Happy, happy Friday! Now that school’s out Fridays don’t seem as glamorous, nor do the bring they satisfactory relief of having finished off another week. But still, Happy Friday. Our home repair/ to-do list has been growing at an alarming rate during the past year. Some of tasks include:
Replacing the leaded glass in our front door or replacing the entire door.
Mending and cleaning our living room furniture… again.
Replacing broken or missing handles in the kitchen and bathroom
Cleaning skylights and painting the living room/dining room
Replacing A2’s door, which I tried to unsuccessfully paint. The varnish proved nigh on impossible to sand or strip off because of the grooves in the door.
Cutting down the dead tree and weeding my “garden” so that my annual plants can be seen again.
Starting the weed eater and finishing the edges sometime this summer. I’ve never been able to get the weed eater started unless someone else has started it first. It’s the same way with our push mower.
Pressure wash the green slime off of the decks and replace the nails with screws where the boards are lifting up.
Many of the tasks I could do myself, but I’ve been procrastinating because I know that they’ll turn into major projects. But alas, the time has come to take action. My goal is to complete at least one (maybe two) of these tasks each week over the summer. There are other chores too, but this is a good starting place. By listing them out here I hope that I’ll be reminded/shamed into doing them. For those jobs I can’t do then I need to get some estimates. Is there anybody who will work for cookies or handknits? Nah, didn’t think so.
Today I’m off to Home Depot with list in hand and kids in tow. Definitely not a day to skip taking my Prozac. Cheers!