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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ever Evolving “To Do” List

At the beginning of this year, Harry and I developed a list of items we hoped to finish up this year. We have accomplished almost everything on our list, plus some things that we didn’t think we would have the time to do. Since we bought the truck and fiver this year, it has been pretty easy to stay motivated. Our timeline is starting to compress somewhat. Believe it or not, we only have 15 months left until we put our house on the market! That may sound like a lot of time, but when we look at what we have accomplished in the past 9 months, and then think about what we still want to do, we realize that it’s not tons of time after all. SO….we recently revamped our list into what we believe is a pretty final list of what we want to accomplish and when we hope to get to everything.

We received a coupon the other day in the mail from Home Depot – 12 months, 0% interest for purchases over $299. LOL We haven’t purchased from them for a couple months and they are missing us! Winking smile The coupon is good until the end of October. So in late October we are going to buy the last few things we need for the house – 2 sets of flooring for the bathroom floors, a new lighting fixture for the kitchen, and a new faucet/shower set for the downstairs bathroom. That’s it! The last bit of updating we plan to do in the house.

These are the things we still hope to get accomplished around here before the end of December:

  • paint the downstairs bedroom and closet
  • stain the trim on the sliding glass door
  • paint the downstairs office
  • replace the upstairs bathroom floor
  • replace the upstairs bathroom vanity and mirror (already purchased)
  • paint the upstairs bathroom
  • finish the sorting in the office downstairs

That is a lot to do by the end of the year. But, we think it is doable, and leaves a manageable number of things on the list for next year. We have tried to leave less to do next year, since we would like to be able to use our fiver more often next year for shorter trips in the area. Driveway camping has been fun this summer, but it’s not as good as the real thing! Open-mouthed smile


  1. your to do list doesn't seem to be that bad!..good for you..it will be all done in no time flat and then you can sit back and relax!!..and take the fiver out on the road~~

  2. I think the paper sorting is the hardest thing on the list, I do a little everyday, but the pile doesn't look like its shrinking.

  3. I do well with "to do" lists. Craig does not. He will only think about a small next step. That is why I gave up on the idea of ever getting out of here.

    I really don't know why we bought an RV. I can't see going anywhere.