Friday, January 07, 2011

Work Mode!

One "little" project - putting reflective tape in a pattern on our
mast so we can distinguish our boat in a dark anchorage at night!
Whew!  It has been a crazy couple of days.  While we are living in total chaos (see Facebook for proof!), we're getting a lot done.  There is something to be said for getting into what Scott and I call "work mode".  Work mode is when you just put your nose to the grindstone and git 'er done.

A lot of little projects have accumulated over the past three months - some which we have tackled, most of which we have not (Note:  this doesn't include the "big" or "essential" projects which, obviously, get done stat).  I blame the fact that these "little" projects are not urgent for our procrastination.  Nevertheless, big or small, they require attention.  Life on a sailboat can be very dangerous (and, not to be dramatic, but deadly) if you neglect even the tiniest of ring-dings, so we're hitting it hard over here.  Both Scott and I agree that getting into "work mode" by hauling our boat was the right thing to do, because over the past two days we have checked off 21 items off of our 40 item "to-do" list.  We would never have gotten all that done if we were still in the's just too easy to get distracted.
I don't know what it is that you're procrastinating doing, but perhaps if you get yourself in "work mode" you can knock a few things off your list as well.  Whether it be locking yourself in your room, turning off the phone and the computer, or making that initial call - hop on it!  It feels oh-so good to tick things off the list!

Brittany & Scott

PS.  I am writing this all hopped up on Epoxy fumes, so excuse any grammatical or spelling errors.


Pickled Pirate! said...

Getting a lot accomplished is such a great feeling! Especially when admiring it all with a glass of wine.

Neophyte Cruiser said...

...or a lung full of epoxy fumes, Pickled Pirate.

Lisa Hanneman said...

You actually inspired me to work on my never ending to do list. Somehow Christmas thank you's don't seem nearly as taxing as boat upkeep.

Another to do... Skype with Britt and Scott. Let's cross this one off soon. Please.

Unknown said...

Please tell me you you put the reflective tape in the patter of a Spartan "S" on your mast?

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