“It’s almost too much and I’m feeling overwhelmed,” moans Sarah.
“One bite of the elephant at a time,” quotes Josh. Sarah frowns. “What, exactly, does that mean? We have a lot to do. It’s one of the times to clean the gutters, paint, etc.” Josh turns to look at her. “It means when you have a lot to do, instead of looking at it as a whole list, just look at it as one thing to do at a time.”
Sarah slowly breathes in and out. “Ok, I think that’s helping, thank you. Ok, if we’re going to paint our house exterior we need to know a few things. We need to know the best time to paint a house exterior. Also, we need to know about exterior painting after rain, the best exterior painting temperatures, and if we really need to push it, exterior painting in cold weather.”
Josh breathes out loudly. “Wow, that’s one big elephant haha. Ok, let’s look that stuff up. Also, how about when to start planning or when to call a painting contractor?”
“Great thinking!” says Sarah happily. “This way we’ll have all of our bases covered. Our house is going to get a brand new look this year! Let’s look up this stuff on Google, one part at a time.”
Here’s what the couple discovers: