However, I am planning to simplify my life in 2018.
I’ve been reading lists on the internet of ways other people are downsizing their lives. I’m planning to start with the following list of 10:
Resign from a bi-weekly leadership position. This one act should reduce my stress level immensely.
It will be very difficult to walk away and I’m sure some people will not understand.
Clear unnecessary documents and clutter from my office. I have recently had a change at work that will allow me to distribute boxes of documents to long-term storage or another more appropriate office.
Shred and discard personal papers: old bank statements, old bills, old tax returns.
The task I’m referring to is putting in some more baseboard. The plan last Saturday was to get something finished.
Of course we didn’t finish it and totally whittle down the pile of trim but the hallway in the master suite is completed.
The first area Sug and I worked on intersected with the lower cabinet of the linen closet.
Our baseboard is formed by a piece of 1 by 4 topped with ogee molding and finished with a piece of shoe molding in the front. We tried to cope the 1 by 4 so it would fit into the bottom trim on the cabinet but we really couldn’t make it work that way.
So instead of coping we just trimmed the cabinet trim and ran the baseboard all the way back to the cabinet.
We cut 1 by 4 for all areas then topped it with ogee.
We tried again to cope the joints of the shoe molding and were successful. Using a coping saw we cut out the shape of the shoe molding in the adjoining piece.
The hallway is trimmed. And we put a door stop behind the bedroom door so the door knob doesn’t make a hole in the wall.
Black plastic sheets that we keep to cover things in the yard. Unfortunately they became holey and attracted thousands of ants.
Old can of paint which was the original shutter color when I moved into the house 20 years ago had dried up. Unfortunately I have more paint cans to get rid of but must wait until I’m totally finished with them.
Rusted red cart. One of two gardens carts we own. We don’t need tow.
Nesting tables —
Old computer — I unloaded all the files we wanted to save on a thumb drive then left Charlie with the task to get rid of any trace of our information.
We also stopped at the large nursery scouring it for foundation plants for the front of the house.
Here I think we hit pay dirt. (See what I did there?)
So I must draw up a little “to scale” plan of the front of the house. First I’ll have to measure.
Then I’m hoping Charlie will grade the area.
Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about the shutter project. I’m just waiting for the perfect painting day.
And I need to rescue the side of the house from the drunken sunflowers.
Also in the market for a coffee table or coffee table substitute for the conservatory. Looking for a smallish item, a cheapish item, and an attractive item. It’s a lot to ask. I hope I’ll know it when I see it.
Blah. Blah. Blah. And so forth.
Does your mind bubble forth like an overflowing washing machine?