I finally came up with a set of concrete goals for the house work. I’ve put it on the 7 levels site. You can find it here.
It was interesting to finally figure this out. The sliding scale of how much is enough has been an issue of mine for some time. It is possible to go way over the line from hoarding to OCD and the definition will also help (I think.) to keep me from doing that.
And, because of the need to find that “enough is enough” and not too much, I think the set definition will also help keep the PTSD anxiety at bay.
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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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Discarded wood to the neighbor Done! 1:06 pm
about 3 more runs to the dump Did 2 6:23 pm
- I’d like to move the larger stuff/splitting collection over to the new wood pile. NOT TODAY! 6:23 pm
I have to take out the viburnum next to the sun room and wanted the soil wet for that. We cut it back. Taking it out is likely more than I can do without maybe the help of 2 adult males! (They don’t need it taken out anyway. 9/11)
The rain will make taking out the remaining day lilies out front and on the north side easier too. Most of these are out, but not all. 12:29p (Job finished 9/10)
- Panic clean the house NOT TODAY! 6:23 pm
Pear coffee cake Yummy, but too sweet!
Laundry (I’m seriously nearly out of clean clothes. I wonder why?) 1st load got put in when the coffee cake came out, forgot to note it 1:06
- Maybe? take out the canary pine I hate NOT TODAY! 6:23 pm
New item: find my gloves and the timer I misplaced! Timer on the outside table. Gloves were in the bathroom. DH is a wonder!
We’ll see how well I do?
Not too badly, but not perfect. I can live with that! 6:23 pm