Big shout outs are due for my husband. After working at it over a handful of weekends, he’s finished building our new gate! Honestly, I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out but it looks great & works so hats off to you, sir. Shout outs are also due to a couple of dudes who helped him work on it, Pani & Anthony, way to go fellas.
When Richard told me he was going to build our new gate by himself I was totally skeptical. From the get-go I was questioning him about every step, “What kind of wood do you need? What kind of tools, do you know how to use those tools? What kind of books have you consulted?” On and on the questions went. I was a total nag. I was a mini Mike Holmes, worrying if we didn’t “Do it right the first time” all hell would break loose. It didn’t help that my husband never gave me the answers I was looking for. Instead of saying “Don’t worry I’ve been researching this for weeks I know exactly what I’m doing” he’d say “Trust me, I’ll figure this out.” Naturally I was worried.
I don’t know why I was surprised the gate came together the way it did. I should trust my husband more often. I don’t think it’s his abilities I worry about, either – it’s totally something I’m projecting onto him because if it was me (suspend your belief here) building that gate I’d be worry constantly if I was doing it right, checking every little details, going on blueprints… Oh who am I kidding I would have hired a professional.
I learned a lesson today, I should trust in my husband’s ability more often and believe him when he says “It’ll be ok, babe.”