Friday, May 15, 2009

Ms. Fix-it

As a military spouse, I understand that I'm often the go-to person at home. I'm usually the one to either fix things or to get it done by someone else (not Stretch usually). But when Stretch is home, I have an irrational belief that he should step up and do some of those projects. After all, his father taught shop at one point and is often working on something around the house. This gene must have completely bypassed Stretch, though.

For weeks, we've had a leak that has gotten worse around our water filter attached to our kitchen faucet. I've pointed it out numerous times. Twice, Stretch took a cursory look and basically shrugged before walking off and doing nothing.

I finally had enough and while Stretch was off on a short trip this week, I bought another filter system and replaced the leaking one. There might have been another (cheaper) fix, but it's done and no longer bothering me.

If I manage not to say anything about it, I wonder if he'll even notice?
Update: He noticed, but it probably had something to do with the fact that the new filter wasn't exactly the same as the old one.


The Mrs. said...

my vote is no he wont notice. And I too am the go too person and then he gets upset when i take care of things. however its usually something I've asked him 20 times to do and he's either ignored me or been out of town. but hey, as long as its done who cares.

Jody said...

I'm willing to bet he doesn't notice and if he does it will be months later.

Guard Wife said...

He won't notice. But, if it were me, I wouldn't be able to keep my mouth shut long enough for him too. If he didn't walk into the house and IMMEDIATELY notice my handiwork, I'd probably point it out! LOL

Marine Wife said...

GW, that's how I am, too!

Amy said...

You go girl! In addition to fixing the leak, you're also giving your girls a lesson in being smart and independent.