We just reconstructed our porch. We had the old one torn down and a new one built. It took us six years to accumulate the money to start this project and it is not finished yet. I said, “Wouldn’t this look pretty with a tile floor?” This weekend we are tiling the porch floor over the concrete.
All I have to do is think out loud and things get done. My husband listens so well that he scares me. A friend of ours was staying with us for a few weeks. She had sold her house and was waiting on a house to close in TX before moving away. She made a comment…thinking out loud…that she MIGHT want to sell her vehicle and just fly to TX and purchase a new one when she got there. I think she was half joking. My husband made a couple of phone calls and announced that he had her vehicle sold…just like that. She was not ready for that and he had to make another phone call to un-sell her vehicle. He’s crazy like that. It is his most annoying habit. He actively responds to everything anyone says. I think he tries too hard to please sometimes.
Most women I know complain that their husbands never really listen to them. They have become so very complacent that they just nod and say, “Okay Honey.” Mine does that also. But he really listens and acts on what he hears, so I have to be careful not to think out loud too much unless I really want something done.
Sometimes I just need to vent. I come home complaining about the cost of food, next thing I know he is clipping coupons. I tell him I didn’t predict the rain I got caught in, and he downloads a weather app on my phone. I could list things forever, but you get the point.
Funny how one of his most annoying habits to me is also one of his more desirable and endearing. Does your spouse or partner have annoying habits that you love?