For years, I have been the guy on the other end of the phone, saying “C’mon, let’s go bowling/out to eat/to that Cuban film at the student center/to see that band…etc” while any number of my friends have said to me… “Love to. Can’t. Gotta work on the house.” This has annoyed me tremendously over the years.
Work on the house? For FREE? Wouldn’t you rather go do something FUN?
Well, last night, in the dark, I went and looked at my house. I stood in the massive yard and thought “I need a riding mower.” (There are two acres of grass to mow.) And I thought “I need to insulate underneath the house” and “I need more cabinets in the kitchen.”
Suddenly, I want to work on my house. Who knew that was lurking in there?