Thursday, April 28, 2011

(Dusting Off Hands)

That wasn't as bad as expected. About 90% of the work of getting stuff out of the back porch is done and very little of it will get in the way on a day-to-day basis. I didn't have to put anything in the attic, and we've had none of the nasty surprises that so often pop up when you move things that haven't been moved in years; no nests of anything, no unsuspected damage where the house has been eating itself alive behind a stack of heavy stuff, nothing mysteriously soaked, shredded, or faded. The job's not quite done, but the rest of it will barely be strenuous at all.

This is generally the way. If you're intimidated by a job, putting it off is the worst thing you can do. Tiptoe around it, and it gets bigger and bigger, harder and harder. Charge straight at it, and it turns out to be not that big a deal.

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