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Last night I Climbled the Ladder of Shame and Crossed Another ‘To Do’ Off the List

Oh, about last night. I drove home from work. Listening to the radio. Making a mental checklist of things that are bothering me. Right now. Here are a few of them.

My car needs a wash.

My car needs and oil change.

My wife’s vehicle needs an oil change.

My garage is a mess from a winter of neglect.


It’s the time of year where the list seems to get longer. Oh, and you still have to make time for work.

So, I got home. My wife had already made supper. I had a bite to eat. I noticed that she was putting on her shoes to take Molly (black lab) out for a walk. I looked over my left shoulder and saw the sun was nowhere near setting. I decided then and there to take charge.

I slipped on my favorite old blue jeans, put on a comfy blue stocking cap.

Without thinking I set up the ‘community ladder.’ (more on that later) Up the ladder I went, thinking to myself,

Don’t think, just climb. Get them down. Get them down now!  Every clip, (gosh my house needs shingles, put that on the to do list) Get the lights down.

Where are you going to put them? The lights, now that they’re down. I don’t want to put them up in the attic yet. Hang them on the snow blower handles. Just get going. Get doing.

So, they’re down. Not put away, but down. And yes, that still leaves me with a small project to do tonight when I get home. But it’s going to be warmer. It’s going to be lighter longer. I can do it.

Yep, with the help of longer days and Daylight Savings, I think I’m going to be just fine!

To do List
Pic by JD Collins-KIKN-FM/Sprint Sioux Falls




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