I swear I wasn't fishing for compliments yesterday, but it sure was nice to receive them!
The goal this weekend is to finish the bathroom. The problem with our apartment is that we renovated everything but didn't really finish. So a couple walls are still unpatched and painted, there are lots of moldings and baseboards to install. The piddly jobs that we procrastinated on for over a year. (Yes I know that's not a complete sentence.)
We already had a row over the "finishing". Our disputes always go something like this:
Spouse: We have to replace the baseboard heater in the bedroom.
Me: Why? It works fine.
Spouse: It's old and it's going to break soon. Plus look how ugly it is. A new white one will look so much better.
Me: It's a rental unit! Why replace something that works.
Spouse: It's forty dollars. That's nothing.
Me: It's wrong thinking is what it is. This is a business. We live in a shitty neighborhood. There's no point in styling out the place.
Spouse: I'll pay for it.
I imagine this conversation will play out in many forms in the coming weeks. I think I feel my inner tightwad surfacing.