Today is my wife’s birthday. Given the tireless hours she puts into DIY by Design, I thought it only fitting to wish her a Happy Birthday via her blog (for those of you about to get upset at me, I did also wish her a Happy Birthday in person). What started out as a simple idea built from curiosity, has developed into a passion and desire to share with others all that she has and will accomplish in the design world. It is an opportunity to share, to educate and to learn. As her first official follower, I have enjoyed every one of her posts since she began in October 2010.
We have completed many great projects together over the years – wallpapering (the single largest home improvement project which leads to divorce – note we are still married), tiling a kitchen backsplash (we learned that grout hides all mistakes), plumbing (ever install your own trap in the main drain of your house?), electric (ever run 250 feet of underground cable at 11pm just so your shed had spotlights, or crawled through a 110 degree attic so your daughter could have a chandelier?), board and batten (what guy wouldn’t love to use a nail gun?). We have tried them all. In her posts, you can often catch a glimpse of my arm, my leg or the back of my head. We have all the tools, and we are not afraid to use them.
I try to always be there for her (often kicking and screaming, but ultimately I come around). I’m the hot head, she’s the level headed one who says “of course we can do this”. I look forward to another 20 years of DIY with you. After 20 more, can we call it quits and hire the regular guy??
I am very proud of all she has accomplished and very proud to call her my wife. Happy Birthday.