Becky (beckyzoole) wrote,

Reviewing 2006: Things to do around the house

Last December I made a list of things to do around the house this year. This post is a review and update of the to-do list:

Vent the tenant's dryer out the back basement window, instead of sharing a dryer vent - Need to get Rick to do this soon.
Bring all electricity up to modern standards - Some of this has been done, but the basement is still knob and post wiring.
Various cement work: tuckpointing the back porch, fixing the back walk, and repairing the chimney cap - This is expensive stuff, left for next year.
Fix the pantry door knob so it will stop falling off (ideally in a way that preserves the original glass knob) Done!

Plant flowers in middle terrace - The mums look beautiful. I have more bulbs to plant this year, too.
Dig out weeds from beds in back, cover with black plastic to kill weeds
Plant at least a couple of tomato plants this year.
Maybe a tub of mint, too.
And some parsley, and radishes, and bell pepper, and zucchini, and basil, and lettuce?
- Paul and Maia did most of this work, and it was good.
Put a nice fragrant dwarf lilac or two in the space on the east side of the front steps - Next spring.

Purchases -- New
Microwave oven, possibly an over-the-range model with a range hood
Toaster (simple little one)

Basic laser printer - We'll have this by the end of the month.
Garbage disposal unit - Maybe next year
This bookcase for the bedroom, to match our new wardrobes
Hand shower attachment for shower-head
Dehumidifier for the basement

Purchases -- Used
Air Conditioner window units (the Higginbothams are installing central air and may sell us their four window units)
Freezer for the basement
Couch for basement rec room
Coffee table/folding table for basement rec room
Bookcases for guest-bedroom/office
Jo & Adam gave us most of these; I just need to get two more bookcases.

Purchases -- Pie in the Sky
Good fast computer for me, definitely with flat screen, possibly laptop? - Getting the new desktop computer this month. Instead of a laptop, I'll eventually replace my phone with a PDA phone, for reading LJ on the road.
Kitchen range with sealed burners so it's easy to keep clean
Ventilation fan in bathroom (we'd have to cut a hole in the outer wall)
Lazy Boy recliner for bbwoof
- Later, later, later.
A comfy swivel rocker chair for me, with an ottoman to put my feet up
Love seat for guests to sit on

We also replaced the gutters and downspouts, replaced the back porch roof, rekeyed the house, replaced the blinds in the library, cleaned out most of the junk from the garage, and got Jo & Adam's old vacuum cleaner too. Yay!
Tags: 2006 planning, financial, house

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