Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tackle it Tuesday

Boy have I had a situation to tackle! My husband was looking for a survey on the house, one that was done ten or eleven years ago before we were married, and no amount of convincing would persuade him that it wasn't in our file cabinet.
Not only that, but he had stacks of papers in no apparent arrangement. What happens any time he can't find what he's looking for? First, I'm called upon. Did I throw it away? No. Did I file it wrong? No. (At least I file papers!) He doesn't mean to imply blame , but he does.

And guess what? The paper he was looking for wasn't in the file cabinet at all, and, as it turns out, was a paper I had never seen before in my life that he had put in a folder, with some other folders, in a sack, in the attic. Hmph!

I left everything sitting there for a couple of weeks hoping he would clean up the mess he created. Last week, I finally reached my limit. I had to try to put Humpty together again because it wasn't going to happen by magic, and he was definitely in no hurry. Plus, he doesn't like to throw things away. He has camping lists and pamphlets from ten years ago!

Rome wasn't built in a day, and this mess wasn't cleaned up in one day. It took several days, but I finally tackled it, with the exception of one little pile that my husband HAS to go through. I threw away quite a bit, too. Well, actually, I recycled it. And that's my tackle!

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  1. Sounds like my hubby! I can tell him that something is not where he thinks it is (because I know it's not there) yet I have to take everything out to prove it to him!

  2. That totally looks like our hubby's area and my desk. I always want to tackle it, but it would probably take me weeks and I feel like he'd just do the same again, so why bother?

    Great job!!
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  3. I have so many spots that resemble that. Since Hubs died I have a hard time tackling anything. Partly that is because I've had nearly constant health problems. Partly it's just that I can't seem to get motivated to do much of anything. I think I'm a bit afraid of overdoing and putting myself back in 'I'm sick all the time' mode. You did a great job of clearing things away. Maybe you've inspired me. LOL

  4. Awesome tackle!!!!!!!!!! You did a great job!

  5. I love when something gets completed. It makes you feel so good about actually getting it done. Good job!


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