Man pride is a genuinely funny thing.
I don’t care how sensitive or evolved the people I was with and I think the people I was with and I are, we’re still stupid men.
Let’s just admit it. I do stuff plus suppose ways that are totally foreign to my personality however completely fitting to my gender. The garage is a wonderful example or this dynamic at work. When the people I was with and I first purchased this house, I was so geeked up to have a two vehicle garage. It was the first arena I had ever owned with state of the art Heating plus Air Conditioning plus a two vehicle garage. I always wanted to be able to park the nice vehicle in the garage plus then use the rest of the space for neatly storing other gear. I could hang bikes plus park lawn equipment however still have my husbandy park his vehicle in the garage. There was something so manly wonderful about having that picture in my head. Garage was guy world. And then, it wasn’t. Soon, there was so much other junk getting tossed in the garage that the wonderful vehicle wouldn’t even fit. The junk stored in our garage was also full of VOC’s which just made the entire garage reek when mixed with interests gear plus lawnmower stuff. It was horrible plus I felt a odd sense of angst. No longer could I whip the garage door up plus leave it up with wonderful guy pride. I was now such a wimp that I couldn’t even manage my own garage. The door stayed down out of shame that some other real guy might legitimately see it. So, I slapped myself plus did something. My first step was to put in an exhaust vent so I can at least breathe while I attempt to right this ship.