Do you write lists?
I am guilty! It's my attempt at staying organized.
My poor Bill has a list in front of him that is intended for the year. It was my 'gift list' to him .
I was kind. There are only 10 ' chores ' to do. There is no particular order, but I am hoping that at least a few of the
' to do's ' become reality. You need to understand that this man is a workaholic. He loves to stay busy. Now that he's retired, that's a bit easier than years past.
1. fix the kitchen problem...we get ice jams that have created a hole in my ceiling from leaks~~~major problem
2. finish wall in spare bedroom
3. replace bathroom floor, mop-board, window trim
5. baseboard trim in family room
6. paint basement floor
7. finish deck stain....(he ran out of stain, weather changed,
so it's now another yrs. job) We're so used to this.
8. finish roofing the house and hang gutters
9. hang patio swing under treehouse
10. extend garden #2 for raspberries & blackberries
11. purchase and put up new wire fencing around #1 and #2 gardens...with new gates....please?
As resourceful as what my guy is with his time, he should have no problem accomplishing these little/big projects with a little help from lil ol' me, right?
Of course there are my lists too.
I make ' to do ' lists for myself as well....all the time.
I have furniture to down-size, books to pass on as well as stacks of magazines. There are cabinets to rummage through and move 90% to the Hospital Auxillary Resale store, the Christian Mission and St. Vinnies.
The closets....oh, dear, that's going to take forever.
I intend to move what has not been used in the last couple of years. WHY does a person keep so much? I need to adapt the habit I ' used to ' have. ' Out ' with as many things as I carried ' in ' from shopping and garage sales. It kept the clutter in control. I am on a mission to reclaim my home from all the congestion.
There will be walls to wash and wood to give a good cleaning with Murphy's Oil Soap so it can breathe again.
There is painting to do. Anyone want to help?
When, and there will be a ' when,' the snow melts and the ground can be worked, there will be flower bulbs to dig and new flower beds to place them in. I know the iris will not stand the foot traffic from treehouse dwellers, so they need to be divided and moved out of their space.
Did I mention the file cabinets? I'm still working on those.
So, you see, I have been making lists in my mind, on paper and here, as testament to what needs to be done.
Some of these should keep me quite busy for awhile.
First thing in my day, groceries.
I best not forget my ' list.'
Have a productive, happy week.
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