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May 13th, 2003
11:11 am


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Home Improvement (project for the next few months)
This month

  1. Clean, clean, clean

  2. Get rid of unwanted furniture (anybody want a couch or dresser for free?)

  3. Get broken windows fixed (if anybody has someone they'd recommend for this please let me know)

  4. Get locks rekeyed/replaced

  5. Paint living room

  6. Get rid of living room carpet

  7. Paint front bedroom

  8. Fix up back yard

Next month

  1. Even more cleaning

  2. Get air conditioner fixed

  3. Paint bathroom

  4. Paint back bedroom

  5. Get curtains for front bedroom

  6. Get blinds for livingroom

  7. Resurface bathtub

The month after that

  1. Clean some more

  2. Paint kitchen

  3. Touch up paint in basement

  4. Fix up computer area in basement

Current Mood: daunted

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Date:May 13th, 2003 10:03 am (UTC)
Re: unwanted furniture - Dan Goodman posted something on natter about some group that would probably accept the furniture (I'm guessing transporting the furniture might be a problem...)

If it were me, I'd move "Get air conditioner fixed" into this months to-do list, rather than next months.

All in all, sounds very ambitious.
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Date:May 13th, 2003 10:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, what he said about the A/C.

Let me know how/who/what you do to refinish the tub.

Rex is good at replacing glass. Fix windows may imply more than that. I can rehang double-hungs, but it takes a lotta bheer to get me there, and by then, you don't want me around glass.
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Date:May 13th, 2003 01:40 pm (UTC)
I'd also vote for fixing the AC sooner rather than later. If it's a money issue and needs to wait 'til June, get it done as early in June as possible (heck, you may want to make an appointment now, I know they get busy this time of year).

Does replacing the living room carpet happen this month, too? If the floor is fine, it stays as is. Otherwise looking into putting down flooring or new carpeting or finding good area rugs might be this month, too.

Unless you go with a different paint color for the back bedroom, you might want to paint it at the same time as the living room or front bedroom (probably same time as living room if you want to use that same color of paint). If it ends up being a different color, then nevermind.

Sure you don't want curtains for the front bedroom right away? Assuming you're gonna start sleeping in there soon after it's painted and the new furniture moved in. (But if that doesn't happen 'til late May, then June is fine for curtains, obviously).
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Date:May 13th, 2003 02:37 pm (UTC)
I'm planning on having the A/C work done in the first week of June.

Removing the carpet is a job for this month. Deciding what I'm going to do with what's underneath the carpet is a job for next month.

I guess I haven't decided yet about the color for the back bedroom. I know I won't want it to be the same color as the front bedroom. I'm not sure that I'm going to want it to be the same color as the living room.

New furniture isn't going to happen until late May. I'm figuring I can handle only having blinds in there for a couple of weeks.
Date:May 13th, 2003 02:00 pm (UTC)
Enjoy the re-claiming!
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Date:May 13th, 2003 11:33 pm (UTC)
Sounds a great deal like what I've been working on, ... maybe I was too ambitious?

Go Kevin!
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