But with twelve or twenty other projects to pursue and with my limited spare time during the school year, nothing was going to get done on the front room until summer.
Summer came, and other projects still took priority. Nagging, guilt-inducing-if-I-didn't-do-them projects. Besides, I had three long, lazy, open months ahead of me. There was plenty of time for the front room.
I guess that puts me past the point of no return, since I can't have a bare door once the fall rains come.
Still, I had a boatload of other, crucial, non-house projects to finish. And I intend to self-publish my first novel by the end of this month, and had to get busy starting my little publishing company to do it properly. Then the linkage on the gear shift on my car went out and I had to replace the bushings (yeah, did it myself, with a neighbor's help). And the garden needed worked on. And the yard kept needing mowed, which takes forever with a corded mower. And I lost a day reporting for jury duty. Then came the scare with the refrigerator freezer. And now one or more of my cats has decided they'd rather pee on plastic bags, shoes, rags, or even the bare floor more than in the litter box, meaning I'm playing constant catch-up trying to get rid of the stink. And so forth and so on.
And there the project sat . . . until I dropped by the Walmart one night after my shift at the Big Blue Box Store. I ran into a gaggle of my students--- that is, some kids I sub teach for--- and they greeted me enthusiastically.
I didn't recall any of their names (Sadly, I never can. There are too many of them). To get past the awkwardness I asked:
"So, when does school start?"
"In three weeks."
Three weeks!!!??? Where did the summer go!? Panic! Hurry! Run and get myself in gear! Quick, get things done!
Which I have. It's a "good" time to do it, as my hours at the store have been cut to three nights a week. I truly took advantage of that last Wednesday, and I plan to tell you All About It. But if I spend any more time today working on this blog I won't get any house renovation done.