You know those husbands that are super handy and fix things? My husband is not that husband. He fixes things that do not need fixed, but God love him, he tries. He decided last night to buy a Nest for our thermostat. It took him a good 2 hours trying to get it connected whilst storming back and forth to garage for the breaker box, turning on/off lights, cussing, sweating, reconnecting the old one back (still didn’t work), and finally giving up.
So my husband called someone out to fix it today. Took that guy 15 minutes and we had to pay $70.00… Conversation with husband after he left:
Husband-“Can you take the Nest thing back to Lowe’s and pick up my prescription?”
Husband-“We will just keep the thermostat we have.”
Me-“Good idea.” (I’m a smart ass)
Husband-“I was trying to be more efficient on our power bill.”
Husband- “Since you leave every light on.” (He’s also a smart ass)
Me- “ That’s your kids!”
Husband- “Yeah, you count too.”
It is so funny because I do love that he tries, but I knew before he got that thing out of the box that he wouldn’t get it connected right. We have been married for 7 years and I know him like the back of my hand. He does surprise me from time to time. He did connect a light fixture at our old house-I helped. He is great at other things like being a dad, husband, provider, protector, lover, best-friend, and soulmate, that’s more important to me.