Matt works at Kennecott, the copper mine here in Utah. He is able to wear jeans to work as part of his PPE. That means that unfortunately his clothes take a beating (the mine provides him with clothes that he could wear out there, but he thinks his blue jeans are more comfortable than what they have to offer). Sometimes he drives me crazy.
He brought me he a holey pair of pants and said "I only have two other pairs, so can you hurry to get these fixed". That means that this weeks project was to fix his pants. I personally prefer the iron in patches, attached to the inside of the pants and to zigzag over the top of the hole. It is a pretty quick project, but it takes me a bit to get them done because I hate doing it. I also have to drag out my heavy duty machine, which is not the one I like.
I remember when be were slightly more broke than we are now. I had to patch many pairs of pants because we couldn't afford to buy him new ones. By the time we could, patches were about the only thing holding them together. I am so glad things are better now. Did I mention that Matt is 6'5" tall, this makes it really hard to find an inseam long enough. We can't just buy his pants at Wal-Mart.