Thursday, August 6, 2009

The joys of home ownership

Ah, the never-ending list of things that need doing when one owns a home.

As of August, the list looks like this:

  • Repair multiple leaks in the watering system/replace entire system
  • Replace the water softener
  • Plant the roses my m-i-l gave me before they die
  • Get a new screen for the master bedroom window, so I can open the window w/o every bug in the neighborhood flying in or the babies falling onto the driveway
  • Replace the faucet in the Fish Bathroom, so Mama doesn't have to turn on the water every time the little girls need to wash their hands after going potty
  • Build the other 5 garden boxes (OK, maybe just 1 or 2 more) before next spring
  • Replant all the window boxes, 'cause everything died in the last heat wave.
  • Clean the garage so Miles can find his tools so he can start fixing stuff
  • Spackle all the holes in the walls
  • Paint/install the other window shade for the girls' room
  • Purchase/install the drapes for Kayla's closet
I got more but I think I'll stop now. I'm getting depressed.


  1. Joe's "to do" list looks like that also. It never ends...

  2. it's sort of like that idea that you will ever "catch up" on sleep, isn't it? just when you start to make a dent in that mountain ...

  3. I can help with a few more boxes in Sept./Oct.

  4. Hey, don't think I won't hold you to that, Chris!