I know about Writers Block, but I think I am suffering from a good ole case of Builders Block? I'm not talking simple analysis paralysis, but a honest to goodness case of "Just what one of the millions tasks should I tackle next"??
So, having spent all Saturday taking care of the SWSBCs (new one for the list.. She Whom Should Be Consulted = Girlfriend) brakes. She mentioned on Fri that she was hearing some grinding, especially in Rev, in the AM for the last few weeks!! ARG!!!
Luckily it was only grazing the rotors and a simple surfacing and pad replacement later, she's on the road again!
So on Sunday, after spending the last 4 weeks combating Poison Oak (sweating is now only a minor discomfort), I finally make it out to the garage and after a bit of cleaning I sit down in front of the car and find myself trying to figure out exactly where to start. I sat there for nearly 3 hours.. moving this part, checking that clearance, sitting in, laying under, etc, etc... but making no appreciable progress at all! I don't know if it was the heat (about 94F in the garage!) or the fact that I have come to a stage where there are about a million little things, but no major obstacles to tackle (save the ones I'm creating apparently!). I think that I start to realize that the things that I am doing now are very close to finalized and I'll have to live with them. Maybe it's a mild case of AP mixed with the process of choosing what to focus on. This is unusual as I am normally so "cut, hack, whack, crap, redo".
So I'm going to have to break down and follow my own advise from the past and white board my "to-do" list and see if I can't jump start my own a$$ by focusing on a single task until it's a task no more! Most of it simply has to do with a lack of funds to perform the needed work, but there are a lot of things that would take an hour or so to do and you string a few of those together each time your out there (the 10 minute rule presented recently!) and the car is done before you know it! This is where the ADD starts to take over and becomes an issue!
It is interesting to consider that I've now reached a point that it's the little jobs keeping me "entertained" rather than the big ones!!
K "soon to be making progress again.. no, really!" S
Don't ever become a pessimist. A pessimist is correct oftener than an optimist, but an optimist has more fun, and neither can stop the march of events.-Robert A. Heinlein
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