Sunday, September 23, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Good golly part 4! I hope this doesn't turn into a project the length of an entire NFL season. No really the devil is in the details and there is a never ending supply of details. When a project starts small and morphs into the neverending story you gotta start drawing lines and picking battles. You know how there are always little things to be done no matter what the status of a room is? Well I'm suggesting that in order to force the completion of the project those be turned into individual projects. For instance I still need to paint the old cabinet faces in order to call this project done. Well those cabinets are no longer part of the original project they are now simply on my honey-do list. They aren't holding anything up and can be handled over a weekend so they just got scratched from the major project. Electrical switches/receptacles...ditto. I can do them one at a time when I've got time. Changing out light/plumbing fixtures...same thing. The old ones still work so installing new ones can be handled on a case by case basis. Don't get overwhelmed if you're going it alone. The major stuff is done and now the rest can just run it's natural course. If I move the little stuff into the natural rotation of household maintenance chores they become much more manageable and I can move past the major project feeling where there is so much to do and it all needs to be done now so this project can be over. Since it's never really all done anyhow (there's always something) quit stressing. Besides I've been neglecting the yard and the rest of the house with a dedicated effort on the kitchen so I really need to spread myself around and handle the entire house again instead of just one project. See ya next time.