“Miss the target, hit the tree.” “Close enough for jazz.” “I’ll settle for 80/20…” Is close enough really good enough? How precise do we really have to be? My wife is a perfectionist about many things. If we are rehabbing a room and she is sanding a piece of trim or chair rail, she sands down to the grain, even if we’re just going to paint again. She gets it right down to the bare wood. Drives me nuts. A …


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One comment on “Compromise

  1. Dan Downey on said:

    Dear Ron,

    I loved your article and I shared it with my wife. I guess I am a pretty lucky guy because my wife is the one that is always cleaning our garage. Having four sons and all of their “Stuff” we are celebrating when ever we get “One” car in our garage.

    Next week my wife and I will be celebrating our (35th) Wedding Anniversary – I guess I can say – Compromise has a lot to do with celebrating (35) years of marriage and raising four boys.

    Thanks for the great article. Enjoy your clean garage and keep making that pop corn for the family.

    Dan Downey – Grand Haven, Michigan

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