Monday, April 25, 2011

A decision tree

Do YOU know what a decision tree is? I bet a lot of people know what a decision tree is. Well, I didn't know what a decision tree was until my darling husband explained it to me. It's basically a tool to help you come to a decision while taking in all the contingencies that could happen along the way. You know, like, asking the yes or no questions and if the answer is "yes" then what, and if the answer is "no" then where do you go from there. I pointed out (as any good Theology major would) that it seems that you never really get an answer if each question just begets another question and he says that is only works if you start with a question that you want answered and the chart stops when you have finally answered the question. I went to google docs to try and create a decision tree. There, I realized that all he was really talking about was a flow chart. OH, A FLOW CHART. Why didn't you just say so?

Well, there you have it. The question that consumes at least half of our discussions in this house. And there will be more, much more, to add to that chart in the coming months/years. Ugh. Decision tree? More like a decision thorn bush. Ugh.


  1. I love how the "yes" to "do my kids need to pack heat" leads to "sweet".

    Do you SEE how you writing this blog was essential to may happiness???

  2. I'm glad I contributed to YOUR happiness... in truth, this blog is dredging up a bunch of stuff that I tend to not want to talk about and just ignore. so in a way it is necessary to my ... well, maybe not happiness...