Happy New Year!!
I mentioned in my last post that I did not have any major resolutions or grand plans for 2018. However, I have created a list of things we want to get done. We have agreed that we will not take any major overseas holidays this year but will try get some things done around the house. We have been overseas for each of the last 4 years and while we thoroughly enjoy the trips it does not leave much time to catch up on domestic tasks.
We are at work during the week and find that we think of jobs to do faster than we can accomplish them. Many are things we can do but some will definitely require some professional assistance. In those cases we still need to make the contact and arrange for the job to be done. GMan is considering taking some annual leave during the year to try to get ahead on some projects.
Here is the initial list – in no particular order.
Make 3 more raised garden beds
Connect tank and get new outdoor taps
Make outdoor sink
Have back wall washed
Replace front steps and add handrail
Revarnish verandah handrail
Repaint ceiling in kitchen, hall, lounge/dining room and front entry
Repaint front entry
Recoat slate floor (front entry and fireplace surround)
Refinish vinyl floors
Replace 3 security doors
Paint external door to dining room
Paint board on wardrobe in 3rd bedroom
Finish painting edges of verandah ceiling
Create garden bed outside vegie garden
Make gabion seat for above garden bed
Remove tree near front steps and replace
Remove trees beside driveway and replace
Replace garage roller doors
Finish concreting and pebbles and verandah
Paint exterior blockwork
Assess guttering – new or repaint
Battens under the house
Make rack with pulley system in workshop
Blinds for lounge/dining room
The first step will be to assign priorities to the items on the list. There will other things added over time that may well take priority. If I am completely honest I really don’t think that this will all be completed in 2018 but we have to start somewhere.
I am excited to report that the board on the wardrobe has now been painted so that is one thing off the list. It was probably the smallest and easiest task on the list but they are often the ones which are most likely to be overlooked. The 2 horizontal boards had been removed when we painted the room years ago. GMan bought a length of replacement board but it was not put up until a few months ago. I was determined not to leave it for years before doing the painting.
There will be updates during the year as we hopefully make some progress on the outstanding items on the list.