My husband thinks that he can fix anything that is wrong in the house.
He often gives me a hard time when I want to call a professional instead of waiting for him to fix the problem.
I went without a garbage disposal for 2 weeks, because he wanted to fix the machine. He got the problem worked out, but I was totally messed up for 2 weeks without my garbage disposal in the kitchen. My husband was away at a business meeting when a problem with the air conditioner came up. I was afraid that he would ask me to wait if I told him about the problem. I decided it was better to call a repair professional first. I contacted the repair professional about the AC and I made an appointment. The next time I talked to my hubby on the phone, I told him that I made an appointment with the AC repair service because the machine was making a strange noise. The machine really wasn’t making a strange noise, but I knew that would make my husband feel like it was more of an emergency than if the temperatures were simply warmer in the house. The repair technician found the problem and fixed the issue in less than 2 hours. It turned out to be a problem with low freon. That isn’t an issue that my husband would have been able to fix anyways. You have to have a special license to add refrigerant to the system. We would have needed to contact a service technician and HVAC professional.