So we have had some issues with the refrigerator on and off the last few weeks. Saturday night my husband went to get a drink, put his hand on the outside of the fridge and declared, “This thing’s hot. Something’s wrong with it.” I didn’t see my husband for the next hour but heard all kinds of racket as he pulled the fridge out and was working on the back. “I think the fan quit working, but I can’t get it off. If I could get it off, I could just replace it!” But he couldn’t get it off so he called the repair guy to come look at it.
This afternoon the guy showed up and of course Jason was at work. I took him over to the refrigerator. He looked back there and said, “Oh my!”
“That bad huh?” I asked.
“I’ve never seen a fan pulled out of the back of a fridge. I’ve never done it or seen it done.” After a few minutes he said, “It’s working fine now. I just don’t know how to get it back in there!” He worked for a while, and then told me it was put together. “That wasn’t too bad,” he told me, “this one job the guy had taken a washing machine completely apart, and then wanted me to fix it. I’m like, dude, you can pay me $3,000 for the time it’s going to take me to put that thing together or you can buy yourself a new washing machine. He was an engineer.”
“You know my husband is an engineer don’t you?” I asked, and we both laughed.
Ginny Marie says
That is so funny! My husband is an engineer too, but he’s never tackled the refrigerator or the washing machine! I think I should be grateful he hasn’t. 😉
Making Our Life Matter says
My hubby is an engineer too, and it took us 2 hours to put together 6 patio chairs.
I know what you mean! I not only married a guy like that, I also gave birth to one! LOL!
My husband is an engineer as well. Actually, he works for GE and designs refrigerators! So, I have actually lost count of the number of times our frig has been pulled out and tinkered with. Thank goodness he knows what he is doing. 🙂 Of course, that never stops him from working on the washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, etc…
I believe all men should take things apart and put them back together again!
But the trouble comes when they take them apart and can’t get them back together.
My husband fixed the leaky ice maker in the refrigerator by disconnecting the hose. Well, it quit leaking.
I’m married to a Rocket Engineer, so we not only take things apart,,,but also spend time trying to figure out how to launch them 🙂
This is not like my husband but VERY MUCH like my middle son. He’s fresh out of college and working as a computer networker–which only means he likes to take computers apart and put them back together! ha! I remember him taking apart much more than that when he was growing up … often leaving parts out when he tried to put it back together! I’m glad you can laugh about this, Esther. I’m sure your tongue is bloody, from biting it over and over while your hubby’s “fixing” things! Thanks for having such a great attitude throughout it all. We all need to quit trying to fix our “fix-it” husbands. God’s got that job down!
LOL – my husband’s an engineer, too – but he just replaced the motor to the air-conditioner, keeps fixing my dryer (dog gone) – but when I point out there’s a problem – he doesn’t pay attention/believe/give credibility to my point until, oh, water is dripping through the ceiling? LOL
Sarah Levels says
This is funny because my husband is also and engineer — he works with truck scales and everything. He about took the fridge we have apart too…This just makes me smile!
Mai Bateson says
Funny! What makes it weird is they can do whatever it is that are broken in the house. But worse comes to worst, if hubby can’t resolved it and did every means to fix it, he will eventually say, “Throw it away!” I’m a proud wife of an electrician! 🙂
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Glad your fridge got fixed! Having a hubby who can fix things is a blessing, even if they can’t fix everything. We all have our gifts. 🙂
Maggie Reyes says
I LOVE THIS – also being married to an engineer, I couldn’t wait to read the story just from the title.
Here is my favorite married to a (computer) engineer story: When we were first dating, he comes over to my house and sees my “clone” computer (which means it’s not IBM or MAC just a computer someone made with all the different parts) and he says, you need a new sound card, I can install it for you.
So I turn around and say, “are you sure you want to do that?” OMG! The look on his face! He says, to me, “I can *design* computers and industrial servers (for businesses), I think I can handle a sound card.”
We still laugh every time we remember that day!
Shirley Brittenum says
Your story made me laugh. Believe me I need to laugh to keep from crying! Well your husband did try to fix the problem. I know, sometimes it’s hard to appreciate a man’s efforts.
Jolene Kidder says
That sounds so much like me! My husband never knows what he’s going to find when he gets home. Lol…My three boys love it and they love to help too. Daughter just watches. We’ve done a part replacement on our washer, dryer, and dishwasher this year. So much cheaper than a repairman. Repairclinic.com has wonderful how to videos for a large number of appliances.
Sandy Hoh says
We need an Engineers wives club.
My husband analyzes every purchase so much that by the time he decides on it. Its last years model. He usually stands over the repair men/contractors and tells them an easier way to do there job. Very embarrassing.
Funny how our men are blessed!! my hubby is always figuring how to fix something or actually fixing things to an extent where he can forget to take a meal and only the ‘dirt’ will force him to shower there after. I think its an obsession! sometimes when he is home an I want to spend time with him… i cook, seat near him and keep ‘throwing’ food in his mouth to make sure he eats something. Snacks and packed meals never miss to make sure he moves with something if hes working/fixing things away from home so that he doesn’t struggle when he realises he hasn’t eaten or falls hungry….. the annoying thing is he can start fixing anything in whatever attire he’s in… i now make sure i have well stocked dark-colourd clothes for the fixing time to ease my laundry… I LOVE WHAT HE DOES…. AS MY MAN!!