I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes

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I have a weird philosophy. When you make a mistake, it's easier to admit it and move forward. And it's cost me money... but at least I can learn from it and move forward. 

Example, when doing the kitchen we decided against a backsplash and went with cheap laminate. Didn't really need it and it was money we didn't have. Installed cheap bathroom fans, they did the needed 100 cf/m but they were loud. All things that I regret. Well replaced the fans, installed a backsplash and still planning on the countertop for another day.

I can admit when I erred. I don't mind paying to fix it. It's cheaper in the long run to admit it than to live with it and let it gnaw at my heart.

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Eric Arthur Blair wrote:

 It's cheaper in the long run to admit it than to live with it and let it gnaw at my heart.

THAT'S what 'costs' - the gnawing. It's constant pebble in your shoe.

I can almost not remember the wall to wall indoor/outdoor carpet in the dining room. That's a good thing. But for years I would walk into the dining room and smile. I lifted my mood and also the mood of the dining room!

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So many times we just let it gnaw at us without thinking about it.

I had a closet full of mismatched towels. One day they all went out to charity to be replaced by some lovely matching towels. I've never had a single regret about it. I've given away new sheet sets that needed to be ironed, so that I never have to iron them. MoH ruined the handle to the slow cooker... and doesn't understand why I want to buy a new one... it's $25 and I can have one that looks perfect, instead of reminding me that MoH ruined it.

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Ah, if DH had to replace everything of 'mine' he has broken... up to and including the glass on a picture I had hanging on the wall that he 'knocked down'. Not even a clue how he did that. But, at this point, 20 years in, the list is long and it started with my toaster oven, one that actually made toast. Then it was the electric blanket. I have replaced all of my crystal glassware at least once. Dishes.

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I don't keep a list for the 20+ years. But this one just gnaws at me, because it's so cheap an item to replace and because MoH doesn't understand why it gnaws at me, why I care. One of these days I'm going to be in a store, see one on sale for $20 and buy it and just throw out the other one, just to be done with it. Of course, a week later MoH will likely ruin the handle on the new one... Maybe I should buy them in pairs, like I do pitchers and coffeemakers.

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I didn't start out keeping a list, but it happened once too many things were being broken. What irks? He never replaced anything. Maybe that's why I keep the list in my head. Maybe if he had replaced anything, or even fixed my picture, I'd forget the whole thing.

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Take your list out, make it a shopping list and then ask him to go to WM to buy the items on the list. He may NEVER clue in, but sending him, instead of you going will just make you feel better about it.

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If I handed him a list with 'toaster oven, electric blanket, 2 sets of glassware, etc' he'd know exactly what was going on. Eye-wink

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Hand him that list and on the other side write

"... or jewelry"

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Making mistakes makes us sick.

We are all the same, we hate failure.

Would be nice to make one and learn something valuable, I think that is what we are supposed to do. crying

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Unfortunately, for many, if not all of us, making mistakes is beaten out of as children. (In some cases quite literally.) It takes a LOT of strength to allow ourselves to make mistakes and take chances again.

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I keep forgetting about this website. It is so good. (No, that didn't come out right.)

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