Re: DH and his "Garagesaleitis"
1. You love the guy. Really you do.
2. This too shall pass.
Yes, you asked him to do some things weeks ago, and he has been watching the garage sale pile growing for MONTHS. And yes, he has waited until the 11th hour to do those things and he is grumpy and cranky and fussy because it is "just too much." But remember, he does have a way of making things happen fast, and even if he does not take your careful and methodical approach, and even if he is pretty upleasant to live with at the moment, as long as it gets done that is all that matters.
Yes, he did agree when you guys decided to make this move that you could sell absolutely anything that you wanted to. And yes, one of the main reasons you are trying to sell as much as possible is for his safety (less stuff = smaller truck = safer drive for him). And yes, now that the time has come he has started to pull things out of the pile. *Sigh* Well ... just remember that the guy does seem to have a stronger emotional need to have "stuff" around than you do, and he did agree to sell one of his beloved golf trophies and that is HUGE.
Yes, he does expect "Atta Boy"s for every little thing that he does, and you have not gotten a single "Atta Girl" which you really, REALLY could use. Well .... not much to say, just oh well...
So, with this garage sale now 2 days away, just:
- Keep giving him clear tasks
- Let him do them however he wants
- Stay out of his way!
- Hang in there!
Garage Sale Related Letter to Myself