For years, my husband has been wiring houses.
He is a certified electrician who does a marvelous job.
Since the pandemic however, all I ever hear is how angry he is that he can’t get the things he needs to do his job. Whenever he orders something, it takes well over a month to receive it. He has cursed our Amazon, Ebay, and even our local home center. Although none of them can hear him because he orders online, I hear him, and frankly, I am getting tired of it. Last week, he was looking for a roll of 12 gauge coated wire so he could put some new light switches in our kitchen. He called the home center to order a roll of 12 gauge coated wire. When they told him they didn’t have any stock, he asked when it would be in. They must have given him the wrong answer, because he went ballistic. I heard him say he didn’t need 16 gauge plastic coated rebar tie wire, he needed 12 gauge coated wire for outlets. He hung up grumbling and told me he couldn’t put in the new switches, and he had no idea when it would be in. I am so tired of all these shortages and when it affects my husband’s work, it makes me upset. Seriously, what will be next? Will there be a shortage on light bulbs and I’ll need to get a shower in the dark? Will there be a shortage on shoes and everyone will need to go barefoot? Now I’m the one that is getting angry.