7:49 am - Wednesday - March 8th - GNHS - 50° F, humidity 75%, wind 2 mph out of the west.....partialy cloudy today with a forecast high of 72° F. On this date in 2012 TLE and I were sitting by the fire about 100' from the Gulf of Mexico on South Padre Island......↴
One of the things I have come to appreciate about retirement, and our nomadic life in particular is that there is no rush to complete projects within a given period of time. They take however long they take, and rushing them only leads to mistakes, disappointment, and the 'REDO'. Over the past few years I've taken on a number of time consuming projects with a vague idea of how long I think they should take, but have often found that doing it right often takes twice as long as my estimate. I've written before that during my workaday life most home improvement projects were squeezed into the confines of a 2, or 3 day weekend. The 4 day weekends were rare, and saved for really big projects. I didn't like to have projects linger from weekend to weekend.....it was just my personality. Most people who knew me back then would not recognize me today, because I have become quite comfortable with projects stretching on for a week, or two. As my friend Tom McCloud told me years ago.....projects take as long as they take, and trying to rush them only creates anxiety, and mistakes which must be undone. A great example of this transformation in my DIY personality is the most recent project.....fixing the bathroom sub flooring.