Fulfilled Fridays 13 and Link-up

Completed shelves for the girls


I surprised myself this week. I’ve never been the kind of girl who liked to build things. Instead of hammering on the nail, I end up hammering my thumb.

So when I took control of the ‘honey-do’ list a few months ago, I was nervous. I figured I could mow the lawn and call it good enough. I didn’t put things on the list anyways, my husband just did projects as he saw them.

Now that I’m managing the list, I’m noticing all the little projects he used to do without being asked, or given credit for doing them to be honest. I simply never noticed all he did around the house–only that our house was taken care of when it needed something.

This week, I braved the garage and his tool chest to take care of a few things that needed to be done before winter.

But I did them in a way an inept housewife might do them, and that is okay.

I caulked some of our windows and nailed down the kitchen floor. They definitely aren’t pretty and I know I didn’t do them right but they were completed.

When I showed The Husband my handiwork, he had nothing but praise. He was proud of me for using roofing nails on the kitchen floor. As for the caulking, he gave me one tip and said good job.

Feeling empowered, I got out the drill and hung some shelves. They are not completely level, but they work. And now my girls have a place to display their creations.

I learned something this week:

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I am proud of myself for taking this step. It may seem silly to those of you who are crafty, but for me this is a big accomplishment. I have always been the ideal damsel in distress, and now I feel like I can help out a little more and not be so dependent on my husband for everything around the house.

As for the next project? I have already picked up some more caulking to finish the windows, and am planning many more in my head.

Who knows? Maybe I’ll just keep control of the ‘honey-do’ list forever, even after my husband graduates from school.

Have your responsibilities around the houses ever changed, and if so, how did you manage that?




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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Stephanie Volkert (@All_The_Vs)
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 09:17:18

    I had to take over a lot of the home maintenance stuff when I divorced years ago. I say as long as it works, then it was done right!



    • Crystal
      Oct 18, 2014 @ 09:28:22

      I’m slowly trying to get there Stephanie. I haven’t worried about a thing for 12 years because my husband has always taken care of it. Now that he is in school, it is suddenly my responsibility. It is a huge learning curve. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope to see you again.



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