When Omega came into my life he brought many things with him. Some of them were completely part of the package, and not much else to say about those. There were boxes and furniture, other stuff like that. And while his toy arsenal was appreciated, I hadn't anticipated his tool box as being something almost as important.
Don't misunderstand, I'm not saying I'm not capable of putting up a shelf, in fact I did once, and it's still there, well as long as you don't put something really heavy on it. If a facet is leaking, or if I'd like a dimmer switch put installed, I'm just not the one to know how to fix it. Recently I installed a wall mount for a small vacuum cleaner, well I kinda did but stripped the screw. I had put it in too deep, and needed to reverse it. I was turning it and turning it but nothing worked. So, I was stuck with these two odd looking screws sticking out of the wall.
Omega saw it and knew right away how to fix it and did, and now instead of those odd looking screws the vacuum cleaner is mounted instead. The dimmer switches installs almost at once and without the electrician price that would have come with it. That leaky faucet fixed, along with the cabinet door (I could NOT figure that one out) that was loose. Owning a home is much more than paying a mortgage and buying insurance. It's about maintaining it and I'll admit now I was doing a fair job at best. Another example, I never once had my furnace cleaned. Yeah I know. I don't remember my parents ever doing having a furnace cleaned. I guess I just figured you didn't have to. When Omega and I started living together he looked at it, asked when the last time it was serviced and after hearing the answer closed it up.
He added, "Call furnace company for winter heater tuneup," to my 'to do' list. I asked him why because it worked fine last winter; I change the filters regularly, etc. He said reminded me that furnaces are expensive to replace. So, I did, and I was kinda shocked, this needed replacing and that and without said repairs the furnace was not only a hazard but actually didn't work! The igniter thingy was broken. Of course I wouldn't have known that until I actually went to use it. Yes, it along with other things that needed repairing will end up costing me around 800 bucks when all is done, still much cheaper than buying a new system. The furnace man reminded me that the furnace should easily last another 30 years if it's cared for.
I didn't mean to be neglectful I just didn't understand how important it was. Same could be said for cleaning the gutters. I would have them cleaned when they started resembling flower boxes rather than gutters. Sir J, stop shaking your head! Seriously you can. Thank you.
I was ignorant. I plead a total lack of understanding that exposed wood is far worse than a painted surface even if the shade of white doesn't exactly match.
I understand it now.
When Omega came into my life, he brought with him many things each special and none I would replace for anything.