Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Project List

Just to make myself face the music, I decided to create a list of the gazillion projects I have in some phase of completion but not completed. Hopefully this will motivate me to get some check marks checked off....

Old Projects (more than 2 years old)

  • Crocheted blanket for my bed
  • Cross-stitch for a friend
  • Videos from travels
  • Curtain hems for sunroom
  • Roman shades for bedroom windows
  • Refinish little table in entry
  • Finish and put together small coat rack for wall
Newer Projects (less than 2 years old)

  • Scanning in photos from my grandmother's albums
  • Rebuilding her albums and sending back to her
  • Planting new camilias on side of house
  • Bed liner for truck
Newest Projects (within the last few months)

  • Teak oiling patio furniture (1/2 completed) (once a year item)
  • Matching and painting ceiling where J fell through
  • Pinestraw front and back yards (twice a year item)
  • Planting front walk bed
  • Planting new liriope and cleyera
  • Fixing receiver (1/2 done)
  • Clean truck inside
  • Mulching back bed
  • Cleaning gutters of pinestraw (twice a year item)
  • Fixing gutter problem in back
  • Organizing most recent digital pictures
  • Photo album from our NY trip
  • Moving hostas from the lack of shade zone in backyard to a new location
  • Contact hottub company for estimate on repairs from lightening
  • Contact electrician for estimate on repairs from lightening
  • File claim with homeowner's insurance for repairs from lightening
  • Get estimates for some yard maintenance in WA
  • Getting estimates for new countertops, linoleum for the kitchen and a new vanity and linoleum for the guest bath
  • Eventually getting the above work done (1/2 done)
  • Replacing the kitchen faucet (have it, just haven't installed it)
  • Recycling
  • Boxes to mom and sister

Items that come up out of nowhere each day (but need to be done regardless)

  • Cleaning S's garage
  • Stripping wallpaper border at S's house
  • Putting leather protectant on couches
  • Making new covers for pillows in living areas
  • Recycling S's boxes
  • Helping with unloading of moving van at S's house
  • Spraying plants at L's house
  • Wiping down walls in hallway and placing pictures back up

This list of course doesn't include the ongoing things, like cleaning house, school, laundry, exercise, cooking, card making, writing, geocaching and others (many others). I only included the things that actually have end dates and that once they are done, I feel like I accomplished something that doesn't have to be worried about again for at least several months.


Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

Just reading your list makes me feel sleepy. :)

J.a.G. said...

That's quite the list.
I agree that you shouldn't sign up for the library thing :)

Violet said...

I think your list of things that you have to do may actually be longer than mine. Good luck with all that!

Mind Sprite said...

You never cease to amaze me with all the things you have going on. If I made a list like that, I would curl up in the fetal position and not move for a month from depression! ACK!!!

Chicken said...

I think I just did curl up into a fetal position.

Mishka said...

It's really not that big of a deal...the old projects just sort of hang there until I get the current ones under control, and if I have free time, I hit one of the old ones. I have to say though, that it is the old ones that really make me feel like I got something done. The everyday stuff is well...everyday, so I guess I am just used to it.

What has happened in the last few weeks (since our friends moved to town) is that I am getting more done at their house than at mine (but she is 8 months pregnant and her husband is not here yet and they really need stuff done around their house to make it easier on her).

So like today, I have been trying to tackle a project here before heading over to help them out. My leather couches are enjoying the protectant I just spent an hour putting on them....haha.

kilgorsky said...

I'm a fairly organized person but the list above amazed me--positively, of course.