Instead, let's look at my compost pile. You don't see that on everyone's blog.But, on to today's main topic:
I don't know how my husband gets me to do things, but I get him to do things by making a Honey Do list.
Somehow, if it's written up there, he will get it done.
If it's not, it becomes one of those things that just is part of the landscape...you know the kind of thing?
Like the bare bulb at the top of the stairs...when you move in, you say, "Wow, how could those people have lived with a bare bulb at the top of their stairs? I mean, every day they saw that thing, didn't they? What was wrong with them?"
Then, ten years later, you go to sell the house, and you think, "We could just say 'as is' and then we wouldn't have to deal with stuff like that bare bulb..."
-- if you even see it any more, which is unlikely.
Usually those things "disappear" -- except they don't. They are there, for all to see and wonder, "What is wrong with them, that they live like that?"Well, when we moved in here, ten years ago, we hiked up this lamp with a little chain connector thingy, because it hung down too low. At first I hated this lamp and was sure that I would soon find something that went better in the room. So I just ignored it.Now, after things in here have warmed up a lot, it sort of goes, and I don't hate it. I never thought I'd say that about it, when it's so...orange...and fake-Tiffany... and all.
If I found something better, I would replace it, but for now it's fine. There's just too much else to think about...
But that chain...how dirty. How lame. How mocking!
Now, the thing about the Honey Do list is that I don't always remember how well it works! So, yes, it took me at least 7 years to think of putting this chore on there! But... at last I did!And he fixed it, fairly promptly. When it came down I gave the glass a good washing. (Fortunately I took a before picture, because we couldn't remember how the parts went back together, and I even thought that piece at the top went down, rather than up! So now you see just how out of it we are...) (and you see by these pictures how dark it is...)
Back to sunshine now!