Over the past twenty years, I have found a lot of creative ways to get what I want from my husband.
I learned a long time ago that nagging and harrassing will get me nowhere.
The more I pushed for something to be done, the harder he would dig in his heels. I was noticing that we had a lot of cold spots in our house. I called the HVAC company and they told me that we needed a new heating system. We had known this now, for the last two years, but he isn’t budging. He feels we should be able to get a couple more years out of the old furnace. I am always wearing a sweater because of the draft in our house. He says he doesn’t mind the draft, even though he may be shivering without an extra shirt. I decided that I needed to find another way to convince my husband to get a new heating system for our home. I had to wrestle his dog to get a sweater on him, the first night. I told him I saw the poor thing shiver when he was over by the air vent. I wanted to make sure he was warm and comfortable. I then decided to do a fashion show for my husband. I had bought four different winter outfits for the dog. He asked me how much those stupid things cost. I told him they weren’t much more expensive than our daughter’s wedding dress. He groaned, but the next day, he got up and called the HVAC company. Our new heating system was installed three days later.