If you are like me, you are craving something to mark time, a big long running challenge that has multiple steps and will eventually be completed. Building a deck, painting your room, organizing your books, something like that. So I thought, let’s share/brag! Tell the DCIB community about your accomplishments, and maybe someone here will go “oh, that’s a great idea, I should do that too”.
My big project is a new toe! I was supposed to have foot surgery back in March, which obviously didn’t happen. But it’s getting harder and harder to walk so I decided I should grab my chance now before I get crippled forever. Went in to see my podiatrist again at the end of June, he took new x-rays and confirmed that, yep, I have lost almost all movement and if they don’t do the surgery ASAP, my whole toe will lock up.
So then I had to go to a doctor-doctor and get surgical sign off, and she turned out to be an idiot which meant I had to go get additional blood tests and coordinate in a very stressful way with all the various offices until I finally got the paperwork done with hours to spare.
Now I have to focus on packing up my apartment so that I can be waited on hand and foot at my parents’ (literally) for a month, figuring out everything I will need to pack to take to my parents, and generally planning what the heck I will do for a month while I can’t walk. I mean, I can sort of walk, what I’ve been told is that if I put on a big metal boot thing, I can hobble about. But my 3rd floor walk up apartment is a no-go for at least 4 weeks, as is walking my wriggly puppy.
Anyway, it’s a fun project! Lots of organizing and planning and new challenges, a slow growth of achievement over time, and sometime this fall it will all be over and I get the reward of a new toe and being able to walk more than half a mile without pain. Woo-hoo!
What are your Big Projects you’ve started? Tell us all about them, I promise that I at least will be fascinated! Digging up your garden? Training your dog? Organizing the attic? Training your children?