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Re: **Daily/Weekly Goals**
« Reply #60 on: April 11, 2015, 03:25:25 AM »
Good job Virgo, sounds nice!
& get er done HvnBound, you can do it!

Grrr! The dogs still don't want to give up using my tree ring for a toilet. Even though I fenced it with 4' high chicken wire inside the decorative wire fence they still keep digging around the outside & leaving nasty surprises. I read that if you cover river rocks with Vicks Vaporub & leave around they can't stand the smell & will go elsewhere. Tried that but it didn't work. So today I put 4 buckets of lava rocks around the perimeter to cover the exposed dirt & 6" wooden skewers pointy side up every few inches where I want the grass to fill in.
Danged dog came back & did his business right on top of one of the skewers!
So I sprayed the whole area down with plant safe dog/cat odor eliminator. If this doesn't work I guess I'll have to snipe the yard with a BB gun. Sheesh!

I also raked & weeded the entire back yard today & swept all 3 patios.

I found a new in box 10x10 canopy on Craigslist yesterday to shade my master bdrm patio. The poles & stakes look sturdy enough but the cover looks like pretty cheap plastic.
I guess I should've looked inside the box before buying but I met the seller in a parking lot.
I'll be surprised if it lasts more than 1 summer but for $15 it was just too good a deal to pass up, lol

You're gonna laugh at this: I wanted to hang a decorative hook to hang my hand mirror in my en-suite but being too lazy to get the drill out decided to do it manually.
I ran into trouble making the screw holes deep enough to fit the plastic screw anchors so I took the screwdriver & hammered it into the wall to the reach the desired depth.. but then I couldn't get it out! I tried pulling it out with the the claw end of a hammer & the screwdriver's plastic handle came off leaving the metal shaft stuck in the wall, I tried yanking that out with pliars but no luck.
So instead of a decorative hook I had this screwdriver shaft sticking out of the wall. Nice!
After struggling for nearly an hour I finally gave up trying to extract it,  grabbed a hacksaw & sawed it off flush with the wall, spackled over it & repainted.  I was then able to mount the hook an inch lower using shorter screws. Not a good day for interior decorating, lol

Wondering what tomorrow will bring...
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Re: **Daily/Weekly Goals**
« Reply #61 on: April 11, 2015, 09:44:46 AM »
Questions...love the story! Invariably my "shortcuts"  end up the same way yours did!

Decided I better get on here and make a commitment to getting stuff done today...with the way I'm feeling I could see heading down the rabbithole and looking up at 8:00 tonight wondering where the day went...and this is why I like this thread so much, because like AC has said (and I paraphrase) this thread works best when I'm at my worst!
Today:
Shower
Vacuum house
Steam mop floors
Clean bathrooms
Dust
Wipe down the front of kitchen cupboards
File papers
Hopefully BF will be able to fix dryer...we realized it wasn't heating yesterday and began the troubleshooting process...bought 2 possible parts and replaced..not those..store closed...new day so he is now out getting what he now knows will be the part to fix it.
Do laundry when dryer gets fixed.
Pay bills and take the ones I still mail to post office


Well hopefully getting stuff done will help my frame of mind!

A few hours later I am "editing" my post to say:
I have finished with all of the house cleaning....opening windows to let all of the fresh spring air in and making mental notes of unfinished projects in each room (I purchased, completely gutted and remodeled this house last year doing much of the work myself but there are still little nagging projects in almost every room to be finished!)
I'm going to jump in the shower, write up the bills, file the papers and head out to drop at post office, later I need to work on a client project for only about an hour...and then call it a successful day.
Oh and BF came back with dryer part but got called out before he could install should be back in a few hours and hopefully I will have a working dryer or it's off to the laundromat.
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Re: **Daily/Weekly Goals**
« Reply #62 on: April 12, 2015, 12:41:40 AM »
Questions, do you want to come do my yard work? You got a lot accomplished in one day. Yard work is hard work! I did laugh at your story. I improvise quite a bit too. I guess we'll learn as we go. Thankfully I have a few guy friends that are willing to help me out when I ask. Asking for help is hard for me though.

IfIonlycould, you got a lot accomplished too!


I finished painting the bathroom today. I also painted the bathroom light fixtures. I really how they turned out. I figured since I was already painting I might as well paint my filing cabinet too. I've had the paint for awhile. It started out great, until I ran out of paint. I ran to the local hardware store, but they didn't have the same paint. I chose a similiar color. The color was really close, but the spray can was junk. It kept bubbling up and spitting out paint in between spraying. Aggravating! Now I'm going to have to buy more paint and start over. I'll definitely buy two cans of the original brand I started with. It's definitely better quality. I'm planning on finishing it tomorrow. I have a friend coming over to help me install the light fixtures in the bathroom too.

I ordered a few items for the bathroom (toilet paper holder, towel racks, shower curtain rod, outlet covers, and a rain shower head), so I'll be doing bathroom projects all this week as those items come in. I'm going to start on the shower curtain too. That's the plan for this week. The bathroom and getting my butt to the gym!

It feels good marking things off of my to-do list!
Jen

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Re: **Daily/Weekly Goals**
« Reply #63 on: April 12, 2015, 08:32:32 AM »
Virgo-Wow! Bathroom project almost done!
 And yes I too would love it if Questions would come stay with me for a week and do an extreme yard makeover! 
That will be my posting all summer for goals, the exterior work, this house that I have gutted and remodeled still needs the exterior completely done, I am the ugly duckling on the street.

Today I am finishing laundry (yes BF was able to fix dryer and what a help that was as he normally stays out of all of my remodeling projects over the past few years but will jump in when a fix it is needed if he knows how to do it). Then after laundry:

Today:
Beautiful SUNNY spring day with a hint of the summer to come (finally) so I am headed out for a drive alone, first hit the opening day of a weekly farm/flea market north of here and then keep driving to one of my favorite small summer "resort" towns to see what's happening there and walk the beach...I need a ME day to get away from stuff that has been weighing me down and recharge.
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Re: **Daily/Weekly Goals**
« Reply #64 on: April 12, 2015, 01:54:19 PM »
Good job Virgo on your bathroom project!
& IfIonlycould on all the work you got done! (I think you need to change your username to "ICan"  :D

I was going to like both your posts until you suggested I come do your yardwork for you, lol
I can barely keep up with my own. I try & do one yard a week, alternating between front & back & it IS a lot of work. Still, I don't feel I have any room to complain because having a big yard was high on my house-search criteria.
Of course, if you were willing to PAY me, we might be able to work something out because I'm still unemployed & don't exactly have money fallin' outta my a%%,  lol.
I accept cash, visa, mastercard, spa memberships..

Keep up the good work!
Reading this thread is what keeps me from planting myself in front of the TV & eating Cheetos all day..

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Re: **Daily/Weekly Goals**
« Reply #65 on: April 12, 2015, 08:18:38 PM »
The light fixtures are up in the bathroom and look nice. I can't wait to install the new items as they are delivered. I also repainted my filing cabinet today and it looks nice.

Jen

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Re: **Daily/Weekly Goals**
« Reply #66 on: April 13, 2015, 06:16:07 PM »
Questions- LOL... "I Can"...So no extreme yard make over for me? well unfortunately I haven't found the money tree in the backyard so I will just have to use you only for inspiration by reading your accomplishments!
Virgo-Good job! You are getting it done!

My goals for next few days:
Work "old job" 10 hour days Mon/(done!)/ Weds/ Fri
Work for one client Tues. am and another Tues pm
Make phone calls and finish some paperwork for another client.
Find and buy the perfect birthday gift for a party on Sunday.
Come back here and post for goals for thursday (My day off).
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Re: **Daily/Weekly Goals**
« Reply #67 on: April 14, 2015, 03:46:45 PM »
All of the clothes are in bags in the back of my minivan now!!! I can now actually see my floors and swept all of them, my entire bedroom suite is now in the master bedroom, papers have been sorted and boxes are all in bags. What a week! I actually did it!

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Re: **Daily/Weekly Goals**
« Reply #68 on: April 14, 2015, 11:53:08 PM »
HvnBound- that has to feel good to reclaim your master bedroom!


I received most of my bathroom hardware today. Of course none of the old hardware fits the new, so I had to patch up the walls and paint the patched areas. Tomorrow I'll attempt to put everything up on the walls. My curtain rod came today, but it wasn't wide enough. I apparently ordered the wrong one. (ugh!)

I replaced two light bulbs in my garage, which was a chore. My garage is a mess, so I had to move stuff around to get the ladder under the lights.

Just odd jobs today. I put my indoor/outdoor Easter decor away today too.
Jen

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« Reply #69 on: April 15, 2015, 01:02:27 PM »
Virgo, yes it sure does feel great! I delivered all of the clothes to Goodwill today :D Done. I have a meeting with a possible buyer on Friday, he is one of those we buy houses people. But if he offers me more than $50K I will probably sign just to get rid of the house. Not sure if I really want to clean off the smoke off the walls, then prime and paint in order to sell...we will see what he offers first.
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« Reply #70 on: April 15, 2015, 03:13:23 PM »
Good job everyone!

I'm exhausted from haggling with Comcast & DirecTV on the phone these past few days.
Comcast keeps raising my rates inexplicably. They told me to call them Sunday for a promo discount but when I did they refused. I went off on them & told them I was cancelling my service & switching to DirecTV (which could save me a ton of $$). But when I called DirecTV back to finalize the order they gave me the runaround too retracting the offer they'd made me just 2 days before.. so I went off on them too & withdrew my order.  Today I called Comcast & got them to cancel some of my services to get my bills lowered. It would still be cheaper going with DirecTV but they probably hate me for accusing them of being every bit as shady as Comcast so probably best if I let them cool off some 1st, lol. I myself feel like I've been through a war.  It shouldn't be this hard to get people to keep their word, yet somehow I feel guilty for trying, lol :-X
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Re: **Daily/Weekly Goals**
« Reply #71 on: April 16, 2015, 09:43:20 AM »
Questions-Do you have W.O.W. or AT&T where you are at?  I have found both to offer excellent customer service and good pricing.
Today is day off so:
Pick up package for a client (ok a wee bit of work)
Clean the kitchen
Drive to a very cute shop 30 mins. away to get the birthday gift they are holding
Groceries
Wash towels and bedding
Vacuum house
Pick up mail
Get "Lawn Restore" fertilizer (this is the year to start the long process of getting the lawn in order, previous owners never raked leaves EVER so lawn is in major disrepair)
Fix dinner and prep dinner for tomorrow
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Re: **Daily/Weekly Goals**
« Reply #72 on: April 16, 2015, 01:19:17 PM »
Questions- sorry you're having troubles with customer service. This is why I've avoided dropping my LH's phone through Verizon. Just less hassle to pay the little extra a month for now.

I managed to get my toilet paper holder up by myself yesterday. The one side is just a smidge higher, which is bothering me. I'm debating if it's worth changing to even them up. It was an ordeal! I've never used a drill before. My LH's tools are everywhere in our garage. I had to find the drill, drill bits (still looking, but the drill had one), and a level. The level wouldn't fit between the toilet and the vanity, which is part of the reason it's not even. Ugh. I did measure, but I'm thinking making the holes larger made them unbalanced. The drill bit was a little small for the wall anchors, so I made them  larger as I drilled. Then I hit a stud on the very last hole I drilled. I'm learning. I'm going to search for the drill bits, so I get the recommended size for the holes. I'm also going to search for our stud finder, so I'm not surprised if I hit one. lol

My dad took me out for lunch today.

My list for today and tomorrow.

run dishwasher (done)
handwash dishes (done)
put new drawer organizers to use
cut up cardboard boxes to recycle
laundry
clean bathrooms
sweep/vacuum/mop floors
organize filing cabinet
gather bags for Good Will and take them to GW
Jen

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Re: **Daily/Weekly Goals**
« Reply #73 on: April 16, 2015, 03:12:44 PM »
Ok, you guys are making me look bad..
 So I plan to get out of my pajamas this afternoon & go mow the front lawn  8)
I also need to prune an orange tree out back & rake again since the recent winds have distributed a fresh layer of leaves.

Thanks for the tips regarding ISPs. If I go with DirecTV they bundle with ATT for phone & internet service. The 2 companies have in fact merged but still require separate installs & aren't on the same page as far as pricing goes apparently. Ah well, crisis is over for now, I'll deal with it later when my bill goes up again after some Prozac.

Keep up the good work..
You guys are inspiring!

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« Reply #74 on: April 16, 2015, 09:46:25 PM »
Yesterday, I took my son to the dentist. His wisdom teeth are coming in and causing problems, including some serious pain, and need to be surgically removed. I managed to get the surgery scheduled, to prepare food he requested (thinking it would be easy to chew), to pick up pain meds for him, and to provide the oral surgeon with my insurance info, so they can give me an estimate in the cost. I also contacted the ex, who offered to help pay for the surgery. Yay!

Today, I finished clearing out Kenneth's things from underneath the bathroom sinks and got rid of everything in both bathrooms that is not essential. When I get ready to move this Summer, it should take less than five minutes to pack up both bathrooms. Next project: the hallway storage cabinets, which are packed to the gills with Kenneth's belongings.

So far this week at work, I rearranged my classroom for state testing, scheduled several parent meetings, and completed some very important paperwork that needed to be taken care of.

For the first time in a long time, I feel as though I have been semi-productive.  :)

"The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude." - Thornton Wilder

Thank you, my dearest Kenneth, for loving me and for giving me the best 13 years of my life.