Just plain in a funk . . .I think I've been in a funk since my last coaching call. And I'm dreading tomorrows coaching call as well. I dunno what my problem is. I'm still not drinking soda, I'm eating breakfast at home most of the time, but for some reason I find it hard to even roll out of bed in the morning. I find I'm not leaving the house until almost 9AM . . and usually that's only on the days my assistant is supposed to be in the office. I want to set a good example for her. But when I'm at the office, I'm not productive. I have lots of business in escrow, but most of it will close in the next month or so and besides a couple of 1/2 transactions and a couple other transactions that won't close until June/July, I don't have much going on. My assistant is bored out of her mind. I've been having her go through the InDesign classroom in a book so that when we DO have another listing, she'll be able to handle doing the flyers, postcards, etc. for it. I'm just stopped right now. I hate blaming everything on my coacahing call from two weeks ago, it's a cop out. So I just need to figure out whatever it is that's going to get me motivated to start doing the things I need to do.
I did start packing my office today at home. My office also happens to contain the closet that holds all of my clothes. The closet in the bedroom is too small for both Teri and I's clothes, so I moved all my clothes into the office closet. So yesterday all the boxes from onlinemovingboxes.com arrived. This morning I put together a wardrobe box and took all the clothes out of my closet that I'm not likely to need over the next 2 months (roughly 1/2 of my closet) and packed them into the wardrobe box. Then I assembled a normal box and started packing up some of the books from my office. I have a S***load of books! I have a full bookcase in my office, a full bookcase in the living room and the two "towers" next to our bed are full of books. I started weeding out some of the books I'm getting rid of. Old tech books that I'm not likely to need anytime soon. ColdFusion, Solaris, CCNA, MCSE, Windows NT Server 4 and IIS Server 4 books. These are all old technologies and part of my previous tech life. I'll take some of them into half price books, others will be recycled and yet others will be thrown away. My goal is to have most of my office at home packed up by the end of the weekend. I think I'll have the PODS delivered next week sometime and we can start loading it up with the boxes we have packed and the furniture that doesn't fit into the current house. That should get most of my garage back so I can continue some of my projects around the house.
I've been kicking around the gym in my head again lately. I need to make this my next habit. I've done well so far with the soda and the drive-thru in the morning that I'm ready for the next habit. I need to go 5 days a week. My goal for the phatboyz contest is to establish a workout routine at least 3 days a week by 3/31/06. Well I know that unless I do it every day, I'll enjoy the days off so much they will again become my habit. So I guess I put up with the pain of going to the "Y" in Puyallup for a couple of months until I move. Then I'll either have a home gym, OR I'll be much closer to the "Y" that it won't seem as much of a hassle to go in the morning. Besides, my parents will be up here in a couple of months and I REALLY don't want them kicking my butt on the golf course either. :-)
I stopped out at the house today . . . no progress in the last couple of days, which oddly is satisfying to me. Knowing it just pushes the closing date a little further back. :-) They'll still be taping and texturing the drywall this week. The electrician was out installing an outlet so the guys have something to plug their gear into while they're working. So it won't be long now. The builder did notice a bulge in one of the walls too, so he had them tear the sheetrock off the wall and get it straight before putting the sheetrock back on. I'm really impressed with our builder. He really has an eye for detail. I really am excited to move into the new house despite my worrying. I think I just have so much on my plate right now that I'm having trouble focusing on what's really important. There's just a couple of upgrades that we requested that should have been in by now that I'm a touch worried about. We requested a frosted glass window in the master bath that still hasn't arrived. Now that the siding is on, it'll be a big pain to replace that window. And we also ordered gas stubs in the kitchen for the stove, and one on the back patio for the BBQ. Those aren't in yet either. Now that it's sheetrocked, those too are going to be a pain. But everything else is getting done as requested. Still waiting to hear from the lighting lady on an issue too. But these are all normal things, so I'm not too worried . . . yet. :-)
Anyway, hope you're all having a good day . . . thanks for reading! Stop by soon. I'll be in a better mood, I promise.