Thursday, May 25, 2017

It's almost a long weekend

And I, for one, am very ready for the extra day off! :-) We have a few plans over the weekend, but for the most part, we will be getting things done around the house. We've reached that point where it's easy to not progress on house projects, because you lose momentum. But, there's still *quite* a bit to do!

Here's what remains, in terms of projects:

  • Install new doors
  • Get a bid for air conditioning
  • Put in ceiling fans in two of the rooms (we hope to use the air conditioning very infrequently)
  • Put up all trim pieces
  • Finish painting
  • Seal "shower planter"
  • Towel rack in the master bathroom
  • Find a pool cover/cut to size
  • Tear down all outdoor structures/rebuild (there is a rat infestation. The pest service is out of option, as the structures have plenty of access space for the rats. They recommend tearing down & starting again with sealed sheds).
  • Install shelving in the boys closets

Those are most of the bigger projects. There are also plenty of smaller sized ones:
  • Hang remaining pictures
  • Clean all screens (they have flooring dust on them)
  • Clean all slider door tracks (ditto the flooring)
  • Deep clean the outdoor patio space, to prevent pine needles from blowing into the pool
  • Talk to neighbor & trim pine tree back over the fence line
  • Finish planting all fruit trees
  • Clean pantry
  • Clean garage shelves
  • Organize linen closet
  • Organize my closet (it's livable, but I prefer a lot more organization to make it easy to find things).

I think that's the top of the list, but I'm sure more things will stack up once those get checked off. If you remember, how long did it take for you to get "settled" once you moved? I feel like it's taking forever, but then again, I'm impatient. ;-) 


  1. A huge list - that sucks about the rats. It took us 6 months to get settled and even then the projects continued over the year. Try and make a priority list instead, that way you feel on top of things instead of having 50 things to do this weekend :) Try and remember to get some R&R in there. Happy long weekend!

    1. I've tried to get M to prioritize, but he's been resistant so far. We've agreed to sit down over the weekend & go over the remaining work items, so fingers crossed!

  2. It takes a while to get settled, so give yourself a little break and enjoy the family. Stuff can wait! Have a great 3 day weekend!

    1. So looking forward to the weekend! I've been doing a better job lately of taking a break & building in relaxing time, but it has definitely come at the expense of progress. ;-)

  3. Are you DIYing all those house projects?

    The last time we moved, it was into a much newer building so the amount of work needed was minimal. This round, I'm guessing it'll take us many months to feel settled.

    1. We are DIYing most of it (not the air conditioning), but the rest of it, yes. I should clarify & say that I'm okay with the manual labor, but M does most of the really skilled work. ;-)

  4. I've got a four day weekend. Today and Monday are for my home, Saturday and Sunday for family cabin we're still putting to rights. Take care.

    1. Good luck with the cabin, & enjoy the four day weekend!