Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The problem of too much "to-do" and not enough "to-do it with"

Oct 27,2009

The wind is really blowing here in Moraga today! I can just imagine what it is doing up in the hills. I am wrestling with what to do next on my list and where I am going to find the time and money to do it.
I like keeping lists, even if they are just in my head because they help me focus, and weigh my priorities. Here is my short-term "to-do" list:

Not in any particular order:
1. Replace the window screens that are missing or destroyed. (I have the material do that just need to get to it. (time)
2. Paint the kitchen.. for pete's sake I need to just get this done. I don't have the paint bought yet though.. (time & money)
3. Move all the remaining logs from the front yard area. (ugg... time)
4. Plant the seeds I ordered and the other plants that I have gotten from my mom's friend. (time)
5. Block the rat entrance points and place the poison in the attic. (time)
6. Get some kind of flooring down in Nick's room. There is just concrete right now and an area rug. (time & money)
7. Remove the dead trees from the planting area down the hill and rebuild the planter boxes. (time)

As you can see most of these are time related... with 2 having money issues. Right now I have used up my budget for renovation for a while...so I am going to have to get creative and figure out how to pay for some of these things.

Long term to do's are all being pushed to next year until I can get the budget saved up....

If there is anyone out there that has hardwood flooring they are ripping out, would love to talk to you!

julie