Steel your­self for tasks ahead

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SPRING is in the air and next week I will start of­fer­ing advice on what needs to be done around the house as the sun starts peek­ing from be­hind the clouds.

But care­ful plan­ning is es­sen­tial, and no task should be un­der­taken un­til you are fully pre­pared and ready to go. I think we have at least two more week­ends left be­fore we should be ready to be­gin.

So, re­main seated, en­joy the rugby, ig­nore or hide the job jar, en­joy the last few drops of the warm­ing ver­sion of the red grape, and steel your­self for the tasks ahead.

In all se­ri­ous­ness, we know we have to pro­tect and main­tain our as­sets, so take a cou­ple of min­utes to open the tool box, clean and oil the tools, make sure the lad­der is safe, the elec­tric screw­driver is charged and that you have the doc­tor’s note sup­port­ing your bad back strat­egy close at hand.

Mrs Mac will read this with noth­ing but a wicked look in her eye – win­ter is vir­tu­ally over and it is time to re­lease “the dogs of home main­te­nance”.

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