Creating the list felt uncomfortably-reminiscent of project management activities at work, though more immediate and thankfully without any need to guesstimate hours required. Only I shall attempt to be holding myself accountable to whatever deadlines or milestones may arise; no managers shall hound me. With all the unknowns and potential complications on this effort, if I attempted to estimate a schedule for this work, it would likely be at least as nebulous as the most nebulous software development estimate I ever put together in my day job.
Take tonight, for instance. I completed all of three items. There's another (painting a section of steel) that I had plenty of time an energy to work on tonight - except I'd just primed it this evening and have to wait 24 hours for the primer to dry first. All three items were wrapped up in about thirty minutes total, and I went on to another item. Couldn't do it - the pieces don't line up like I thought, and there's no way to fit the tools where I need them to go. Oops. Back to the drawing board on that one, so I thought I'd move to the next item I could work on: replacing a couple missing/damaged sections of the frame to which the aluminum skins attach.
|Photograph showing missing/damaged sections of body frame circled in red|
|Orange tabs were bent 90° and the right piece was bent around the left piece.|
The right piece lay flat against the bent tabs.
So now I write this up, get showered up, and climb into bed. If I still have a bit of energy left I may continue reading The Language of the Land, the new steampunk novel by Alma Boykin. If not, its lights out. Take care, everyone.