First of all, let me just say that I am absolutely not about to have a tirade over the things my husband does or does not do. And also, I don’t have a list. Because as a general rule I’m just not really a list kind of girl. But there are some things in our house that have been generally understood to be done by the husband or the wife when it comes to the division of labor.
For instance, I clean the litter boxes and the bathrooms and do the laundry. He mows the lawn. And trust me. That is not a job for wimps, considering the 90 degree hill in our front yard. I cook. He eats. See what I did there?
And just for a minute, let me brag on my sweet man. In the last couple of weeks my Macbook has started being VERY uncooperative. As in, me and the little spinny thinking rainbow wheel of death had been seeing far too much of each other and I was ready for a smackdown. My husband heard my grumbling and since a new one’s not in the budget yet and my little jar fund for a new one has less than $100 in it, he fixed up another Macbook Pro that he’s been using for other stuff so that I could use it. And friends? I’m in heaven right now! No spinny thinking rainbow wheel of death! And also, I can work and my children can do their Minecraft Homeschool AT THE SAME TIME! How fantastic is that?
He takes good care of me!
Now my hubby is a very busy man. He loves gadgets and technology. He works for a very large company doing really geeky stuff with servers and “the cloud” and I just nod my head and smile when he talks about work because I love him and that’s what good wives do when their husbands talk about work. He also has an old ’65 Mustang in the garage that he is rebuilding. So things like changing light bulbs that I can’t reach and swapping out the air filter just don’t really pop into his brain without a little prodding. And that’s okay.
Only I have to try really hard not to be that leaky roof. You know the one?
Proverbs 27:15 (CSB)An endless dripping on a rainy day and a nagging wife are alike.
Sometimes this means being creative. And sometimes it just means having friends who think up your problems and find a solution before you even consider that you might need it.
So let’s talk about one of those for just a minute. You see…I was pretty sure it had been a while since our air filter was changed, but I never thought about it needing done “at the right time.” In other words BEFORE going to the store. I mean, I would see them there in Publix on the cleaning products aisle and have the very quickly passing thought, “Hey. I think our air filter needs changed. But I have no clue what size we need.” Because I’m brilliant like that and very obviously concerned about the quality of air that I breathe all day long.
Thankfully my husband had just recently helped his friend launch a company called FilterSnap, because he’s a tech guru and his friend has brilliant ideas for solutions to problems that people don’t even know they have and together they are a great team. He told me that we should sign up. I thought he would handle it, but you know…there’s no “honey do” list in our house so sometimes things like that fall through the cracks.
So his friend contacted me to see if I would review the service and product in exchange for a one year subscription. Well, of course I said yes. And you better believe, after what I found in the basement that I will be continuing the service after our free trial period is over. Because this is what we found when I got my little lesson on how to install an air filter:
EWWWWWWWWW! I’m breathing the air that goes through that filter! Ack!!!
So if you are concerned about the quality of the air in your home, but trying to avoid the whole leaky roof syndrome, this is the answer to your problem. Every three months a new filter that is exactly the right size will automagically show up on your front doorstep. And now I even know how to install it all by myself. It’s pretty easy. You see, I tend to “forget” that I’m a highly capable and very smart woman armed with a YouTube tutorial for everything. It makes my husband feel needed and loved and respected. Or at least that’s how I justify my laziness in my own head.
But sometimes you need to actually breathe the air in your house, and this is something that you can definitely do for yourself, gals. So do yourself and your family a favor. Simply click that little ad below and you’ll get the first one for FREE!!! Your hubby might never even notice, but you’ll be breathing easy. And keep a lamp in the room where you can’t reach the overhead light to swap out light bulbs.