Monday, September 6, 2010

House Goals—For the remainder of 2010

Something about the milder temperatures of the spring and the fall bring out the excited homeowner in Andy and I. We always get excited about house projects when the weather starts to warm in the spring, and when the summer heat starts to wane in the fall. We have an ongoing list, but here’s our current list for this fall.

1. Finish the kitchen—Last fall brought all new flooring and furniture, but we never finished up the kitchen. We need to replace the counter and the sink, and do some trimwork, hang the blinds.

2. Overseed the lawn—Our grass is in pitiful shape. All over. It’s disgusting—like the lawn was planted when the house was built in the 50s and has just been allowed to fill with weeds ever since. We found an online tutorial for overseeding, and it sounds like the perfect solution to our lawn problems.

3. Clear out the backyard. We did a huge lot of this last year, clearing out the eyesore of a barn and some other things. We still have a stack of broken sticks from the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in 2008, as well some other junk that needs to be pitched. We’d like to add an outdoor patio of sorts out by the firepit, but that may not happen this fall. We’ll see.

4. Clean out the garage. This seems like it always needs to be done.

5. Power wash the house. It’s grimy. It needs it. Part of me secretly wants to paint the garage, shutters, and trim a chocolately brown color too, but I don’t think that will be happening this fall.

6. Winterize the flower beds and lay mulch before the winter

7. Replace the doors….we have several doors in our house that need replacing. Two exterior and most of the interior. I’d like to get started on them soon.

8. Paint the trim inside the house. And maybe the ceilings.

9. Redo the wood floors—this has been on the list for a while…I don’t know if it will actually happen or not.

10. Get the furnace/air conditioner checked and cleaned and whatnot

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