the next few weeks are going to be busy for me..i only have one day off between each working stretch..some of this is due to picking up a couple of extra casual shifts in mission..and part of this is our contract has changed and we have gone from a fulltime 32.5 hour work week to a 37 hour fulltime work week which means I now have to add 10 extra shifts a year to my rotation..which personally I think totally sucks. it is one thing to pick up extra shifts because I want them...it is another to have to pick extra shifts up.
whatever....I have more vacation time booked soon..my pre/post open house time is not that far away.
I am making my list of stuff that needs to be done before the open house hits and I caution folks not to get their nose out of joint if something they said they would take care of, ends up on my list. the reality is..everyone..myself included... says we are going to do something and sometimes it just doesn't get done. we all get busy, we all get distracted, we all are of that age that we sometimes forget or our priorities change. the list is non-personal, it doesn't point fingers..it is simply a list of what needs to be done and not a single thing on it belongs to anyone, it belongs to all of us, to whoever does actually get it done.. ..it is just shit that we really need done before the open house hits.
so don't be bugging me if powerwashing or weedpulling is on the list and you already said you would do it...it is on the list until it gets done and at this point the need to do it belongs to everyone until someone actually does it..then I can cross it off of the to do list.
it is not a list of wishful thinking or patiently waiting because if no one else gets to this stuff..i only have so much time of my own to get it all done. and I will hire out certain jobs if I have to because time is limited and water restrictions are coming...I simply cannot wait to see what happens and end up leaving too much on the list to do until the week off I have to get ready before the open house...there is far too much to do.
we have 7 weeks of most of us working fulltime to shipshape this place...if we use our usual days off from work to do extra stuff around here..that means we basically only have 14 actual getting shit done days.
anyway..i will post the list on the wall in the kitchen by the end of this weekend..please don't tick it off by future intention..tick it off when it is actually done. if someone gets to it first, please pick something else...there will be lots to chose from that still needs to be done.
seriously? saints is so big, it is an issue for anyone to have to walk to the house???
how about we keep the list central to me so when folks call, or email or chase me down and want to know what is left that needs to be done..i can get up and look and NOT have to put on my freaking shoes, wind up the dogs as I go out the door to truck out to the mp room to look over and over again.
honestly we won't ever get anything done if the simple location of the list which was not even up for discussion is going to itself pose a huge problem.
I will however post it instead in the house entranceway so folks won't need to go into the kitchen and don't need to worry about getting past odie (and whatever mood he is in...) to look at the list. that should make it easy enough for everybody.