the soldiers

Him
Age: 35
Occupation: Mechanical Engineer
Roles: Problem-solving, heavy lifting, voicing objections
Likes: Anything wood, beige, and traditional
Dislikes: Everything else

Her
Age: 33
Occupation: Editor
Roles: Grunt work, yard work, cooking, cleaning, shopping, financier
Likes: Anything glass, metal, and modern (also wall-mounted and lacquered)
Dislikes: Anything wood, beige, and traditional

Their house
Age: 57 years
Occupation: Money pit
Details: 3-bedroom, 1 bath ranch, attached garage, slab foundation, gas heat Location: Philadelphia-ish
Square footage: around 900