So, what’s the best part of getting married late in life? They actually know how to do stuff.
Unless you’re Demi Moore, you probably have married someone close to your own age. And, this means they have at least once had to take care of things.
For about 40 years, I was responsible for every last thing from brewing my own tea to calling up the maid service. (You didn’t actually think I was going to spend my Saturdays forever wanding out the toilet bowl, now, did you?) And, taking out the garbage (like he did this morning) is just the beginning.
The best move I ever made was to marry a set of skills. There is a saying in the South: do not advertise your man. But, I cannot help but wax poetic about certain things about Husband. He is good at many things, but he is positively genius at the following (in order): finances, technology, business management, electrical anything (he has an electrical engineering degree), loading and unloading the dishwasher, and staying calm when I’m sick. (Nothing grosses this man out.)
For one, let’s get to the really applicable part of his genius – tech support. Yes, that’s right, I have a built-in geek squad right in my own house. Can I just tell you how fabulous it is that I can just plop my laptop on his lap and say, “It’s Bill Gates’ fault”? No error message, funny inexplicable noises, sudden blank screens or lost files are not too much for Husband to handle. And, the best part is, he doesn’t seem to mind.
To all those older women still looking for Mr. Right, I add one more quality to your list of things to seek – technology know-how. Sure, you can hire someone to do that, but can you just imagine leaning over the couch and saying, “fix it” and it gets handled in 30 seconds flat?
What’s your favorite Husband skill?