List of Sentences?
One of the rights of spring in our home is to start up a list of the things around the house that need to be dealt with over the summer. The list typically starts relatively small and is reasonable to deal with (financially and in terms of time). Still, it inevitably extends into a wish list of the things we want to change about our house (which are, incidentally, quite expensive (in terms of money and time)). This means the list becomes larger and larger and more and more daunting to deal with. Finally, the list is lost or thrown out because it is far too expensive to deal with and seems impossible to complete.
This has happened a few times. Even though the list starts with a good concept, it becomes too large and unachievable. A few times, legitimate issues have arisen to stop the list from being dealt with. Some of these calamities include:
All legitimate reasons to abandon the Honkin’ Big Summer to-do List (its new official title), but we will attempt to deal with it more maturely this year.
A Better Way?
I think dealing with the Honkin’ Big Summer to-do List like I would a Brain Storming list from work and then pairing it down around May 1st to make the list achievable (and revisiting any add-ons July 1st) should make the list more useable.
What is on this list? Some more minor things should have been dealt with a while ago, and much larger things like replacing windows that make my house look like a ram-shackled crack house (OK, it might not be that bad, but it is still pretty bad).
The vital point to figure out is what can be done financially and then what can be dealt with in terms of available time. Once those two variables are dealt with, creating a list is much simpler (it still may not succeed but it is much less huge in size).
Do you have a Honkin’ Big Summer to-do List? What is on the list? Do you succeed in your summer home repair plans?