I haven’t made up my 6 list today. But here’s what I’ve done this morning:
- Washed dishes
- Washed rags
- Swept the hearth, entry, living room, and hall.
- Polished the fire screen.
- Depilled my muffler. (wonderfully soft/fuzzy, wants to pill!)
- “Mopped” the hearth. (Spray bottle and rag on my knees, no mop.)
- Gotten down a block of soap to be cut into bars.
- Went through a stack of mail, cull/shred/file.
It’s 10:15 a.m., I think this counts!!!
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Tagged bulk soap to bars, daily sweep, depilling wool, dish & rag maintenance, fireplace screen polishing, going through the accumulated bills & other paperwork
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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Tagged bath redo, bath rehab, better storage, organization, upgrade
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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Tagged 6-5 list, backlog, Friday's five, Thursday's Five
- Clean the inside of a closet.
- Go through a new box.
Clean off the dining room table. 1:30 p.m.
Clear the clean clothes off the washer/dryer. done sometime before dinner, Thurs 1/11.
Put tags on the for sale items. Fri. a.m.
Clean out the “accessory box” for the wood stove.9:00 p.m.
Remove expired coupons from the binder. 9:40 p.m.
Clean the hair brushes which need it. (Most won’t.)7:30 p.m.
Straighten the medicine cabinet. 9:30 p.m.
Research more books to go out. (Two were donated today; 5 were given as a gift.)Thurs. a.m., there’s another bag of books to go out in the recycling bin.