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Old 05-20-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Jumping from Project to Project

Does anyone else find this happeneing to them
Bathroom is almost done, stopped working on that to panel a wall, almost finished with that and started fixing a Transfer switch, went from that to a electrical panel cooling fan replacement, from there to finding a GFCI issue and fixing that, to working again on the dinetted bench and then to the bathroom again and on to finishing it, almost, the dinette bench again, We started to paint the walls, decided I wanted to place some cove molding on a the new batroom wall I built, spent two hours trying to remember how to cut an outside corner on that stuff upside down and backwards, when figured it out and finished the pieces were all too short, back to painting the walls, noticed the wood kitchen cabinets and drawers looked old dark and dated, so today while the wife was painting I was sanding down a few of the drawer fronts to make them look new again, at lunch the wife decided she wanted new door and drawer handles because now the old ones looked like left overs from the 80's, 200 bucks and 28 handles later we have these beautiful modern SS handles which means now I have to redo all the cabinets because the drawer fronts I did look so good it makes the rest of them look like crap. Wife thinks it might be a good idea for me to redo the cabinets while I have the drawers and doors off to make it all look new, when will I ever finish the bathroom, Project after project and none quite completed, and I am thinking about a refrigerator as I type this
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Old 05-21-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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Yep I have the same issue - I think I will coin the term PRADD (Project Related Attention Defeciency Disorder). We used to joke that the reason we moved every two or three years was to force me to complete the many projects around the house that were at 90 percent done.

As for as the RV, it does not have to be perfect to use - just functional. So finish the bathroom, get the electrical working, a fridge, etc but the painting and refinishing of the cabinets can wait till after a few camping trips. Then you will not feel as overwhelmed.

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Old 05-21-2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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Sounds like you are "driven" to get it all done. I work in a very similar style, all over the place until it's done. I think about something else that needs fixing and I drop what I am doing to take care of it.

DW is a paper an pencil person. Everything has to be written down on a list and crossed off when it's done. I started to write things down as they came up and it helped me to stay focused on the task at hand.

Doesn't really matter as long as it all gets done in the end.
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Do one thing, get 'er done! Move on to the next. Will start something else if I have to wait for something to setup or dry though. I Like those little rushes when I get things done.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:06 PM   #5
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Sounds like my wife, a project isn't finished and she's coming up with another.
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