Because of the demands of my job, I’m constantly working overtime. It’s rare that I get a whole day off to spend at home. After working for three straight weeks, I finally had a free day last weekend. I looked forward to my Saturday and hoped to get a lot accomplished. I’d fallen way behind on maintenance around the house. I planned to get up early, be extremely productive and then give myself a chance to relax in the evening. Unfortunately, I started by oversleeping by several hours and woke up to find the dog had peed on the carpet. After cleaning that up, I headed outside to mow the lawn. I didn’t have any gas for the mower. I made the trip to buy gas, got started and discovered a flat tire. I moved on to trimming the hedges and got stung by a bee. I decided to switch my efforts to inside the house and some essential maintenance of the air conditioner. I know that changing the filter is an easy job. Except that I didn’t have any extra filters. I tried washing the non-washable filter and it disintegrated. I drove to the store to purchase a supply of new filters but forgot to write down the information. I discovered that there’s all different types of filters available. With no idea which one would fit my particular air conditioner, I needed to drive home and check. I visited four home improvement stores before I finally found the right size of filter. By that point, I’d nearly wasted my entire day. I installed the new filter, lowered the thermostat setting and got myself a beer.