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Old 05-04-2011, 01:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Someone on the internets thought it would be a good idea to make a public database of all the public databases available on the internets... I'm fairly certain it turned out to be a gross waste of time and resources.

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Old 05-04-2011, 02:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My friend who has no trouble completing projects is unmarried and keeps his beer fridge in the garage. I'm not claiming those facts are related but the evidence is strong

Of course all of us who do not have enough time to effectively complete our projects...

...seem to have enough time to tap about not having time to complete them on Ecomodder.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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1. Do you work on the same project until finished, or jump from one to the next?

I used to have multiple projects going at one time but because I wanted to get done with my biggest project, I have stopped working on all but one. I have two major projects that I am planning, and a few more ideas.

My current project: Cruising Sailor • View topic - Whaleback microcruiser project

2. Having a lot of projects usually means having too many cars, bikes, engines, etc. Do you find yourself hoarding parts? Things you may never use again, but it's to good to recycle?

I have so many parts in my garage that I can often build small projects by scrounging stuff from the pile. Right now I have way too much scrap wood, but as soon as I finish my boat, I am burning or dumping most of the scrap. If I dump it now, I will probably throw away something I need. My garage is now to the point that I can't walk around in it without stepping on things and climbing around things, and I can't find anything without moving piles of other things. It is very upsetting.

3. Are your projects and garage organized or scattered?

The mark of intelligence is one's ability to manage chaos.

4. Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of things needing fixed? Or are the projects something you look forward to working on?

Right now I have laser focus on getting my boat done, so I am taking that one day at a time. Cleaning up the garage is a dark cloud hanging over the future when the boat gets done.

5. Once you complete a project do you look to get another shortly after completion? Or drive and use the completed project for a while before moving on to the next?

I am a builder. I tend to build something and use it some, but then build something else. Unfortunately I am not very good at selling what I build. If I could do that, I would be much happier.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The inside of my head looks much like the inside of my garage: utter chaos.
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You should convert this into a poll (but add "none of the above").

I have piles of projects in various states of unfinishedness. Slot cars, house projects, car-MPG projects, inventions for ASOTV impulse-buys, crazy solutions to life stuff. Some projects are just collections of the materials and a few thoughts in my head.

I like doing the projects but I am exhausted from too much life stuff these days, so the projects always get short shrift, fall by the wayside, and gather dust. I'll bet I have 1980's dust on some of my projects.

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...uh, isn't a "to do" list somewhat similar to a "doo-doo" list?
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I have two ongoing projects that I seldom seem to stay ahead on: cleaning the garage, and cleaning the workshop. Sometimes I get them organized, and sometimes I throw out old parts, but the amount of parts I have never gets smaller.

4. Lately, the boss has been dictating what projects I work on during the day. I've found his projects quite satisfying so far, so progress on personal projects has slowed. To answer the question, I only make schedules or lists for the urgent projects, and I kill those off quickly. For less urgent projects, I spend more time looking forward to them than working on them.

5. I've never run out of projects. Before I finish one (which has happened!), I will have picked up more than one to replace it.
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1. Jump around from one project to the next. Get something to at least work, finish off later. Still working on the later part. Projects get fixed in order of importance, cost, time to complet and the wife factor. How much nagging will I hear from her for working on my stuff instead of working on hers. I'm just sayin'....

2. Used to hoard anything that was still usable. Slowly been getting rid of anything that's no longer of use. Why keep parts for cars I no longer own?

3. Hopefully exorcised some demons here recently. Did a massive 2 day garage cleaning. Re-organized, disposed of items I'd never use again, complete spring cleaning. Cars are stacked like dominos. Easy to get to any one without moving them all.

4. At home and in the garage the projects and fixes never seem that bad. They can be fixed and I'll do the repairs. Occationally have a friend to help on the cars. Fixing one of the cars is thereaputic. Work is overwhelming. 25 patients and 1 nurse.

5. It's so hard to pass up on a good deal ya know? But, before making that next purchase, there are a few things I consider. Initial cost to purchase, cost to fix, time to fix, availability of the parts and most importantly how much can be made when selling. Rarely ever sell a car (or anything) for less than I bought it for. Fix one, sell another. Hundreds and hundreds of cars. Buy 2 sell 1, buy 2 sell 1, help stop the madness!
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1. Do you work on the same project until finished, or jump from one to the next?

2. Having a lot of projects usually means having to many cars, bikes, engines, etc. Do you find yourself hoarding parts? Things you may never use again, but it's to good to recycle?

3. Are your projects and garage organized or scattered?

4. Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of things needing fixed? Or are the projects something you look forward to working on?

5. Once you complete a project do you look to get another shortly after completion? Or drive and use the completed project for a while before moving on to the next?

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The inside of my head looks much like the inside of my garage: utter chaos.
A tidy garage is the product of an empty mind...
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GF has threatened on numerous occasions to call up the "Hoarders" TV show on me... that fellow here on EM that advertised his Metro with all the spare engines really caused me to salivate but I already have an entire lifetime of projects to complete even if zero new ones are added... :roll:

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