My spouse has a temper.
- I try to get him away from apartment projects because when they don’t go well, he goes insane.
It is not abnormal for him to whip his tools across the shrubbery, yell the F bomb and “punish” the project by leaving it, and he doesn’t handle failure absolutely well. Periodically he even disfigures the project or hinders it with his outburst. The issue is that my spouse is always eager to start one. I bought a ductless mini split for the living room. I learned online and saw that the HVAC replacement could be done by the homeowner. I owned all the necessary tools and watched tons of videos. I did some practice drilling and learned about forums online. I was more than ready to do my ductless HVAC replacement, and when my spouse saw me gearing up to go, he pushed me out of the way. He is the guy after all, he can do it. Well he hadn’t done the research I had. He was always making mistakes and ruining my new HVAC unit. He started handling it roughly, swearing under his breath and I was worried about him denting the unit. When he thought that perhaps he needed a tool and left for the hardware store, I got to work. I was frantic, hoping to finish before he got back. I got all the horrible drilling, feeding refrigerant tubes and wires out of the way! My spouse came back when I was mounting the dinoor air handler. He was calm by then and the project was going well thankfully.