Daily Brief (Jan. 16, 2020)


My work to clean the office was very productive and ended up take much of my available time.  With family visiting (and using the office) I was not able to finish everything I wanted to.  The task expanded quite a bit, as I got into it.  I decided to remove my sit-stand desktop because I don’t spend as much time at the computer as I once did, and I have never really liked how much room it takes up.  There was always a lot of dust and the textured surface is really hard to keep clean.  I think that if I ever try a sit-stand desk, I will go with an adjustable-height desk rather than a separate unit.

I did enjoy my time with family.  One of the reasons I live in Oregon is to be close to them.  Sometimes I think about moving but, honestly, I don’t know where I would go.  I doubt many people get to the end of their life and say, “I wish I’d spent less time with family and worked more!”


Today, I’m going to spend quite a bit more time cleaning up the office and going through the stuff that seams to accumulate with our modern lives.  It feels so nice to sit at a clean and organized desk, devoid of clutter.  That said, I feel surrounded by detritus and now I feel an urge to attack it all!

I believe that preparation is key to success and taking time now to declutter my world is going to make the next few years a lot easier.  I am going to be busier than I have at any other point in my life.  I’m going to have to be able to adapt quickly and the less stuff around me, the better.  I also need to figure out where everything that remains is going to go.

This is going to take several weeks to complete.  A couple hours per day and I should be able to get a hand on it!

Big 3 (2)

  • Declutter (Going through office clutter and old paperwork)
  • Exercise (Treadmill)

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