So Dan had a long weekend for Labor Day, which is nice. He usually doesn't get his days off in a row, so I was very happy he'd be home to get some of his "projects" done. Ladies, you know what I mean...The zillions of things that get started but for some reason never, ever get completed. For us, it's redoing our brick patio, removing some trees on the side of our house, cleaning the gutters, and painting the trim on our front door. These are all things Dan says he's going to do ON HIS NEXT DAY OFF.
Now, I don't like to be a nag. I rarely ask him to do anything. He works hard, and I am home all the time and can handle most things myself. But the things on his to-do list are things he has expressly asked me not to do, because he wanted to get them done himself. (Sigh...Famous last words.)
The weather here in Ohio is going to start getting cold soon, so it would make much more sense to accomplish these things while it's still fairly nice out. This long weekend would have been the perfect time for him to finally make some progress. He said he was going to...Acted like he was all geared up and ready to go. And then, he turned on the TV. And laid there. And burped. And sat there some more. Then he made brownies, followed by cookies. And he ate them, and laid around even more.
Of course I tried to remind him that he had planned to finally get to these unfinished projects, but he didn't seem to hear me. No reply, no acknowledgement. Nothing. So I got online and went to http://www.atlantahearingaidcenter.com and looked up signs of hearing loss. Without a word, I handed my Mac to him, with that page open. Yep. I am a smart aleck, but it did get him to go cut the grass. Hey, it's something, right?!
Does your spouse start things and never seem to finish them? Does he also have selective hearing? How do you cope?
9/2/2013 06:28:21 pm
My father in law used a hearing aid and when his wife would start talking he would reach up and turn it off, lol - So I guess you could say he still had selective hearing, ha ha - My mother however is driving me crazy repeating myself to her. I'll take a look for her, thanks
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