There were six leaves lying around our backyard yesterday - husband immediately fetched the noisy ‘leaf sucker’ machine, while I was reaching for the broom. When he drills a hole in the wall, he wants the vacuum cleaner whereas I fetch the dustpan and brush. I like to mop the floor, he prefers to vacuum it. I snip our (tiny) lawn’s edges, peacefully sitting with the shears or secateurs, he fetches the weed-eater. By the time he has untangled the cords and plugged these things in, I have usually finished whatever task. Does he just like the awful noises or is there more to it than that? He does not though, like his cars to be noisy, nor even the motor bike that he once had. Is he normal or different?