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Do you ever put off small tasks


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and then afterward wonder why you did?

Case in point.  Both showers have been dripping.  Ordered rebuild kits for the stems months ago, but never installed them.  Yesterday afternoon Ryan and I grabbed our tools, turned off the water and rebuilt the stems, replaced the old knobs and now we have silky smooth stems that do not drip in both bathrooms.  It was very satisfying to take a shower this AM and have no dripping showerhead before or after.   And it had to be cositing me money every month to have dripping plumbing, and I was wasting a precious resource to boot.

The trip to Home Depot cost me an extra $100 as Ryan had a cheesy old ceiling fan in his room that was remote control only and burned through expensive bulbs, so his room was always dark.  Bought a new fan that takes cheap LED bulbs and he did the removal and install himself.   All I did was install the grommets and anvils on the fan blades while he hung and wired the new fan.  

However, between helping with repairing the broken pipe, rebuilding the shower stems and installing new valve seats and hanging a ceiling fan, I am sure Ryan earned a few merit badges for Scouts, or at least did the bigger part of a few.

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In retirement the rule is......don't do today what you can put off until the day after tomorrow. 

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30 minutes ago, Kirby said:

Remind me to come back and post my response later. :nodhead:

< drops the mike and walks away >

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I'm a hard no.  In that, yes I put stuff off but I never wonder why I did it.  I did it because putting stuff off is AWESOME!!

Procrastinators are the leaders of tomorrow!

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16 minutes ago, Clark said:

< drops the mike and walks away >

poor Mike

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1 hour ago, jsharr said:

Do you ever put off small tasks

Many women say that size doesn't matter.  :unsure:

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For me, plumbing and electrical work are usually big jobs.  I usually don't put them or minor carpentry work off unless I'm researching what I want to replace something with.

Little jobs are more like washing clothes and dishes and straightening up a room.  I put them off a little.

My trick is to put limits on putting things off or doing them a little at a time.

For example, I'm usually cooking for myself and limit myself to using one dish, fork, pot, etc. and clean them after use rather than use another clean one first. That, of course, means I wash them by hand. if I get lazy and don't wash all my dishes, I make it mandatory that I wash them all before I eat breakfast.  I know myself: If I don't stick to those kinds of things, accumulated cleaning tasks will get out of hand.

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I like putting off my small tasks until after I've put off my large tasks.  I find it works best that way.

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5 minutes ago, 12string said:

all the time.  Drives my wife nuts.  I have been picking through the list lately

You should remind her you know what is on the list and she does have to keep nagging you month after month after month after month.

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43 minutes ago, Kzoo said:

I like putting off my small tasks until after I've put off my large tasks.  I find it works best that way.

You would be a great fit at my Grafix Dezine company.

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36 minutes ago, jsharr said:

You would be a great fit at my Grafix Dezine company.

Pfffft  I can't even spell graphx dizene. 

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36 minutes ago, Kzoo said:

Pfffft  I can't even spell graphx dizene. 

Those bastards are my main competition!  

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Maybe?

A few days ago the ignitor in the stove croaked.  Ordered one next day from Amazon and replaced it on Saturday.  Some stuff at home I might put off.

At work, it's not putting a task off, it's prioritizing what I can and can't get to.

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Ask me again when I get my laundry that I washed yesterday from the dryer.

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10 hours ago, jsharr said:

replaced the old knobs and now we have silky smooth stems that do not drip

I think the next time you may want to put off the small task of relaying too much information on certain topics...

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Yes  ( gee, I should have just posted this before)  :nodhead:

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1 hour ago, Philander Seabury said:

I put off plumbing and other home repair small tasks because I am afeared of them turning into big tasks. 

For me, there is no such thing as a small home repair.  They either turn into big repairs or they lead to a myriad of other quasi-related home repairs.  :angry:

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17 minutes ago, Clark said:

For me, there is no such thing as a small home repair.  They either turn into big repairs or they lead to a myriad of other quasi-related home repairs.  :angry:

I need about all my 35 year old shutoff valves replaced. My old car pool guy replaced my kitchen sink ones, but I can’t ask him to do all the rest. I could try to force them closed but that could turn into a disaster if that causes a packing leak. 

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