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post #1 of 17
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I can't be the only one

You get the idea to move something heavy around in the house. You tell your hubby, fiance, bf, whoever that you need him to do it. He says he will but then a day passes, and then 2 days, and then a week and the item still has not been moved. So finally you get tired of waiting and attempt to move it yourself.

Well I finally got tired and just moved a big tv all by myself
We bought a new big screen for the living room around Christmas time and were going to move the tv that was in there into the office. It has been sitting in the front room for a couple of weeks and I was tired of it being there. It doesn't help that I am self-diagnosed borderline OCD about keeping the house clean and in order, I HATE things being out of place. I asked a few times for him to move the tv but got the "I will get around to it" answer each time. I am home alone cleaning up and decided to do it on my own. It's 29" and HEAVY and very awkward to carry. We have wood floors so I slid it down the hallway and just had to carry it across the room. I smashed my finger in the process and my back feels a little umcomfortable but the tv is moved

I wonder if he is even going to notice when he gets back
post #2 of 17
No, I understand this feeling completely. I'm not OCD (don't think) but I do get really frusterated when the s/o says he's going to do somehthing and then doesn't do it. Or doesn't do it in the time schedule he said he would OR doesn't do it in the timeline that it NEEDS to be done.
post #3 of 17
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I am not really OCD (I don't think ) but it's sort of a running joke because I am very particular when it comes to keeping the house clean, especially getting things put away, I hate clutter.
The tv sitting in the middle of the room where it didn't belonged bugged me to no end.
post #4 of 17
How much you want to bet he doesn't notice? I'm lucky I have 3 teenage sons so if my husband is procrastinating, I just make the boys help!!!
post #5 of 17
You're not the only one. I just make sure to time my "get fed up and do it myself" so he's here and will either and up helping or will at least feel like an oaf for not doing it in the first place.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by valanhb
You're not the only one. I just make sure to time my "get fed up and do it myself" so he's here and will either and up helping or will at least feel like an oaf for not doing it in the first place.
I have tried that and all I end up with "I told you I would do that later". So I am gong for making him feel guilty when he notices I did it myself.

But since I wore myself moving the tv I am unable to cook dinner tonight and called in an order of Stromboli at this little Italian restaurant nearby. It has all ready paid off!
post #7 of 17
Just don't give any to your husband. After all, you did all the work!
post #8 of 17
Happens all the time here, to the point where I am considering learning how to hang drywall myself!!!! The hallway has been torn up for a year, waiting for him to finish. And he wants to remodel my kitchen? HA.
To his credit, he is working on the hall today.
*sigh*
post #9 of 17
I am the same. I have given up asking and do things myself.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by sunnicat
Happens all the time here, to the point where I am considering learning how to hang drywall myself!!!! The hallway has been torn up for a year, waiting for him to finish. And he wants to remodel my kitchen? HA.
To his credit, he is working on the hall today.
*sigh*
We`ve built 4 homes and have done all our own drywalling. I could`nt actually hang it myself (too heavy) but I`ve taped and mudded and sanded.
You can do it Girl! (Actually I think SOME women are more patient to get it done smooth than a lot of men are. It`s messy...and not fun...but it is also not a hard job....nor does it take a lot of training. You can get the "feel for it" with a little practice....TRULY!
Also...If I ask my Hubby to do something for me and he says "yes" but does`nt get to it soon...I`ll wait a few days and ask again...only the second time I don`t ask IF he will do it (he`s already said he would) I ask "When " he thinks it might work for him to do whatever it was. Usually he will think a minute and then tell me when will work for him. At least 9 times out of 10 it will get done then because he has got to pick the time.
We will be married for 40 years in March and this has worked for us for quite some time now. It sure beats nagging....for both of us!
Linda
post #11 of 17
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But since I wore myself moving the tv I am unable to cook dinner tonight and called in an order of Stromboli at this little Italian restaurant nearby. It has all ready paid off
Hope you enjoyed it!

Problem in our household is that we BOTH procrastinators. We're great at getting things started, then for some reason the remain unfinished for the longest time and then become this huge big deal that we have to cope with.
Worse time was when redoing the bathroom. 4 months without a functioning bath. Seriously. And we wonder why we don't have an active social life!
post #12 of 17
Nope, I don't wait for himself to do it... I do it myself. Always have done, probably always will
post #13 of 17
I do it myself

If I can't physically do it myself, I'll "cut him off" for a week or so. (If you know what I mean....HEHE) Not nice, but it get's the point across. After a couple of lonely nights, he will do anything.....
post #14 of 17
I like to do it myself.

Makes me happy, when I actually do something that I asked for someone else to do. Like taking the A/C out of the window, cut up my whole arm, but was all bandaged up smiling in front of it in the closet when it with a smile on my face.

The plumbing, tried it, well, anyway, I need to call a plumber.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by valanhb
You're not the only one. I just make sure to time my "get fed up and do it myself" so he's here and will either and up helping or will at least feel like an oaf for not doing it in the first place.
LOL

I guess I am lucky. Mine does it when I want it done because he doesn't want to listen to me complain.
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by squirtle
I can't be the only one

You get the idea to move something heavy around in the house. You tell your hubby, fiance, bf, whoever that you need him to do it. He says he will but then a day passes, and then 2 days, and then a week and the item still has not been moved. So finally you get tired of waiting and attempt to move it yourself.

Well I finally got tired and just moved a big tv all by myself
We bought a new big screen for the living room around Christmas time and were going to move the tv that was in there into the office. It has been sitting in the front room for a couple of weeks and I was tired of it being there. It doesn't help that I am self-diagnosed borderline OCD about keeping the house clean and in order, I HATE things being out of place. I asked a few times for him to move the tv but got the "I will get around to it" answer each time. I am home alone cleaning up and decided to do it on my own. It's 29" and HEAVY and very awkward to carry. We have wood floors so I slid it down the hallway and just had to carry it across the room. I smashed my finger in the process and my back feels a little umcomfortable but the tv is moved

I wonder if he is even going to notice when he gets back
That is impressive. Let us know if he was surprised that you actually carried the TV across the room to set it. A 29 inch TV is heavy enough.
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by squirtle
I am not really OCD (I don't think ) but it's sort of a running joke because I am very particular when it comes to keeping the house clean, especially getting things put away, I hate clutter.
Yeah me too! I am exactly like that....

But about wanting things done, I have been known to be out in the garden at 7.30 on the weekend just because my hanging baskets needed changing! I rememeber that morning lying in bed and I was so eager to do them I just went out in my pyjamas! Luckily there arn't too many ppl around at that time!
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