I didn’t want less than a B grade on our back-to-school to do list. Our carpenter has been unavailable all month this being a busy season for home construction and repairs so Charlie and I have been pretty much on our own trying to work on projects we could do unsupervised.
I have insisted that the accrued cardboard and other recyclables that have been piled up against the house be broken down and shipped away.
A big truck comes weekly for such things so really there’s no excuse.
From the Summer Lists:
- Paint and set up potager fence. Still can’t find the fence.
- Wallpaper dining room. Maybe next month.
- Paint dining room paneling. All the paneling in the dining room has at least one, and often more, coat of white semi-gloss paint.
- Buy tile for master bathroom. The tile has been ordered.
- Hang pictures in upstairs hall. I picked the photos up from the bedroom floor and transferred them to the hall. Getting closer.
- Paint yellow trays. No time for indoor artsy projects last month.
Additions to the list for September:
- Start going to the gym on a regular basis. Begin with a walking regimen. I got up early every work day in September an walked the treadmill at the gym.
- Power wash house exterior. In one morning Charlie revved up the pressure washer and cleaned the shingles on the house and anything else in his way.
- Paint exterior shingles. Although not quite finished we’ve made significant progress in this area. I love the new “Sandy Hook Gray” color. (The old color was “Glamour Gray”.)
- Install master bedroom shelves and baseboard. No hope for this one until our carpenter returns from out West.
- Stain back stairs. We painted the railings and stained the stairs leading from the conservatory to the back yard.
- Plant hydrangea cuttings. The newly planted cuttings are doing well. Fall is a great time to plant shrubs.
- Paint side door. The exterior side of the doors are fully painted including casings.
- Paint wood trim on house. We must first paint the shingles on the house before we get started on the trim. This may take a while.
Thirteen items have kept us busy. Unfortunately instead of getting a grade of B or higher I’m afraid, at a whopping 61% accomplished, our grade is maybe a D- .
Are you back-to-school this fall?