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Shoemaker (by Smokowna [MD]) Jun 11, 2019 8:42 AM
       Shoemaker (by WMH [NC]) Jun 11, 2019 9:19 AM
       Shoemaker (by Plenty [MO]) Jun 11, 2019 10:37 AM
       Shoemaker (by JB [OR]) Jun 11, 2019 11:23 AM
       Shoemaker (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 11, 2019 8:35 PM
       Shoemaker (by Steve [MA]) Jun 12, 2019 6:23 AM

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Shoemaker (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 8:42 AM

It has been about a year now. I've been shifting towards working on the Shoemaker's Shoes.

The big push was to move - transfer - reorganize my equipment. It took months of slowly moving things around and bringing most stuff to one location where a shop was set up.


I really imagined it would of taken weekends.

Now a year into this project I started working on my own repairs. Nothing grand, nothing elaborate. From simple painting to replacing some windows.

What I learned: Energy, it took years of energy to shop, stack, repair, maintain, clean, manage, all the rentals.

I loved keeping things clean however I was not able to.

I lost a ton by not having everything 100% clean. I would routinely clean to the 80% point and stop. The difference was very noticeable and I had thought I achieved success - in fact, I made a career out of not finishing.

It is that last bit of cleaning and organizing that holds all the difficult decisions. If I had spent that time I would of given a few things away or decided on better storage and definitely had a better day to day work environment.

Today, I think differently than a year ago...I suppose we all do.

My photos are organized and backed up, My tools have homes, the floors are swept, the desk ...well it wants to be clear but it is summertime.

Dear Posters/authors. Know that I read with great interest your comments and wonder what I stand to learn if I did things exactly how you posted and recommended.

Thanks for your decades of help, hand me that broom would ya? --96.241.xx.xx

Shoemaker (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 9:19 AM

It's sad that it takes until we are this old before we realize how to do Life LOL!!

Shoemaker (by Plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 10:37 AM

Sounds normal to me!! --173.108.xx.xx

Shoemaker (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 11:23 AM

Outstanding. Many of us go our whole lives and never turn the corner. Congratulations on making it!

Shoemaker (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 8:35 PM

My home needs new windows. I have no carpeting as I ripped it up when mom was in the wheelchair. I have files all over the place. I live in the middle of it all. It's OK.

Shoemaker (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2019 6:23 AM

I can identify with you Smoke.

This year my goal is to concentrate of finally finishing the renovation on the house my DW are currently living in. With the exception of emergency work I'm telling all of my GC clients that we are taking on any new projects until 2020. --96.237.xx.xx

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