June 23rd, 2008


Facade Help Call

For those of you who were interested in helping out with facade and construction-y stuff, there are a couple of projects happening:
First, the mainstage facade has been expanded and Frost is doing the primary construction. The best of my knowledge at this point is that he will have need of painting starting Tuesday & Wednedsay, but I'm still waiting for specific confirmation. His location is at Footcandles in downtown Minneapolis:

401 Royalston Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55405-1536

The entrance to this shop is located near the back loading dock to STARK ELECTRONICS, which shares the same address. Park anywhere in the rear parking lot. We will be using Loading Bay 1 (has a black and white "Footcandles" sign on the garage door). Enter through the adjacent man-door.
- Monday (23rd): 8am - 7pm (cutting wood & metal)
- Tuesday (24th): 8am - late night (cutting wood & metal)
- Wednesday (25th): 1pm - late night (flat painting)
- Thursday (26th): 8am - late night (detail painting)
- Friday (27th): 8am - late night
- Saturday(28th): TBD
- Sunday(29th): 8am - late night
- Monday(30th): 8am - late night

The second big project is making rope & stanchion dividers. This is happening at my house.
3632 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis MN 55409
6l2.822.8o45 (home)
6l2.2ol.2497 (cell) (text capable)

At this point, what I have left for help is primarily painting and assembling the stanchions, cutting rope and sealing the ends, and screwing in hooks and eyes. My availability is after 7:00 all nights this week, and I'm hoping solidly all this weekend.
- Monday (23rd): 7pm - 10 pm (some cutting and drilling)
- Tuesday (24th): 7pm - 10 pm
- Wednesday (25th): 7pm - 10 pm
- Thursday (26th): 7pm - 10 pm
- Friday (27th): 7pm - 10 pm
- Saturday(28th): 11 am - 10 pm
- Sunday(29th): TBD
- Monday(30th): TBD
If you're looking to help, please let me know where you'd rather go and when so I can plan out as much in advance as I can.

e-mail is magicmarmotstudios at yahoo dot com

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Having a tough day today. Feeling like I'm unable to meet the demands placed on my time, unable to ask for help, stymied at every turn.

And I'm so very not. It's just a feeling, not a real-ing.

It is a bit of a crumpy day, things are not going smoothly and I am tired beyond the point where I should be. Tonight after work I need to take the pooch out for walkies and do some work on the stanchions, but I'm gonna try to get to bed early if I can. My uber-plan is to get the last of the stuff that needs to be cut and drilled cut and drilled by the end of the night (except for the ropes), and if I have the gumption, get the wood bases sealed.

I'm down to baby-step mode today. Small bits, one at a time. Head down, move forward, don't try and assimilate the entire thing.

Something in the meta-world of project management for me to consider is that I do have days when the big picture and planning stuff is visible and heartily embraced. I should take advantage of those days for task breakdowns and planning so when I get to the baby-step days, there are clear, easily digestible bits to handle.