Saturday, July 23, 2005

Building...



I'm convinced that if you really want to see how compatible you are with a person......build together! My husband and I have FINALLY finished putting up the rest of the sheetrock in the basement - YES. We had to wait until we could build a small storage shed to house the saws and tools we had stored in the basement, and finished THAT project up a couple of weeks ago (I don't get bored easily...but that had to be one of the most boring days of my life)!

I am lucky. We work quite well together on projects, and even when I do something not so intelligent (like dropping a hammer on my head!) he's very patient and rarely loses his cool. We see how the other deals with frustration, teamwork, compromise, compatiblity and communication. And all of those things are carry-overs...in how you treat one another in every day life.

I'm telling you....if you want to get to know someone, forget the romantic dinners.....forget co-habitation. Grab a hammer, some nails and a stack of wood...and go build!

2 comments:

Lance said...

That is so true, I have made a few projects myself and I find those questions so you screwed that up in th emiddle of th eproject very helpfull. I think it is confidnece too, and if you know what you are doing you can explain it. If you do not then you are truly winging it all the way and not with the nest results.

Lori said...

Yes...I am definitely a "winging it" kind of girl, whereas my husband is very methodical. We don't necessary go about it the same, but what is it they say about the journey being more important than the destination....