Your Engineer will occasionally do some things that might seem a bit odd to everyone else when in a social situation. This should not be an item of significant concern to you, even when ALL your friends laugh AT him/her and begin to start inviting you only to non-couple events.
Of course, your host might not have thought that one of the guests at his party this evening would point out the errors made in building his brand new deck, that cost $4000 to build and will now cost a further $3000 to fix right, and why don’t people just hire tradespeople who know what they are doing?
Just think of all the value your engineer has added to your hosts’ enjoyment of the deck, never mind the elevation of the mood of the crowd at the party! Yep, there’s a few more burned bridges!
And remember when he came out of the bathroom at your sister’s house and announced that he’d just fixed the leaky toilet! He was certainly proud of the great thing he’d just done!
Your brain rushed between horror at the embarrassment caused to your sister by his presumption that she wanted him to “fix” the toilet in the first place and the sudden realization that, if his repair work is anything like the work he does at home, the bathroom is no longer fit for human use! Such is the rock and hard place scenario that has become your life!
Be proud that your engineer wants to be so helpful and is genuinely handy around the house! And it is better that your hosts found out about the deck now, rather than 5 years from now when they can’t sell the house because the buyer’s inspector won’t approve it then – even if they don’t think so now!
As always, you should be grateful for your engineer. Every one of your friends worries about some wayward tartlet picking up their husband. You don’t have their problem, now do you?
Finally, be thankful that you didn’t marry an accountant. No matter how bad it might be, your engineer at least has a sense of humor. Smile, and enjoy another day full of wonder.
You are welcome!