How can I motivate my husband to help me with the yard? (mostly a rant)
Let me start by saying that my husband works 40 hours a week and I know he works hard and deserves to chill out on his days off. The problem is our yard and the outside of the house look like lazy white trash live here. The gutters on the roof are almost ready to fall off becuase he won't borrow a ladder to clean them out. He promised me 4 months ago when we got our dog he would fix the fence in the backyard and it still isn't done. I went away for the weekend last week and on my way out the door I realized the dog had gotten into the trash but I had to leave it because I was running late. I came home 3 days later and it was still there, except for it was all over the yard now. Also he hadn't picked up the dog poop the whole time I was gone. I finally got so tired of the leaves being all over the place that I went out and spent 2 hours raking up and now I have 10 huge piles in my yard. I wore my hands raw so I hired someone to fill the green waste can and sweep the driveway tomorrow. Plus do the backyard. The can only gets emptied every two weeks each pile will fill the can once. We need to find someone with a truck so we can bag it up and take it to the dump. Of course he isn't going to handle it and I'm going to have to nag and yell and scream about it for months. Long story short, I'M SICK OF IT! The place looks like garbage and nobody will help me! Half of these things I can't do myself. Our roomate doesn't work and he spends his whole day watching tv or surfing the internet. My husband won't ask him to do anything because they have been friends for ages and he doesn't want to piss him off.