trying to keep my priorities straight
Or, trying to keep my eye on the prize.
Im having a frustrating time right now. Not THAT horrible, but itÂs a little different for me.
IÂm having to STOP myself from organizing, or even decluttering. Even though there are lots of things to deal with on that front.
IÂm struggling really hard not to be distracted away from the main goal.
In our familyÂs home life, there is nothing more important right now than moving into a 3-bedroom apartment. We tried once already, and nobody bid on our apartment (we entered the market right at the slowdown; and we didnÂt feel we could drop our price that much and still afford the place we were buying).
To successfully sell our place, we need to get it ready. We have several small repair issues, etc. And we need to re-do our market research.
But there are many things that are diverting energy into other activities. And there is a finite amount of time that I am home, and a finite amount of energy as well.
Some of those other tasks *look* like they falls under the category of "getting our home ready to go on the market"--stuff like creating an organizational system for the kidsÂ backpacks. Decluttering. Installing pullouts and extra shelves in the kitchen cabinets.
But honestly, all that stuff will have to be done later anyway, all over again; I figure the smartest thing is to focus on the repairs, etc., because they will take the longest. But DH has to schedule those, and he wonÂt do many of them at a time. And I canÂt yell at him or issue orders, bcs heÂs my husband, not my employee (not that I yell at my employees).
And heÂs not very good at setting aside the day-to-day in order to make progress on the bigger stuff.
ItÂs just frustrating. Bcs it seems like not much is getting done.
Oh, and, just when I think IÂm ready to make some progress, I discover things are worse than they seem. I went to tackle the missing baseboard in the bathroom (got DS to agree to earn part of his Handyman patch by helping me w/ the miter saw), and discovered that the drywall in that part of the wall is soggy--which means thereÂs a slow leak. And DH has to tackle getting someone to deal w/ it, and thereÂs too much day-to-day (kidsÂ projects at school, homework, etc.) for DH to be willing to tackle it at all.