2023 New Year’s Resolutions for the 924S944.com Gang

Christmas 2022 is in the rear-view mirror, and the dreaded New Year’s Resolution Season is in full swing.  We here at 924S944.com decided to do the whole resolution thing scientifically, and suggest that you try it.  (No guarantees here.  Just a suggestion for success.) We don’t know if this will work, but nothing much as worked in the past so here goes nothing.

Look back at 2022 and figure out what it is that you need to do better in the coming year.  Then pattern your resolutions to do better.  However, remember to leave yourself a little wiggle room in case things don’t quite go as planned.

  1. Get rid of some of the parts cars that we have.  We have too many, and we need to strip what we need and get rid of the rest.  The problem has been that we cannot know exactly what we will need, so the process of getting rid of these is difficult.  (Wiggle room:  the word SOME.)
  2. Slow down on buying parts cars.  We can’t resolve to STOP buying parts cars.  But slowing the pace is something that we can possibly do.  (Wiggle room:  the term SLOW DOWN.)
  3. Work towards getting better organized and free up floor space in the shop.  We have done well so far but can do better.  How much time is wasted looking for something that we cannot find?  This includes finishing the “loft” for additional organized storage.  (Wiggle room:  the term WORK TOWARDS.)
  4. Look at installing climate control/AC in the shop.  Won’t make it cool, but reduce humidity in the summer.  (Wiggle room:  the term LOOK AT.)
  5. Try your best to stick to “Project Priority” list. Getting projects in order and sticking to it can be a problem, but we can do better.  (Wiggle room:  the term TRY YOUR BEST.)
  6. Try to go to more Porsche (and non-Porsche) events with our cars.  No explanation needed.  (Wiggle room:  the term TRY TO GO.)
  7. Finally, relax more.  Stress is a killer so reducing stress is a health item.  Take more time to relax and recuperate.  Spend more time with family, including the best wife a guy could ever have.  (No wiggle room here.  JUST DO IT.)

Well, that’s it.  Notice that there is nothing in here about losing weight, drinking more water, saving money, exercising more or being nicer to the in-laws.  No reason to torpedo the list before it get’s started!

At the end of 2020, the sentiment was that we were glad to get 2020 over with and start 2021 because 2021 HAD to be better than 2020.  Now in 2022 it seems like we are a little scared of what 2023 may hold for us.  Don’t be afraid – stand up tall, face whatever 2023 holds for us and when things get a little stressful, take the Porsche for a little ride and then take a nap.  Works for us here.

Here is another idea for those of us who are getting a little up in years and find it difficult to celebrate the dawn of the New Year at midnight local time – a German Restaurant in Sanford (FL) is having a New Year’s celebration, but they will be welcoming the new year in at the same time as our German friends – which is 6 pm Eastern Standard Time.  So on December 31 at 6 pm, it will be Happy New Year in Stuttgart.  Great idea!

Have a happy, safe and productive New Year from all of us at 924S944.com!

Author: Kevin Duffy, 924S944.com LLC, DeLand, FL

After retiring from a career in Law Enforcement, Kevin Duffy turned his attention to one of his passions, Porsche 944's and 924S's. He owns 924S944.com LLC in DeLand, FL, rescuing and restoring forgotten Porsches, bringing them back to a useful life. He is especially interested in the rare-but-beautiful 924S Special Edition. He can be found at Porsche Club events, including track days, tours and shows, as well as other car-focused events around the southeastern United States.

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