I’ve been whinging on about the office makeover. In fact, considering the pace I’ve set, I can hardly call it a makeover. It’s more like a “wish for.” I wish my office would just spiff up when I’m sleeping.
Then I lost my marbles and volunteered to host Easter. My office is one of my guest rooms so I need it for one of the guests AND my dining room table is completely covered in several layers of detritus from the office. After all that work getting the crap out of the room, I may have just put myself in a position to have to lug it all back temporarily. This is where being a lazy person becomes a conundrum.
As a lazy person, I hate doing work when I don’t have to. Sometimes that translates into action that makes me look like the opposite of a lazy person, but I assure you it all comes from not wanting to do ANY extra work. The office was ridiculously full. It was the black hole of the house. It is where anything I had to “deal” with went in an effort not to deal with it. Stuff accumulates fast when you do that. I’ve been getting rid of stuff as I emptied the room and it is still a ton of crap. Not only is the dining room incapacitated by office crap, the living room is pretty unusable too.
Then someone made the mistake of hearing what I wanted to do in the timeframe it would need to be done and they said the worst thing anyone can say to me…
“You can’t do it.”
Which means I must now attempt the impossible.
This is so stupid on so many levels. Not only is it overly aggressive in of itself, but I am working under some unbelievably tight deadlines at work so I’m into work early and staying late and have absolutely no time during the day to do anything other than work and wolf down some food while working.
That did not stop me from writing out a schedule and thinking, “I think I can actually do this” because I tend to operate in denial. I know I’m in denial but it doesn’t keep me from genuinely believing it is possible. I amaze even myself sometimes.
The project plan for this folly?
clean out closet
Tuesday: remove desk
Wednesday: demo closet
Thursday: remove shelves, repair shelves
Friday: paint shelves
Weekend: remove carpet, replace sub-floor, paint room
Monday: finish painting room, paint window trim
Tuesday: finish painting trim, paint closet door
Wednesday: finish painting closet door
Thursday: replace closet trim
Friday: cut baseboard trim
Weekend: lay new floor, replace base board
Monday: paint desk
Tuesday: paint desk, paint trim
Wednesday: finish painting desk, replace shelves, hang new closet bar
Thursday: hang new blinds
Friday: replace stuff
Saturday: clean house
What is not reflected in here and what I seem to be pretending won’t impact this schedule is the fact that I’m out-of-town the Tuesday and Wednesday of the second week.
Do you see that task for Monday though? Done. Like a boss. And that closet was still really full of stuff so it was one of the harder tasks. I’m pretty certain anything I manage to get done is due to my supervisor. She’ll keep me on track and I’ll have a brand new office for Easter.