M – he is my dream date come true. Boy scout tossed in with some McGyver and a splash of nerd. If anything needs fixing – he can figure out a way. Need some improvising? No problem. Nothing in the fridge for dinner – you obviously didn’t look close enough ’cause dinner’s on the table and it smells divine. Camping in the woods and don’t want to squat? A couple of logs, a camp shovel and some fresh evergreen branches for privacy – your are good to go. Literally.
I run all of the errands since M has a horrendously long commute and no time to pickup bits, bobs and parts for his projects, but oftentimes I have no clue what some of this stuff is so he always draws little diagrams for me (it helps that he is an artist and a designer). The guys at the hardware store sure get a kick out of them!
I am one of those touchy feely types (not the hugging kind) – a kinesthetic learner – and I sometimes have a hard time visualizing how things are going to look. M always has a moleskein handy (if not a napkin will do) and he whips up pictures for me – it is the coolest thing! It’s an amazing skill and gets us both on the same page for the myriad projects we are planning together for the farm.