You know how when you put something off it becomes harder and harder to do, even if it's a little piddly thing that will take 5 minutes or a medium-piddly thing* that will take an hour?
I've been working through a batch of those this week. I hoped that as I started knocking them off, it would get easier to do the remaining ones, as the total guilt load diminished.
Not so much. It appears that a Thing is a Thing Unto Itself, whether or not it has company.
*not to be confused with cat-things, though some of them are piddly, too. We hope antibiotics will take care of that.