If you ever have something you would like to do, especially before a holiday or a big event, or just even because you are finally getting around to doing it, I would suggest not being in our house. Because whether or not you have expressed your plan/desire/idea, you can be sure that The Tim will somehow manage to create a roadblock. He is the master.
Just some background here: The Tim is a good guy. He is more than willing to pitch in on housework, cooking, cleaning, etc. He has a certain way that he does things, and he is also famous for making the sudden decision to do something and then doing it. Oh he may have been talking about doing it for months, but one day you come home from work, or wake up and go downstairs, and suddenly all of the curtains are in the washing machine, or the furniture is piled in the middle of the room so he can start painting, or - well, you get the drift of what I'm saying.
As I have mentioned here, I am still going to work in our building on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and he is still laid off, so he is home all day, every day. Which was especially convenient yesterday, when the plumber came to haul out our old, deceased water heater and install the new one. It meant that neither of us had to make any special arrangements.
Since we live in a rowhouse, and I knew that the plumber would need to go up and down the steps leading to the basement to move things in and out, I cleared out the "pantry" on Monday. Our "pantry" consists of some small shelves inside the door to the basement, and some items kept on the steps on the way down. I knew that The Tim would need to take off the door so that there would be room, so I put everything into some bags and boxes and placed them in a corner of the living room. I figured that after dinner last night, I would put things back, and then today could do some cleaning up and we would be organized just fine for Thanksgiving.