I don't know if the internet acronym of DH which
stands for "dear husband" is still used these days
but I've been on the net since before "smileys" were
invented, so the acronym DH (dear husband) is old hat to me.
He worked in construction until we moved here out of state
and taught me many things. We do all our own work and
make a good team be it working on a roof, painting, framing walls,
you name it DH can do it but he hates electrical and plumbing but
he does it.
One thing I didn't know when I met him was when you
live with a carpenter, construction worker, plumber, electrician, etc. etc.
framer, roofer... etc. etc. (he does it all) is you, the wife become thehelper
and LOL it's the grunt work you have to help out on,
like hold a 4ft x 8ft piece of 5/8ths inch thick drywall up on the
ceiling while he says....don't move, hold this...I'll be right back...I
need more drywall screws.... the "helper" is actually many times
(me) the laborer.
over the years DH has taught me many
things and though I'm a woman, I'm pretty darn handy in my own rights.
And about ruining DH's tools... well he laughs and mocks my
"girly girl tools" as he calls them and when I go to use them, they're
missing and I always find them in his
bought this place it was in rough shape, OMG rough shape to be honest
and the acreage is very harsh, it wants to eat you almost it's so hard to
tame. We couldn't find a tractor for many years that was in decent
shape and had we found one when we first moved here, we'd be way
ahead of the projects by now. I bought a six foot wide mower last
year to attach to the PTO on the tractor, that in itself really has been a
big help to do the fire abatement. DH sometimes cringes when he
comes home and realizes I've been "working" on the ranch, but I do a lot
of stuff to free up his time to do the more specialized things, especially
Though I didn't introduce myself in the Introduction section of the
forum when I first joined, I kind of just did on this thread