I like making lists. Lists bring order to chaos. Or else at least they give you the illusion that you have some sort of control over the chaos. Lately, I've been dividing my lists into categories to get a handle on what needs to be done.
Some tasks are incredibly unpleasant.
You'll notice that there's only one item on this list - change the joker valve in our marine toilet. Anything to do with toilets is unpleasant by default. It's not a difficult job, it's just gross.
Then there are the tasks that you should have done already, but didn't.
As we all know, I'm a real pro when it comes to procrastinating unpleasant and boring tasks. There's always something better to do, like watch videos of cats on YouTube. I should probably try to get at least one of these things done before Scott gets back.
Lots of boat related tasks will drive you to drink.
There are some tasks I've been saving to work on with Scott, many of which we'll need to tackle before we head off to the Bahamas. They're the types of tasks that are bound to be frustrating or go pear-shaped. I suspect that they may drive us to drink at the end of each workday. If not drink, then into the arms of a comforting chocolate cake.
Some tasks are downright annoying.
Anything that has to do with computers, the government and filling out forms is automatically annoying, like taxes. Then there are the tasks that you thought you had ticked off the list, but nope, it didn't work, so you have to do it again. I'm thinking of our teak shower grate here. The first two times I tried to fix it failed. So it's back on the list again.
Some tasks fall into the category of arts and crafts.
I've got a number of sewing projects to do. They'd be a lot more fun if they involved glitter.
I love doing anything related to food. Except dishes.
Because groceries are so expensive in the Bahamas, we'll stock up as much as we can before we leave. I've already done an inventory of what we have on the boat so that I know what we need to stock up on. Now I just have to figure out how many cases of beer we should bring. Last time we were there, we ran out.
Internet research can be fun. And distracting.
There's a number of thing I need to research on the internet. The only problem is that I get sucked into sites like Bored Panda instead of researching more important things like dinghy anchors.
Those are just some of the things on my To Do List. What's on yours?
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