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January 23, 2006

the big list

I guess I probably do this, or something like it, every year: I outline a list of things I need to do with the house.

I don't usually get much of it done, but it's good to know what's on the list.

In no particular order, here's the list for 2006:

- estimates on waterproofing
- clear, clean & organize small room
- improve lighting and electrical outlets
- replace windows and door
- refinish floor
- paint walls

back yard
- remove walnuts, sticks and other hazards
- repair back fence
- vegetable garden
- removing bulbs
- tilling the soil
- planting
- remove trash furniture
- get gas grill working
- lay pavers
- mulch and plant along hollies
- hire trosa for maintenance
- clean or re-paint railing
- replace caps on railing

side yard
- paint side door
- trim overhanging bushes
- dispose of old firewood
- clear all leaves and other debris
- fix gate
- refinish concrete stoop
- replace globe on light

house exterior
- have trim painted
- fix gutter
- have gutters cleaned

house interior
- estimates on kitchen reno
- estimates on floor refinishing
- paint hallway
- clear back bedroom
- paint back bedroom
- kitchen chairs
- kitchen curtains
- window treatments in living room
- new range
- window treatments in bedroom
- insteall pedestal sink in bath
- have plasterer look at ceiling in hall
- improve attic insulation
- estimates on blown-in insulation
- refinish old doors
- replace weatherstripping around exterior doors

Posted by lisa at January 23, 2006 03:44 PM


yikes. intimidating!

Posted by: xta on January 24, 2006 09:25 AM

you know, it doesn't bother me that much now. for the first few years it did, but i've gotten used to the idea that it takes time for these issues to start to matter.

the basement water issues were something i really wanted to deal with last year, and didn't, so i especially want to deal with them this year. same with getting the wood trim on the house painted.

the rest of it isn't urgent in the same way.

Posted by: lisa on January 24, 2006 12:09 PM

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