My 5 projects #5: Trying to find the time and keep it together.

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Blog entry by derosa posted 08-26-2012 03:47 AM 1645 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Nothing like juggling to try and keep things going. Needless to say my five projects have fallen by the wayside and there’s just no keeping up. The wife came to me a couple of weeks ago and demanded 2 new items only to demand a third not 5 days later and she wants them bumped ahead of everything else and done as soon as possible. Yet time is seemingly never available when it is needed. My own personal plate is full trying to make sure there will be Christmas gifts to give away this year so I’ve developed a personal policy; nope I haven’t told her yet.
Basically when I’m feeling lively enough late at night I’m headed out to the shop to work on my projects; currently I’m up to my ears in dinosaur parts for rocking dinosaurs for the food pantry’s christmas baskets. And I have a couple of step stools I’d have finished if my daughter hadn’t wandered off with a leg and I can’t seem to find it. During this time nothing she wants gets looked at, my time my projects. A little harsh perhaps but when I suggested the other day that I needed actual time to work if she wanted my to do what she’d asked for in a reasonable amount of time she erupted at me. Which was no worse then the week before telling me that I couldn’t head to the shop simply because. I wasn’t needed and everything was under control but just in case I couldn’t head out there so now I have a new policy and I’ll see how that goes. How do others deal with this kind of thing?

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#1 posted 08-26-2012 04:11 AM

Several years ago I built the wife her own art studio. 4000 of the best dollars I ever spent. It took weeks to build, wire, insulate and dry wall, but she is out there all the time. Our son practices his saxophone out there as well. THAT leaves me to do whatever I want. Shop time, TV time and best of all…...nap time.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#2 posted 08-26-2012 06:39 AM

Give and take. Give and take….................

-- mike...............

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