Human beings are not only creatures of habit, we tend to be an extremely adaptable species.
For proof, look no further than your own house.
The odds are there are several small items in need of repair that you have put off fixing, and in the process, you’ve learned to work around the inconvenience they present. In fact, you’ve put up with the situation so long that, most of the time, it doesn’t even seem like a problem any longer. For example:
- The wobbly towel rack that’s worked its way loose from the wall
- The warped drawer that’s difficult to open or close
- The sliding shower door that’s come off of its track
- The ripped screen in the screen door
- The cracked floor tile in the entryway
- The “ding” in the wall caused when a piece of furniture banged against it
Without even thinking about it, you’ve become accustomed to stepping over or around the cracked tile. You brace yourself in order to tug extra hard when you need to open the drawer. You’ve stopped using the wobbly towel rack altogether. You’ve moved a chair in order to conceal the damage to the wall.
You’ve told yourself that any one of these jobs is just too small to worry about right now. You’ll get around to fixing all of them one of these days. But more days go by, and instead, the list has just gotten larger. You could probably go along like this for quite a while, finding new ways to live with the problems. But, as with so many things in life, these situations don’t go away, or get better on their own. It’s time to address them head-on. You either need to set aside the time to handle the repairs on your own, or call in an expert.
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