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Daily Coping 13 Oct 2021

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I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.

Today’s tip is to start with the most important thing on your to-do list.

I’m in the UK today, so my to do list is what the company needs. However, I am actually writing this before I leave, thinking about fall life in Colorado.

As winter approaches, we have a lot of things that need to get completed before the ground freezes and weather gets bad. It’s not often really bad, but it is more difficult to work during the short days, in chilly weather, and with other commitments. My current list is, in no order:

  • get the pastures cut (mowed)
  • blow out sprinklers
  • use or drain gas in mowers
  • clean out the shed to get a mower in for the winter
  • recharge/replace the generator battery for the house
  • rebuild the generator shed for the riding arena
  • paint some spots on the house
  • paint the master bathroom
  • do some maintenance on the BMW
  • change the Chevy oil
  • Change oil in the UTV and ATV on the ranch

There are probably a few other things I’ve forgotten, but these are the main ones. I’ve slowly masked and painted a little some nights, and I’ve been trying to work on the pastures. The recommendation from the state agriculture board is cut early in spring or late in fall. I missed spring, so I started in September mowing. That’s about 40 hours of work.

However, one thing I need to get done at the top of the list is close the sprinklers for the winter. It’s been warm in CO, so I haven’t been worried, but with a trip overseas, I can’t leave this. I went out and bought a air connector for the new pressure valve this weekend and then blew out the lines.

One thing to cross off for winter.

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