I was planning to have the greenhouse done mid-October, but it may not be done before January.
First, scope creep. Here is how my plan grew:
Second, I had other major projects going on. You may recall we has our floor replaced almost a year ago to this day. We then replaced the interior doors and I never finished putting up all the new trim and baseboards, which I am making myself. We are also rebuilding our inside staircase.
In hindsight, I had no business tackling the greenhouse this year.
Ironically, I have already invested long hours and close to $2,000 dollars into the greenhouse/shed and all I have is a partial skeleton and a big pile of lumber in my driveway. Despite all the resources, I have no functional greenhouse and am worse off now than I was before.
This happens in organizations too. We see a need and begin a BIG change project. In doing so, we begin to neglect the other BIG change projects that we already had going, so they languish. In the end, we may have some improvements, but we also have a lot of wasted resources and burned-out people.
Please be a wiser leader than me. Embrace small change.