How long does it take?

A list of activities and how long it takes/took me to complete them. I expect to keep updating it with new activities, so that I can use it to plan my time, specially the weekends. It seems that I constantly underestimate how long things will take to complete, I plan to do far too many things for the time I have and I end up disappointed.

House maintenance

Oiling terrace deck: 3 minutes and 45 seconds per square meter. This is only the time it took to actually oil the boards with a brush. It took at least twice as long to clean it first.

Mowing the lawn (222 square meters): 21 minutes (5,68 seconds per square meter). Not including border clipping.

Everyday chores

Putting the kids to bed: 30 minutes. This does not include the time it may take to actually fall asleep.

Cooking a paella: at least 1 hour. The minimum time required including preparing all the ingredients. It would probably taste better if I had let the broth boil for at least 30 minutes more.

Letting some wood burn down to embers: 55 minutes. For grilling, obviously. I ran out of coal and could not buy more.


Last updated on August 18, 2020.