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