I am annoyed by all these chores

I can be a very forgetful dude.  It hasn’t gotten any better with the passage of time.  There is just no going anywhere without my trusty pad and pen.  Lists are the only thing that keep me even marginally connected to what I need to do.  Some might call it absent minded. There is certainly a case to be made for that. However, I find I concentrate on one thing which then leads to many other things not on the list.  There is rarely a day where everything on the list is crossed off. Then there are the subtle household things I never remember. I could not tell you whether the air ducts in my home have ever been cleaned.  Actually, I’m not certain of the location of perhaps 90 percent of the air ducts. Yet, I am always reminded of the HVAC system when I walk into my cool dwelling. So, where’s the love for the duct system. But then again, I constantly forget to set regular HVAC maintenance appointments.  And, that is just stupid. The HVAC system needs to be inspected or tuned up at least twice per year. The HVAC tech always catches something which could have led to a heating and cooling breakdown. He tells me every time I see him that 85 percent of HVAC breakdowns could have been prevented.  The HVAC company even has a program I could join so I didn’t have to schedule the maintenance. I just can’t remember to call and sign up. My kids are threatening to program alarms into my phone to alert me to stuff not on my daily list. I guess that would be fine. Perhaps they can program the alert to go off once a month to replace the air filter.  I always forget that too.

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