I'm dealing with all kinds of holes these days. Holes in my planning, rabbit holes at work, holes needing to be dug for new septic tank at the small cabin, and literally holes in my entry wall. Where do I start?
The summer just seems chaotic with so many things needing done, but unable to firm up plans. At least we got a room booked for Chicago later in the month, but as far as anything else, the calendar is empty but a list of things in some status, just not resolved. Oh, we are going with friends to the horse track the end of July. That's a firm date.
Nothing new has come in the market for my daughter to look at. DD2 has a gazillion job applications out there but no responses. She's very bored and wants to be more productive with her time and earn money. Oh yes, I've a list a mile long at home- it's the earning money part she'd like. My son can't firm up plans yet either.
In covering some of the Help Desk for our data system, I'm learning how poorly the external users understand what and why they need to do to meet the program reporting and payment requirements. It's got me digging in our external manuals and short training videos, to see that much better guidance is needed. I really liked the person that just left, but it's starting to seem like she probably spent too much time diving into "fun" and interesting projects, but minimalized the core needs of the system users. Even our internal documentation is spotty. It's there, but disjointed and requires looking for answers in multiple places as she never got around to consolidating. It's going to be a long transition. I know she too was one to go down rabbit holes, but had I known how unconsolidated guidance materials were, I'd have directed her to prioritize differently.
Septic System Holes
This is on DH's plate with his grandparents old cabin. They knew it was coming, but in efforts to save thousands, the guys are trying to coordinate some of the physical labor. As they're comparing calendars, his sister apparently speaks up and decided DH could just move his day off or take vacation days to accommodate others schedules. She's really full of deciding other people's priorities and schedules for them. Why she felt it was her place to say anything is another hole, but her mouth usually spouts something to annoy him!
Holes in My Wall
Isn't this just lovely? This was my wall with my kids senior pictures. This is what it looks like now after having to get pipes replaced to the bathroom. Anyone want to place bets how long it will take to get the sheetrock, taping, mudding, and painting done? Put a date in the comments. I might as well make a game of it.
I know this plumbing issue and the septic system are necessary and normal life and home maintenance, but certainly not fun. I'd just like to get some of the holes in life filled in a bit better and sooner. Can you relate?