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5 Things The Builder’s Wife Does That Drive the Builder Crazy

5 Things The Builder’s Wife Does That Drive the Builder Crazy

Hi everyone it’s me, the Builder. After sitting back over the last few weeks allowing Nicole to have a few cheeky shots at me, I decided it was time I got a few in of my own ? I’m not really into this writing thing, BUT I do have a list of things Nicole does that drive me crazy too, so here goes ?


5 Things The Builder’s Wife Does That Drive Me Crazy


The first thing you may or may not know about Nicole is that she is organised. Too organised! I have a certain way I like my desk to look and feel but she has a totally different idea on this. Quite often I will come home from a day on site, ready to do a quote or type an email and I can’t find where my calculator or quote book is. Often it is in the file under “Quote� or in the drawer with the other stationery supplies. Not on the desk under the sketch pad where I left it.

2. Remembers EVERYTHING!

She always remembers everything. This is good when I forget something or forget that I have an appointment scheduled, but if I’ve done something wrong or a bit naughty (speeding fine etc) I NEVER hear the end of it. Even if it’s a year earlier.
3. Neat and Tidy

Sometimes I need to get into the office quick and get out to get to an appointment and I don’t have 5 seconds to take off my boots. I do wipe my shoes and kick the dirt off them, don’t believe her! Anyway, I don’t have to make sure they’re clean anyway because quite often she follows me in with a bloody cordless vacuum cleaner!!
4. Too good at the paperwork

I love and hate this one. I love that she is up to date on the paper work. What I do hate, is when she sees that I’ve gone over budget on something and has to haul me over the coals for it. If she was any better at it, she would have me over the coals before the job has even started or before I’ve quoted the job!! ?

5. She’s not patient enough

Contrary to what she would have you believe, Nicole struggles to be patient enough with me, or at least that how it feels when I haven’t remembered to let her know a client is coming. I really think she needs to work on her patience.

Seriously though, I found it very hard to come up with a list for all the amazing things she does.

What drives you crazy about your partner? Do you struggle with patience like Nicole?

Adam ?

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  1. LOL Those are all good things in my books! Seriously, you two are very lucky to have such a great relationship that you can live and work with each other. Hats off to you! ? x

    1. Thank you Min, we are very lucky xx

  2. Hahaha, GOLD! I think he’s complaining too much Nicole! Haha. Love it, I’m sure my husband can relate to your husband, patience is not a virtue of mine (but he has taken NINE YEARS TO PAINT OUR HOUSE! And he’s a painter by trade! Gah!). ?

    1. I like the way you think Haidee! NINE years??? sounds just like The Builder. ?

  3. Aww you guys are a cute couple x #teamIBOT

    1. Thank you Renee xx

  4. Haha you obviously complement each other perfectly ?

    1. So far so good ?

  5. BAHHAHAHHHAHHAH! This is the best! I love both of these posts, and kudos to Nicole for being brave enough to let you respond with your own list. Love it.

    1. I think I was lucky he did so on a good day ?

  6. Ha, I had wondered what the Builder would say re the Builder’s wife’s traits.

    1. ? Thank goodness he wrote it on a good day ?

  7. Good on you Nicole – what every builder needs is an organised, efficient, tidy, good at paperwork wife – patience, now that is too much to expect. I admire you because my hubby, who is a firefighter but does building part-time drives me crazy with his disorganisation.

    1. It must be a bit of a boy thing. The Builder works at his best in semi organised chaos!

  8. You guys are so cute! ?

    1. Thanks Jess ? xx

  9. Nicole, I think you need to join me in Vulvaria (see blog post I wrote about the cult I’m starting). Adam would be happy with his messy desk in the man-section of the compound.
    You’d certainly be doing less vacuuming. haha.
    You two are pretty cute though. Sounds like you are actually a great team!

    1. I’m already in the car with my bags packed and on the way down! x

  10. Love that you two did this, very sweet. Hats off to the both of you for working so well together I don’t think I could work with my husband!

    1. Thank you Vicki xx

  11. Lol. Great article Adam. I too am married and work with a builder and it sounded like I was reading about us I get into trouble for organising things. I get cranky because the shoes are not taken off. Even though my husband’s desk looks like a mess he knows exactly where things are and I then get into trouble if I organise it. I must say it sounds like Nicole you have trained your builder better than I have. Fiona

  12. Adam, I think these qualities you find frustrating with Nicole are good qualities and are obviously keeping you on the straight and narrow. ? Great post!

    1. I agree Bec ? ? !!

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