One of the great things about marriage is the convenient access to your spouse’s area of expertise. For example, when Richard has a dental related problem, I am readily available to address his need and offer solutions. My most frequent response is
Richard is an accountant by trade. And I had to laugh one night as a friend of ours, also an accountant, put together a spreadsheet to keep score of our card game. From what I understand these guys live and breath by spreadsheets.
Richard keeps meticulous financial records. He is the master of the budget. Which brings me to my previous point. I have a need, Richard is right on hand!
This morning he helped me set up a budget spreadsheet. I won’t get into the details because I would probably just embarrass myself by showing my prior lack of understanding. But a spreadsheet is capable of a great deal. It evolves, adapts and basically does all the math for you. What is not to love about that?
I’m so glad that having a spouse with talents and interests different than my own allows me to broaden my horizons with minimal effort. It’s a really great feature of the institution of marriage.
And, if you have never used a spreadsheet, I encourage you to find the special person in your life who can enlighten you. It is my new favorite computer tool. (And I haven’t even scratched the surface of what Excel can do. )