And progress is possible, because the deck is finally finished. No more Friday lumber runs Saturday physical labor days! YAY! It took over two months and involved plenty of lumber runs and frustration, but thanks be to God, it’s done. I’m definitely cured of DIY projects now! I’m glad we did it, and we’re enjoying it a lot and will for a long time. But I’m also hallmarking this as my worst idea ever, and I’m tremendously relieved to be able to talk about that work in past tense now! I definitely underestimated the amount of time, resources, and patience it would take to do it, all of which were stretched to the limit. Rick was definitely much more gracious and patient with the entire process than I was, but it’s done, and that’s what counts.
Unfortunately, all of this busy has sucked me dry of blog ideas. Heck, all of this busy has me taking every shortcut I can find to my chores, errands, and routine day to day stuff. Quick meals, quick cleanings, streamlining chores – any way I can to buy another minute to write, or rest! Making lists in my phone are also serving as my surrogate brain while I’m drifting between deep fried insanity at work and being in my own little world the rest of the time. But the good news is that at least I and everybody else around me are doing well (thanks be to God!). We’re alright!
I can already hear all of you who warned me before with the “I told you so” on building the deck and writing a novel during my busiest time of year. Heck, I see your point and comply with shutting down all I can in May and June most of the time, but I just couldn’t do it this year. Opportunity and inspiration hit, and I stand by my decision that I shouldn’t be bound by my job. It’s one part of my life and shouldn’t rule the rest of it. There’s always work and obstacles to work and push through in any worthy endeavor. Balance is about working all things together.
I always make it through these busy seasons, and things will settle. Don’t worry. In two weeks, I’ll probably be here complaining about being bored without my writing all over again.
That’s all today. Take care. Have a Happy Friday tomorrow and a wonderful weekend.