There's some confusion here. I may have written about this when I started my blog but I honestly can't remember if I did or not, and I can't be bothered to check so I'm going to explain it anyhow.
My bf was a pipe-fitter in a chemical plant for about 13 years. I'm actually not sure how long it was, but it was since before I met him. He was unhappily working when one day he had an accident. Actually two. I'm not going to go into detail, just in case someone I know is reading and wondering if it's me or not... (which I'm sure is super evident at this point). Anyhow he had these two accidents. The first was an injury, an important one that left him with a minor disability (which has luckily almost completely recovered) and the other was a massive accident on the work site where he risked losing his life. After these two incidents, he got a pay out from the company insurance (obviously) and he quit working. Partially due to my pushing him to quit.
My bf has many other abilities, among which cooking, as you all know. And he manages to support himself with the sum from the insurance and the odd jobs he does on weekends or whatever he can pick up. He's fully self sufficient.
I think it came across that I was supporting him while he just did the cooking and cleaning. It's not the case. And to be clearer, I do the dishes every day basically twice a day. That's about all I do to help out. Apart from the occasional meal that I cook, or clean the bathroom on occasion and I dust occasionally (when it gets bad, because he doesn't do it). I make the bed in the morning too, but I certainly can't say I help out because he does all the big things. He does the laundry, washing and sweeping the floors, cooking, looks after feeding and cleaning our parrot. He does it all.
Right. now that that's cleared up... any questions? hah