. The 5th picture and the bottom one looks like the room is cut in half with a mirror!!!
    “Did I mention the husband doesn’t like to be told what to do?” So why do you keep on telling him what to do!?!?!?

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  3. Hmmm my comment appears to have taken a left turn out to never never land. And part of it is in the other room I just left. Oh. And that is why George Peppard used to say ‘ I love it when a plan comes together !’ Because there are a lot that never do come together. On the good side it improves the quality of our drinking time. Because I hate to drink without a reason. Can I pour you one ? Apologies if this is a de javu reply. Can I pour you another ? And Oh my on the Mike P note. Must be something to do with the ‘bad’ ideas. Euphemisms excluded.

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  4. That wasn’t Mike Pence — that was The Donald saying the problem is going to go away like magic….just like Covid.

    And then, just like Covid, it probably would have gone away (except that The Donald doesn’t know your husband).

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