Well we demolished the bathroom closet. It was a floor to ceiling closet, but located in such a way that its door and the bathroom door could bang into each other in the doorway. There is also a cabinet door and a drawer which open into or block the door way.
We bought a fawncy bath vanity at the Habitat Re-Store. But, it won’t work as a replacement for our current vanity. However, it has more storage than the vanity we’ve got. So?
We demo’ed the closet to put the new vanity (without a sink) into the closet space as useful storage. Removed the closet door. Vanity is in the closet “niche” which was primed and painted, first. Feb. 10
We have talked about for years putting in a pedestal sink or wall-mounted sink because of the space crunch in the room. That’s likely what we’ll do, because the vanity as built-in storage solves the biggest problem with that idea: loss of storage.
We haven’t decided what sink we’ll get or what we’re going to do with the floor (which will have to be redone), and so:
vanity cabinet will get a temporary plywood top [We bought a fancy piece of limestone for the top.]
while we figure out the rest of the closet configuration [We know what we want, the vanity’s top is higher than we expected, so it may change?]
…and then the sink, mirror and then the floor. I’d love to nuke the bath/shower too, but that’s another whole order of magnitude money wise. What we’ve bit off we can do in chunks. A tub/shower tear out and replacement isn’t a small chunk….
That’s what’s going on here!
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- Strip the bed and wash the sheets.Top sheet done Mon. 1/22.
- Cull/organize the computer label stock.
- (fill in).
Go through another box. Tues. 1/23 2:00 p.m.
Research mini greenhouses. Sunday 9:50 p.m.
- (fill in).
Get rid of the milk bottles. Monday, finally got the 2 to the state capital I’d had bagged up to go for over a month!
Rather than put up lists and get behind, I’m NOT putting up a new “to do” list until the old list is complete.
I have 2 items outstanding on Thursday’s list:
Clean the inside of a closet. Sat. 8:00 a.m., bathroom closet
Go through a new box. Sat 11:15 a.m.
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Here’s what remains of the old lists. These are going to be used as “fill ins” when appropriate, or if I just get them done, they’ll be noted.
My plan is to start anew, Monday 1/8, and see if I can’t get this idea to work the way it is supposed to, that is, NOT have lingering chores, for months. The malingering list indicates to me that the tasks were too intensive, too time consuming, or ?. As I’ve said before, the idea is that the tasks are short, simple things to do, not involved or complex.
Here’s the outstanding backlog. If I eliminate a task, I’ll note why or if I complete it, I’ll do the usual line-through and date.
Make up/try the Naval Academy brass polish. Down to one container 12/7/17, when that is low/out, I will make up the Naval Academy polish, if I can find the recipe again!
Wash the net curtains. First pair pulled from over the dry stores 4:30. Washed Tues. 10/24 a.m.
One pair to go. Two pairs to go.
Cull books from one “holding pattern” bookcases. Either they’re out or they stay!, in process Thurs. a.m. (I did the 1st shelf.)
Put family photos in the album. Can’t be done. Photos located, album missing!
Clean off DH’s desk. This is going to be delayed until he and I catch up. I pulled everything from the top drawer on his side of the dresser, we’re still going through all of that.
6/35 or 17.1%
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