Obviously it did not turn out the way I wanted. I was honest. His feelings were hurt.
The problem was a lack of clear communication. Or at least that is what I told him. He disagreed.
Here was our conversation. You be the judge:
Me: I saw a show today. This guy took tracks and made his cabinets more versatile. I think we should do that with the pan cabinet.
Him: Oh. Yeah. I know what you are talking about. I can do that.
Six months later....
Me: I wonder how much it would cost to reconfigure the pan cabinet. Can we go up to Ye Old Home Improvement Store and get some estimates?
Him: Sure. ::takes nap. No trip to YOHIS.::
One month later...which brings us to last week.
Me: While you are vacation, do you think you could work on the pan cabinet? Do you think it will cost a lot?
Him: No. Those tracks are cheap, and I have plenty of wood.
Me: What is "cheap?"
Him: Five or six bucks.
Me: Oh okay! Now, let me show you how I would like the cabinet to work. First of all, can you ....
Him: I know what you want. Just leave it to me.
Two days and eight hours later...
Him: Your cabinet is done!
Here is what I wanted:
|Pans not included|
And this is what he lovingly did for me:
|No pans were harmed during filming|
You would think that after twelve years of marriage, I would have learned my lesson. This is not the first time I haven't gotten what wanted.
From this point forward, I shall be drawing, sketching, researching, and purchasing any materials needed before asking for something of this magnitude again. I am totally heeding the advice that Fadra gave me in Sunday's post.
Learn from my many mistakes. I think I finally have.