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When We’re Away Things Don’t Get Done

It was my 21st anniversary this past weekend. Like other years, my husband and I went away to the Poconos. We had a wonderful time, especially since it decided not to rain. On the downside, things really didn’t get much done around the house.

Updated list:

Still Left To Do:

Buy door trim/baseboard, paint, cut and install

Install Vent cover

Buy, stain and install wooden thresholds and metal thresholds

Caulk backsplash where caulk has shrunk (and dig out a bad spot I found yesterday)

Filler panel between fridge and over-fridge cabinet and under cabinets on either side of microwave

Filler pieces cut and installed for under microwave

Install paper towel holder and foil/plastic wrap holder on inside of sink cabinet doors

Adjust doors and drawers so that they are all perfectly level, then install soft close hinges

Electrician out to do finish electricity – almost finished! One wall outlet needs work and the island still needs to have outlet installed

Electrical inspection

Drawer pulls

Figure out configuration of island interior (shelves on one side/drawers on other–depends on how electrical outlet will fit) and install drawers/shelves

Seal backsplash – First coat, second coat

Outside: fix/replace trim/siding and an outlet from door installation

Return unused/unneeded stuff to Ikea (October 7th)

It feels VERY good to have all the Ikea stuff out. With the money on gift cards that we got back (plus the original 15% back) we’re going to buy a new couch for the living room. Our dogs have ruined our existing one. I can’t see investing in good quality at this point, so Ikea it is. 🙂

Jim will be away the next two weekends, so I’m not sure how quickly the above list will change. We’ll see.


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