Sunday, June 9, 2013

Summer!!

Whew!  I made it another year at school! Once I start back in the fall, I will officially be tenured, but since laws changed round these parts, that doesn't mean much anymore.  There are still chances for cuts, but for now I am going to relax until next April, when I find out my fate for the following year.

On to summer!  While I still have meetings over the summer for school planning and preparation, I am going to try and enjoy my time at home by playing with Rowan as much as possible, purging as much as possible, cleaning as much as possible, and working on the summer to-do list!!  I LOVE lists!

In the last week, we did a LOT of yardwork.  We finally got rid of the ugly old burning pile in the middle of the yard (honestly, who would do that?), put in our fish pond (a post on that later), and planted some more shrubs and plants around the house.  It's really starting to look a lot better around here!  And it looks a lot more like "us."

We have a lot of other projects we need to tackle this summer since it is one of the only times of the year we can actually work three consistent days in a row when Scott is off during the week/weekend.  Are you ready for this list?!  It's not really in any particular order, but if I can get most of it finished (besides the bathrooms) we will be in great shape when I go back to full-time work in August.  I'm SO ready for this!!


The Summer To-Do List


Spare Room:
o   New door in spare room closet
o   Scrape ceiling in spare room
o   Paint ceiling in spare room
o   Paint spare room
o   New trim in spare room

Master Bedroom:
o   Scrape ceiling in master bedroom
o   Paint ceiling in master bedroom
o   Touch up paint in master bedroom
o   New trim in master bedroom

Office:
o   Scrape ceiling in office
o   Paint ceiling in office
o   Paint office
o   New trim in office
o   New outlet in office
o   Move cable in office
o   Rearrange office
o   Get office organized

Hallway/Foyer:
o   Scrape ceiling in hallway and foyer
o   Paint ceiling in hallway and foyer
o   Touch up hallway and foyer paint
o   New trim in hallway and foyer

Garage:
o   Take down old shelving
o   Paint old shelving to re-use
o   Patch walls
o   Paint walls
o   Put back old shelving in new areas
o   Make new shelving
o   Organize

Outside:
o   Rock around the shed for firewood and lawn equipment
o   Fix/clean guttering
o   Curve edging in the front
o   Plant grass seed in bare spots
o   Trim pine trees
o   Cut down dead pine trees
o   Cut down old clothesline
o   Get weeds under control!

Crafty:
o   Rowan’s photo album from year 1 and start this year
o   Family photo albums
o   Wedding shadowbox
o   Rowan shadowbox
o   Finish the last dining chair

Master Bathroom (maybe)
o   Scrape ceiling in master bathroom
o   Paint ceiling in master bathroom
o   Paint master bathroom
o   New trim in master bathroom

Main Bathroom (maybe)
o   Scrape ceiling in bathroom
o   Paint ceiling in bathroom
o   Paint bathroom
o   New trim in bathroom

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