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My brother and I have a long-standing tradition of dealing with the “McIntosh Brother’s Pandora’s Box” Syndrome. We believe that Pandora has dedicated her life to making one of us miserable whenever we try to fix or improve something around the house.
So when one of us is contemplating a difficult project that might potentially be troublesome, we call up the other and suggest that he begin something simple that will distract Pandora long enough to complete the laborious project without her interference.
I did that last week, my brother cooperated by trying to replace a screw in a cabinet, and the diversion worked perfectly as documented by this photo of the final result: