the big list

I guess I probably do this, or something like it, every year: I outline a list of things I need to do with the house.

I don’t usually get much of it done, but it’s good to know what’s on the list.

In no particular order, here’s the list for 2006:


– estimates on waterproofing

– clear, clean & organize small room

– improve lighting and electrical outlets

– replace windows and door

– refinish floor

– paint walls

back yard

– remove walnuts, sticks and other hazards

– repair back fence

– vegetable garden

– removing bulbs

– tilling the soil

– planting

– remove trash furniture

– get gas grill working

– lay pavers

– mulch and plant along hollies

– hire trosa for maintenance

– clean or re-paint railing

– replace caps on railing

side yard

– paint side door

– trim overhanging bushes

– dispose of old firewood

– clear all leaves and other debris

– fix gate

– refinish concrete stoop

– replace globe on light

house exterior

– have trim painted

– fix gutter

– have gutters cleaned

house interior

– estimates on kitchen reno

– estimates on floor refinishing

– paint hallway

– clear back bedroom

– paint back bedroom

– kitchen chairs

– kitchen curtains

– window treatments in living room

– new range

– window treatments in bedroom

– insteall pedestal sink in bath

– have plasterer look at ceiling in hall

– improve attic insulation

– estimates on blown-in insulation

– refinish old doors

– replace weatherstripping around exterior doors