Wednesday, March 19, 2014

But wait, there's more!

I didn't just work in the yard this past weekend. From Friday morning through Sunday evening, I also painted both bathrooms, re-caulked the bathtub and the back-splash of the sink, cleaned and re-glazed the slate tile in the bath, fixed the broken towel holder in one bathroom, did some touch-up painting around the house, and de-cluttered and organized the utility closet and the desk area. Then I packed away several bins worth of stuff to make the house look a little more "neutral."And that was just in the main part of the house. In the basement, I completely cleared out the bomb shelter, did touch-up painting on the walls and then swept and painted the cement floor. Then the same thing for the room that used to hold the pool table - cleared, cleaned, swept and painted. I cleared things out from the cement area under the deck, refashioned my son's old forge into a fire pit, and then cleared and organized the tool bench and cleared a lot of things out of the basement. In all, I hauled away four loads of stuff to charity and threw out the junk. I was, if I say so myself, insanely productive. I still have a list of things I want to get done, but I feel like I'm pretty well on track. And bonus? I know that my coordinating pants and ladder set is the envy of all. Go ahead - admit it.

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  1. What?
    In one weekend?
    Did you sleep and eat at all?

    Surely, this is a wind-up.

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    1. I slept. I ate. But probably not as much of wither of those things as I should have. And I will go back and correct it to say it was a three-day weekend.

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  2. "I was, if I say so myself, insanely productive."

    OMG...you most CERTAINLY were! You GO, girl! And BRA-VA! You accomplished a lot!

    Isn't it something how when you start to do things, you just keep going? I'm the same way because I want to get it done.

    "I know that my coordinating pants and ladder set is the envy of all. Go ahead - admit it."

    HAHAHAHA! Actually, I think your coordinating pants and ladder are AWESOME!

    X

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    1. It really is true - I get on a roll and I just don't want to stop!

      Why thank you - you can't buy anything that stylish in stores. ;-)

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  3. Good grief! I'm worn out just reading about it.

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  4. wow that's a load of work. I don't really care to know and it's certainly none of my business but I'll assume your marriage breakup had NOTHING to do with you being lazy.

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  5. geez...i thought the weekend was for fun and adventure...
    and good sleep...ha...oy...
    i will blame the ice storm...
    i will work this weekend....
    i have a huge list...

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    1. Usually it is for fun and adventure, but I'm on a mission.

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  6. Honestly it is hard for me to grasp that you got so much done---amazing.

    I hope you pocket some good equity xo

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    1. I just want to sell it without taking a huge hit.

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  7. You have more energy than four of me! I'm so impressed with you!

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    1. Thanks - I'm feeling motivated right now.

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  8. My gosh, did you even sit down any time last weekend? Reading what you did outside and then what you did inside your house, I'm amazed you got so much done!! Lots of calories burnt indeed!

    betty

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    1. Oh yeah - I watched a couple of movies and finished the book I was reading, too. :)

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  9. Wow, that's unbelievably productive! There's no way I could work at that pace. And no way I could handle all those DIY things like recaulking. You're obviously very determined to get a good price for the house and not be penalised for any shortcomings. Oh and I just noticed, you watched two movies and finished a book. *totally stunned*

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    1. I know it's odd, but I am at my best working like that. I just want to maximize selling the house, and not having buyers lose interest because of easy to fix things like painting.

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  10. I guess your taxes are done?

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  11. I'm way beyond impressed as I navel gaze and think: gawd this place needs painting. Desperately. I'm not in any condition to choose colours which would be deepest grey. Naturally.

    In awe.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. Never paint under the influence of the black dog!

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  12. Impressive. You definitely set the bar high with that list of accomplishments. I won't try to top your weekend.

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    1. I plan for the next two weekends to be the same.

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  13. Envy is too small a word for what I feel. All-encompassing, full-body sigh...that's more like it. I can't believe how fast the junk and dirt accumulate, yet I can't motivate to get on top of it. If you ever decide you're done with your current profession, consider becoming a personal organizer!

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    1. If I could make people get rid of things when I told them to, I'd love a job as a professional organizer.

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  14. You're a fashion icon, for sure.
    Do you have a real estate agent? I know they like to 'stage' the house.

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    1. I know, right? Yo'll see me on the cover of Vogue soon, I'm sure of it.

      Not yet, I plan to contact one next week when I'm ready to have someone come have a look.

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  15. I admit it. Your coordinating pants and ladder set is the envy of all. At least I know that I am envious of them. Moreover, I am impressed. I would not have been able to even attempt a fraction of what you achieved.

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    1. When I get rolling on a project, I have endless energy.

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  16. How much Red Bull did you go through?

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    1. I've never actually had a Red Bull. So, just a cup or two of coffee in the mornings, as always.

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  17. Wow! You put me to shame. I'd better get off my butt and get some work done.
    But high five to you! You've made GREAT progress all while being a total fashionista ;-)
    xo jj

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    1. To be honest, someone knocked at my door while I was dressed for painting and I did NOT answer it!

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  18. LOL. Oh, yes, perfect speckling fashion. Looks like much of my own wardrobe.

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    1. All that paint is from this house - so when I leave I'll ditch them and start a new pair of paint pants.

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  19. eesh, getting a house ready to sell is such a lot of work

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