One way to avoid those kind of situations is to stay on top of things as they present themselves. A leaky pipe needs a plumber, or you, if you know how. Peeling paint, out of control bushes, uncut grass, cats that need spaying all require attention, and if they are not allowed to pile up, that overwhelming feeling is never there.
Making a to do list and being in control. It's a great feeling.
Then there are those of us out there that are married to someone that has their own ideas, and shares them. Sharing. Lots to be said about that, but one thing that is a given is that it comes with the vows. Sharing is good in many ways. It eliminates surprises, and that is good in any marriage.
"Who's the little kid?"
"He's your son."
"Thanks for sharing."
Timeliness in sharing is optional.
|The corner cabinet where the TV will be|
However, there are some people out there that actually multitask in the kitchen, and a TV would be a nice thing. I wouldn't know about that. I can open the fridge, wash dishes, make a sandwich, and boil water, all of which take a lot less time than watching a program on TV, so a permanent LCD in the kitchen is something I would never have thought of.
Mary thought of it, though, and onto the list it went. Right to the top of the list (see vows).
So this is how I will spend the morning today. Should be simple enough.
- Determine location. Mary told me where (again, see vows).
- Determine easiest, least destructive way to run the television cable.
- Run the cable.
- Mount the TV under the cabinet.
- Connect the power, and the cable.
- Figure out the remote control.
- Turn on the TV.