I had some ambitious plans this summer. Stuff was going to get done. In this episode of the podcast, I explore some of the reasons why I did not accomplish what I planned to accomplish during my summer vacation.
Topics covered in this podcast
Can’t be in two places at the same time: It’s impossible to work on a project at the same time as running to the home center for supplies.
Project Creep: Where does one project end and another one begin?
Time estimates and reality: Television and videos can distort how long a project will actually take. Whether it’s large crews working behind the scenes or simply fancy editing, you never really get a realistic picture of how long it will take you to complete a project. I show my age here by referring to the “makeover in a weekend” shows like Trading Spaces and While You Were Out from back in the 2000’s. Time flies. It’s hard to believe those shows have been off the air for more than a decade. Trading Spaces is coming back in 2018.
The boring stuff takes time too: There are plenty of tasks that don’t make for exciting TV or video that aren’t shown. But those tasks still need to be done.
Links and Resources
BluWood: wood coating system that resists moisture and mould growth
Trading Spaces : Wikipedia entry for the television show.
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