Neighbors of ours had a terrible disagreement over a patio they wanted for their backyard. The wife had rather grand ideas, while the husband wanted costs kept to a minimum. The wife won out, and the construction bill climbed higher and higher.
I dropped by one day, when the patio was near completion, and was surprised to
find the husband smiling from ear to ear as the workmen smoothed over the
surface. I remarked how nice it was to see a grin replace the frown he had been
"You see where they're smoothing that cement?" he replied. "I
just threw my wife's credit cards in there."
May this summers home improvement projects be stress and debt free.