Monday, January 17, 2022

How did I do?

Already halfway through January and my first post of the year. Fortunately, Chris has had time for some work on the layout posts on his blog. As things settle down in my schedule I should be able to get back to regular posts too.

So what did I plan last year?

I definitely met my first goal - a post every month. I ended up with way more posts than any prior year, a total of 134. Until October I was very consistent with three posts/week. I'm not sure I'll match that this year, but I think overall a weekly post should be feasible once I get back to regular work on the layout.

I'm also making a lot of progress on the new web page. The deadline was January 22, but it looks like Google has extended it again, until July. In addition to working on the web page, I've been working on a clinic for the RS-2 build, so those have both taken time away from blogging.

On the other hand, I've completed almost nothing of my list itself:

  • Trackwork - almost done.
  • Feeders - lots to do.
  • Swing bridge - it's built (thanks to help from Dick) but I have to lay track.
  • Coal Trestles - not even started.
  • Ballast/ground cover - have to finish track/feeders first.
  • Paint/Weather rail - ditto.
  • Line Poles - nope.
  • Signs - nope.
  • Roads - still nope.
  • Layout lighting - that's done.
  • Drop ceiling - also done.
  • Cabooses - nope.
  • One years' worth of motive power - no.
  • Passenger cars - no again.
  • Waybills - no.
  • ProtoThrottles - I keep postponing those too.

Despite all of the work on the layout last year, and all the blog posts, it seems like I finished almost nothing. Of course, looking through the posts I can see that's not true, but I wasn't very good at staying on task for the things I said I wanted to get done. So I think I need to go through this list again and reprioritize, perhaps.

Time to see what 2022 has in store.

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