Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ahhh....Compromise

The dictionary's definition....

Compromise: A settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification of demands.

My definition...

Compromise: The glue that holds a marriage together...or at least stops you from doing 25 to life.


Thus, the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of me trying to get The Hubs to shake loose of his old musty pre-marriage crap valuables.
He has tossed SOME into the dumpster (a minimal amount in my opinion).

What we have ended up with is him erecting a wooden garden-shed type thing in the driveway and he is very methodically packing all his $h!t into that.

I'm not particularly thrilled about it, in fact I fumed for a good 48 hours. Now I'm choosing to look at it this way:

  1. At least it's out of the house;

  2. It's more likely to be damaged sitting out there, hopefully to the extent that even he agrees it must GO;

  3. When if he finally concedes to let me throw it all away, it's that much closer to the curb. Not that we have curbs in this very tiny farm town. But you get the drift.
Our carpenter is here and in day two of the demolition stage, knocking out all the old horsehair plaster. What a mess! And it's been in the 90's for three days. The gentleman is a close friend and I so appreciate his help! Thank God for good friends!

5 comments:

noble pig said...

Yeah it's out the house, closer to the trash...the shed will leak and it will be over....you hope.

Queen Mommy said...

Oh my you have a serious pack rat on your hands. Intervention???

It is SO hot, huh? I don't like to complain, but man it is ridiculous!

gorillabuns said...

Your pack rat sounds like my family. I start crying every time I go to my mother's house - knowing eventually 4 generations of crap will be on my hands. to dispose of.

Sue said...

I think compromise means "you are right, he is wrong." Ha, you are doing a great thing cleaning out his "man" room and he will thank you when his dialysis is done in a nice clean enviroment. (Maybe)

MoziEsmé said...

LOL. We have a 1600 sq foot shop (in Oregon) and it still wasn't big enough for dear hubby. He got one of those tent carport structures - at least it wasn't piled up in plain sight outside the shop, right?!

It just gave me the shivers though - my sister had a neighbor with tents (camping tents) pitched throughout her backyard with all her "treasures" stored in them, and I DID NOT want to go there.