of fact, I do not know anyone who could make that claim. Yet over the past week I
was able to publish my first website, and this weekend I made my first two
videos, both of which can be seen here by clicking the Video banner. The point
I am wanting to make with this posting is that just because we have not done
something before, and we might be apprehensive about giving it a try, sometimes it
pays off to just jump in and do it.
This applies to building a model railroad as well. I suspect nearly all of us know
someone who has been planning to build a railroad and for some reason they just
never get it off the ground. If you don't know someone who is a procrastinator,
let me introduce myself. However, there is a "little procrastinator" in all of us.
Heck, I've been working on my railroad for eight years this month
and at the former rate of progress I've got at least another eight years of work
to do, but that is not the point I am trying to make. The point I am trying to
make is that sometimes you (I) just have to get up off the couch, take my plans,
then and just jump in and do it.
There are, of course, some folks who just enjoy the planning process, who create
great plans/designs and garner satisfaction from doing just that. I am not really one
of those persons though, in fact, I like to think of myself as a man of action, with a capital
"A" if you will. Well, I'm not really that either, but what I am, at least sometimes, is
someone who is willing to step off and work to get something done. This past week
reminded me just how satisfying it is to step out there and do something that I really was
not so sure I could successfully do.
With regard to my railroad, the MARS, it is a big undertaking. It is a lot of fun to
build and operate, but sometimes it really is hard work. At least my knees and back think
so when I am crawling around under the benchwork, stringing wire, and making electrical
hook-ups. The same with painting and ballasting track, but they're things that I believe
need to be done. The point here again is if I had not gotten off the couch and dug into the
work that needed to be done, I would not have been able to experience this...