Ralph S Bacon

MicroControllers, Electronics and IOT

A promise made is a debt unpaid.

So in a moment of madness, about six months ago, whilst plans for my workshop were taking place, I agreed with my dear wife that when I got my workshop all set up I would do some decorating in the house.

At the time I had no idea that redundancy was in the offing, and I casually imagined a Saturday morning painting a wall or two in the spare bedroom.

A promise made is a debt unpaid. – Robert W. Service

How things change. That promise is now being called upon to to be paid – in full and with interest!

Hence no video this Friday (or over the next few days) as I am neck-deep in magnolia and white paint as we blitz the entire house (starting upstairs). The carpet layer is turning up on Thursday so we have a deadline that I must not miss.

So, apologies from me and Benny, who is (as you can see in the video above) very concerned about the lack of video; most of it is in its raw state I just don’t have the free time to edit it at this very moment.

But perhaps the wait will be worth it, although only you will be able to decide that!


10 replies

  1. That’s a quote perfectly cut from context and repurposed. Sam McGee would have appreciated the art of it. I’ve just discovered you on youtube and have been reading all that you have to offer as I learn about a new hobby I didn’t know I needed.


  2. I see that Benny is helping you (now cleaning his paws)… Looking forward to new video!
    All the best!


  3. My wife gets the pool boy to do those things…… Hey! Wait a minute… No wonder I get to do what I want, when I want. Flick. ( Turns on the Hako)


  4. A happy wife is a happy life. Carry on – we can wait.


  5. Hi, Ralph do not and I repeat do not disappoint the boss role up your sleeves put down your meter probes and pick up the roller and brushes or all hell will break loose and you will lose I know this I am 72 and have always obeyed the bose believe me it is worth it!!

    ( Hope the cat is still dry if you know what I mean)

    All the best Bob


  6. hi
    Good to see you got your priorities right………. (like ya got a choice !)…….get it done and dusted, and we all look forward to the next tutorial

    Cheers !



  7. The She’s who must be obeyed even when their a sleep NEVER forget a promise made in a mans moment of madness, pay the debt and move on,and don’t miss any parts.


  8. I feel your pain. When I think of the unpaid debts I have to my name as a result of such promises, I shudder with shame. Happy decorating (if that’s possible).



  1. Short circuit brain – Ralph S Bacon

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