"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

You'd Think I'd Know Rule 3 By Now

I have a serious problem when it comes to estimating how long it will take to complete a project. Getting ready and out the door and across town for an audition? Nail it. Always on time or early. Guessing how long it would take to move our living room office and storage 2nd bedroom into our master bedroom, move our master bedroom into the storage 2nd bedroom and rearrange our living room to open the flow? I guessed (knowing we had the help of Glow and PearBear): Two Hours.

Try Two Days.

We're in Day Two.

Three lessons have been learned.

1) Moving takes a lot longer than you think, because it's not just about moving furniture, it's about rearranging and decorating from square one cause everything is in a new space and the space is either bigger or smaller and things need to to be expanded or condensed or consolidated.

2) Never EVER disagree with a production designer. If she says the tv will be better crooked against the wall because it opens the flow of the room, she's right. Don't doubt her. She's never wrong.

3) Gloria is never wrong.


  1. I'm glad you're learning the fundamentals of life. If it makes you feel better, I never, ever, EVER guess correctly how long it will take me to shower and get ready for bed, but this is mostly because I am an expert putterer.

    PS You guys were awesome last night.

  2. At least you learned three new things. Learning is good. Thank you for the lovely compliment. And, no. Did not expect the outpouring of love. It was really nice.

  3. hahahahahahahahhahaha!!!!!

    and SO true ;)

  4. I once literally got stuck in my room while trying to rearrange the furniture (a "quick" project in my mind). Due to not measuring first, I had to yell for dinner to be brought to me because I couldn't climb out of the mess.

    And yes. Gloria is never wrong. :)


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