As most of you know that man would be Buddy. If you have read any of my stories about him you also know that I love him dearly, not always a reason to marry someone let’s face it, and he is never dull. Being married to him is not always a picnic for more reasons than one. He is stubborn, thick headed, and can be challenging to say the least when it comes to his escapades. No marriage is without it’s hard times and pain. Buddy’s need to do it himself carries with it a lot of tense moments when he is trying to figure out how to do something the first time and can lead to mishaps and blood , including some of my own a couple of times. The thing is he does figure it out the first time and whatever he starts on gets finished and finished right.
So why am I now putting that question out there now? Because I know why I married him. Sometimes I forget but then it comes back to me in waves. The very thing that makes him take on things he never has before and making it right is one of the big reasons. The other, well it’s in some of those moments that he shows how much he loves me and how he will go about making something work out right to make me happy. He did that today.
For so many reasons we never got around to getting me a pair of those damn glasses to watch the eclipse today. Not because we couldn’t afford them but because life just kept getting in the way of us picking some up from one of the places where you could get the right ones. Silly I know but life happens and all of it was silly. Buddy fixed it. No he didn’t suddenly run out today and find a pair of glasses he went one better in my opinion. He figured out a way to work around them. As I have said he takes on all kinds of projects and ends up doing a great job and one of the things he has learned to do when he has to is weld something.
This means he has a welder’s helmet. This is something that was OK to use as long as it was a level 14 or higher. What he had in his helmet was a 10 so that wasn’t high enough but even that didn’t stop him. He also had a level 5 lens so he took both the ten and five and put them together so I was able to see the eclipse. OK I agree that’s cute but still not quite the ‘awe he knocked it out of the park’ great maybe. What put it out of the ballpark for me however is the fact that he helped work out a way for me to get a picture of the eclipse.
We have a daughter who is very sick today, no that anything serious but bad enough to keep her in and in bed for a few days so she couldn’t watch it either. Because of the frames around the filters from the welding helmets putting them together to put over the lens of my smartphone or even a camera wasn’t working. He did something that in and of itself was simple but he did it quick and handed them over to me before the whole thing was over and I was able to get a picture good enough to send that picture to my daughter so she had her own picture of the eclipse that her parents took for her. No, it isn’t the greatest picture of the eclipse but still it’s hers and her parents made it happen.
It may be something a lot of people will find silly but that is the kind of thing that reminds me why I married him and why I love him so much.