Monday, September 13, 2010

One Step Forward, a Little Bit Back

For more than a year, I've been meaning to get my furnace serviced. It had been five years since the last service. While I don't think it really needs to be done each year, 5 years is a long time. But I HATE having people in my home, plus my basement was grim. Last night, I did a basic clean of the basement. It's still a cluttered mess, but not humiliatingly so.

And today I called and made an appointment for the furnace service. Great news, but what's the "little bit back"? Well, I called to get an appointment for today, because it's sunny, and I wanted it DONE. The better "fighting OCD" approach would have been to wait until a rainy week, or to call and get an appointment a week out, so I'd have to worry about it.

But given how long I'd put this off, I'm pleased I did it. I also let the guy clomp through my whole house, instead of directing him to the side door as I often do. I'm feeling a bit icked out, but I know it will pass.


  1. I feel the same way about having people in my house! I had to have the carpet replaced in my bedroom and the guys who were installing it were walking all over it and touching it of course. Its tough to let someone into your home (your safe place!) but your right, it will pass and you will be stronger!

  2. Yay for cleaning out a space. :) And congrats on letting the guy meander through your house. :)

  3. I don't see a backslide. I think you rocked, Ann! I am a huge procrastinator. Whenever I finally do something, I feel such relief. It bewilders me why I avoid. But then I do again. "Progress not Perfection", we say in 12 step. Great job.