Not long ago, I moved apartments, and beneath the weight of work and lethargy a number of small, nagging tasks remained undone.

Some art work had to be hung from wall moldings, using wire.

In the bedroom, a round mirror needed mounting beside the door. Just about anything that called for careful measuring or stud-hammering I had failed to get around to—which was why my office walls were bare, no pots yet dangled from the dangly-pot thing in the kitchen, and my bedside shelf was still a doorstop.

There are surely reasons that some of us resist being wholly settled, but when the ballast of incompletion grew too much for me I logged on to TaskRabbit to finish what I had failed to start.On its W

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