Seven family members means a lot of birthdays. We’re celebrating another one today, because somebody is six! Yep, my frantic rush to the hospital, with the baby’s arrival 19 minutes after we pulled into the parking lot, was six years ago today. He continues to do things absolutely his own way.
I spent a lot of time this week making decisions about the new house. Plumbing and fixtures on Monday (there are so many kinds of toilets and faucets and sink shapes in the world!), tiles/counters on Tuesday, paint and wall paper Wednesday, cabinets on Thursday. I do enjoy learning about new things (such as kinds of slate shingles and snow guards…), even if the volume of decisions is overwhelming. I was out near Lancaster yesterday learning about such details as the “bead” and “panel” on cabinet doors, and seeing the differences between seemingly identical shades of white. This is where it really helps to be a satisficer (and to have good advisors). There aren’t going to be wrong decisions within the range suggested, so it’s really just about choosing between shades of right. At least that’s what I’m telling myself.
(Have you ever regretted a renovation decision?)
Not too much else to report. I took two kids to the pediatrician earlier this week, so now all five are current on their visits. We are thinking through high school course selection, which is certainly a milestone around here! I was a guest on a few cool podcasts and look forward to sharing those over the next few weeks. I set the schedule for the “real” version of the Tranquility by Tuesday survey project. I’ve been writing my productivity column for Medium. Please check out “10 Minutes on Friday That Will Make Your Monday 10 Times Easier” and “The First Question to Ask Yourself When You Sit Down to Work.”