Here’s what’s outstanding from earlier in the week: (I had forgotten the last two when I made this list, but did the vacuuming and couldn’t find it on the list, and searched til I tracked it down. I had dropped two items from Monday’s list, the last two just below.)
- Deal with mail
- Work on the wood piles (also on the to do list).
- Update grain storage: review/cull, clean containers, etc. A tiny piece of this was done as part of clearing the kitchen counter. Weds. 10 a.m.
- Prep for the Christmas ornaments I’m making. Started Friday 10:15, requires more work than I thought!
Finish the cull/storage of food from last week’s farm trip. Finished: onions and tomatoes Wednesday. Peppers and tomatillos finished Thursday a.m.
Vac. under the bed. Done Thursday 8:11 p.m.
- Dust the stained glass.
Of these, the most time-sensitive is dealing with the food. If I start a large batch of green salsa, that will take care of most of it. Three small bowls of tomatillos salted, first step for salsa as of 10:30 a.m.
The fastest will be do deal with the mail. There’s not a lot hanging around, as I tend to do it as soon as it comes in the door. What I do have is the backlog from days gone by. . . .
Here’s Thursdays’ new five, well four. (There’s a reason this isn’t a cheat, but I’m not going to explain just now.)
Clear/clean a dish cabinet shelf Friday 9:40 a.m.
Clear/clean a freezer shelf Done! 9:40 a.m.
- Work on the house notebook
Clear/clean a silverware tray or drawer Friday 9:50 a.m.
Hopefully, this will give me a chance to get maybe one more of the back items finished.
My experience earlier this week has affected how I designated today’s work. Instead of mandating that I clean the dish cabinet, I’ve limited it to one shelf. Same with the freezer and silverware trays/drawers. Hopefully, this will cut the chore time to the 15 minutes or less it’s supposed to be, instead of starting chores which require hours to finish, as I did at the beginning of the week!
That said, this is farm day. The farm is 1.75 hours away. The work there takes about 2 hours, and it’s 1.75 hours back. In other words, farm day from start to finish (the cloth bags I use are in the laundry now) takes about 8 hours: prepping, transportation, food gather and storage. And of course, none of it includes cleaning shelves, drawers or working on a notebook!
So, I expect to be even more behind, even with only 4 items to do tonight, because farm day wipes me out.
Other news: the book rack sold — hurrah! On the not so great side: they’re working on the street in front of the antique store, my sales will be accordingly much smaller — rats!