So here's a thing that periodically really sorta screws me over: I don't feel like I'm making progress on tasks if I can't complete tasks. And if I have to do prep before I could complete them, and I have good reasons to do the prep in advance, then I spend a while doing things that consume effort, but no tasks actually get done, and I am just so annoyed by that. I have too many tasks that are Pending right now, and pending tasks consume some of my available executive function just by existing, even when there's nothing at all I can do about them. So, for instance, I have some reason (long-since forgotten) for which it is of crucial importance that I successfully upgrade Jesse's laptop at some point. But I can't do it until there's a time when I'm free and he doesn't need his laptop for several hours and one of us thinks of it, so there's a laptop sitting on my desk waiting for me to copy his files to it, as there has been for several days. I have a broken iphone that I think I can fix if I can identify the correct part to replace, so I've ordered a part which might show up within the next week, so there's a non-working iphone and some specialized tools sitting on my desk waiting for that part to show up so I can try that. I have a couple of books to mail to an author for signing, but I need to find out details for one of the inscriptions, so I have a box containing two books and an address sitting around waiting for me to successfully get that data. And so on. And so forth. And it's just really frustrating that I can't actually cause any of these tasks to be done.