My parents are a hoot.
They have been together now for over forty years.
And they are in love as much as any two people ever could be. Yet, they are so different personality wise. While they very much enjoy doing things together, they still have separate daily lives now that they are firmly settled into retirement. It is funny to watch. My mom spends every day for almost the entire year outside in her yard. My Dad, meanwhile, loves sitting inside and enjoying his HVAC comfort while reading or doing some sort of puttering around. Mom has put so much time and effort into the backyard. It is a showplace. I have actually held a semi formal dinner party at her place so I could utilize her incredible landscaping. Her vision for outdoor design is amazing. And, it’s all self taught. She sees it in her mind and then figures out how to do it. However, she took it a step too far just the other week. My parents awoke to a house that was steamy and hot one summer morning. My dad is not one to attempt HVAC repairs so he picked up the phone and called the heating and cooling people. A certified technician came out within the hour. They actually hadn’t even finished their breakfast. The tech was outside like 30 seconds before he was knocking on the door again. He brought my mom and dad outside to show them the problem. In her pursuit of landscape excellence, my mom had covered the condenser cabinet with some sort of green material. Of course, this absolutely choked the life right out of the HVAC system. I bet that one was a little hard to explain to dad.