lol, money saving

A couple of weeks ago dh created a “hatch” in our side deck to complete a repair on the clothes dryer ventilation system. I took for granted that once he finished the chore he had nailed all the boards back in place.
For those two weeks we (meaning all humans, dogs, cats, and barnyard fowl) have been walking on/over this hatch. Today when I went out to do feed and release of the critters I discovered quite by accident as I stepped around the oh so hungry Misty Georgia that the hatch was NOT nailed together.
I went through that hole like a hangman’s dummy. Ended up in a tangle of boards and thinking all at once “omgd, I hope there isn’t a snake under there” , “Not my bad knee!” “and “I’m going to kill dh and tell God he died if I can’t get out of this hole.”
Luckily I wasn’t “really” hurt, oh my pride is bruised and my bad knee took a couple of good whacks from the 2 x 6’s that make up the hatch. I’ll be bruised and sore for a couple of days, but that is good for dh because I can’t run after him to whoop that boy! LOL!
How does this tie to budgeting and money savings or cleaning? What if I hadn’t bounced? Who needs medical bills? A dozen or less nails put in the boards would have prevented the spill in the first place and we are all given to “putting off” a chore because we are tired, it’s unpleasant to do or some other excuse.
So here’s a challenge for this weekend. Identify a problem that could end up costing you money because you’ve neglected it. Whether it’s changing the oil in your vehicle, nailing a hatch shut (dh guarantees me ours will be done asap—like tonight), putting flea drops on your critters, cleaning up the spilled grape juice on your white counter top or anything. Then take care of the problem and let us know how you did.