Last night I stayed up late wiring recessed lighting for the kitchen. I wanted to complete the wiring so that the suspended panel job could move forward in the morning. Once the suspended panels are done, my real burning passion is to get the pine flooring down, sanded and varnished. This will get the whole place one giant step closer to being liveable. The top floor is done and now furniture can find it’s place. Finish mouldings can be installed without moving too much stuff around, so I am thinking that it can be done over the winter with weekend puttering and cutting in the basement. The kitchen counter will be the next big project along with the base cabinets. I will likely do the upper cabinets in pieces although the cabinet above the stove will have to be done before the base cabinets just to get the microwave out of the way. It is like a set of dominos. In most cases, one part is dependent on another part. When it comes to plumbing, wiring and finishing, this is a reality that cannot be overlooked. Planning and forethought are absolutely necessary. I guess that is often why I lose sleep thinking about what comes next and how I will do it. Add to this the daily problem solving in my work environment and suddenly there are many unresolved puzzles and projects. Staying awake becomes a bit of a heath issue. We all need sleep. A restful eight hours each night would likely make Teddy a happy boy. Getting the pattern down and sticking with it is not so easy when there seem to be so many things to do. It seems that by the time I realize I can’t function any more, it is well after midnight and the pattern has already been messed up. Getting under the covers when the sun goes down would be a little more logical. If I was living out of my canoe, the dependence on artificial light could go away and the sun would manage circadian rhythms. In the meantime, there are things to be done. The sun is shining and things are warming up out there. I hope to have the rest of the ceiling panels cut and in place today and the dining floor area prepared for pine. This is my goal.