For example, our screen door slams loudly and unexpectedly about 80% of the time. The replacement part that will make it all better costs less than $10, but I've let it go on startling my guests and disturbing the peace of every social event I've hosted for the past several years.
Then there's our TV remote. Instead of having to mash the buttons forcefully and repeatedly to get it to respond to commands, I'm pretty sure that a new pair of batteries would cure everything. That's always the solution when the garage door remote starts acting that way.
I'm overdue to cut the dead fronds off our elephant ear plants, dig up the bulbs and store them for the winter. I've decided that they're my favorite new landscaping secret* and it would be a shame to have to buy them again next year when I can just save the ones I have.
*When you have big, dramatic plants in a flower bed, nobody seems to notice that the rest of the bed is a mishmash of pathetic perennials and uncontrolled weeds. It's like magic!
Finally, I've been wanting to take a stray fluorescent light fixture I have and mount it over my laundry table in the basement. While I was standing around during my home energy audit, I noticed that there is a handy electrical outlet at ceiling height just a two feet from where I want to put the light. All it will take is a couple of screws or hooks and I'll be able to put up the light where I can easily plug it in. Then sorting laundry will become the experience I've always dreamed it could be. /sarcasm
What are you going to attempt to accomplish this weekend?
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