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Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year 2012

Happy New Year 2012! I said to Harry this morning, now we can say NEXT year we will become fulltimers! Yeah, I know we’re really only one day closer, but it sure sounds good. Open-mouthed smile

This morning we checked out one of our gifts from yesterday. My mom and stepdad gave us a griddle for our Weber Q.



Now we are all set for breakfast this year when we are out with the fiver!

(And Harry looks real sharp in the red polartec vest which was another one of his gifts.)


OK, so you must have known this was coming…no first blog post for a year would be complete without the ever-present TO DO LIST. But this one is a little different – this is our last major list of stuff that we want to do with the house. By the end of the year, we will be ready for the house to go on sale. All of our improvements will be done, the place will be completely empty of extraneous stuff, and we will be ready for the next step! So without further ado, here is the 2012 TO DO LIST.

  • Stain the sliding glass door to the deck
  • paint the downstairs office
  • clean out basement
  • wash basement floor and walls
  • replace downstairs sink faucet
  • replace downstairs bathroom floor
  • paint the downstairs bathroom
  • paint garage to kitchen stairs
  • dismantle shed
  • empty above garage storage area
  • rent dumpster (and fill!)

We also have some fun plans for the year…but that’s for another blog post!

Have a great day everyone!!


  1. sure would be nice to say one more year!!..good for you two for getting down the wire and your list is not looking too bad!!!..have fun with it in 2012..the time is going to fly on by!!

  2. Ya know..that list isn't too long! If 2012 flys by like 2011 did....:)

  3. Hope you have a great New Year, once all the chores are done and the house is sold you will be ready for your adventure (and tired by the sounds of it!).
    All that great work will mean a quick sale for sure!

    Happy 2012!

  4. Looks like you have a busy 2012 planned. The year will fly by.

  5. Happy New Year! You guys are so fortunate to be doing all of this stuff in advance. I was rushed because I was taking care of others, and I still have a few boxes under the bed in the RV that need to be sorted, I will probably donate most of it.

  6. "Next year"....wow that does have a nice sound now doesn't it??? Time seems to be flying by so I expect 2012 to fly like 2011. The plan is coming together for you guys!!

    Happy New Year!!

  7. It will be here before you know it! Have a wonderful 2012, and keep getting things done...you're an inspiration!