We need to do some chores

I can be a truly forgetful dude.  It hasn’t gotten any better with the passage of time.  There is just no going anywhere without our trusty pad and pen.  Lists are the only thing that keep myself and others even marginally connected to what I need to do.  Some might call it absent minded. There is absolutely a case to be made for that. However, I find I concentrate on a single thing which then leads to various 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 our lake apartment have ever been cleaned.  Actually, I’m not particular of the location of perhaps 90 percent of the air ducts. Yet, I am always reminded of the HVAC system when I walk into our cool dwelling. So, where’s the love for the duct system. But then again, I constantly forget to set regular HVAC service appointments.  And, that is just stupid. The HVAC system needs to be checked 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 myself and others every time I see him that 85 percent of HVAC breakdowns could have been prevented.  The HVAC supplier even has a program I could join so I didn’t have to schedule the service. I just can’t remember to call and sign up. My kids are threatening to program alarms into our PC to alert myself and others to stuff not on our yearly list. I think that would be fine. Perhaps they can program the alert to go off once a month to substitute the air filter.  I always forget that too.

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