And doing those little bits has a way of warding off frustration too. Case in point:
My busy time of year at work is finally over, but basement time is still hard to come by. Too many things got deferred while I was working late hours, and this week and next week will be busy with a 20th anniversary, a long weekend trip away, and parents visiting from way down south. All good things, to be sure, but not compatible with lots of time on the layout.
So last night I figured I'd head downstairs "for just 5 minutes or so" to see what I could accomplish. Here's what I saw...
|Remnants of winter training - the physical kind, rather than the railroad kind - needed to be picked up and stored away.|
|The under-the-staging-yard area had become a dumping ground of miscellany - especially bad since the cardboard boxes tend to soak up any basement weeping that occasionally happens in that corner.|
|More winter training remnants - this shelf held my iPad for watching TrainMastersTV during workouts|
|It's already looking better! Those L-girders on the wall will support East Haddam, eventually.|
|Much nicer and makes it much easier to move around under there.|
|The turnback curve between East Haddam and Deep River will be there in the corner.|
So, whatever you do, don't make the mistake of thinking you don't have enough time for your layout. True, you may not have the luxury of hours at a time, but even few minutes can make a huge difference if you put enough of them together.