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    Default 2010 Weekly Pyramid Challenge - Week 18

    Not only do we have a new week, but also a new month!!

    Will be working on my list, but just wanted to get my mind wrapped around a new week!!
    No spend days: J 9/16
    Monthly exercise: J 165/930
    Monthly savings: J-202, F-186,M-170,A-154, M-137, J-118, J-102, A-86, S-70, O-54, N-38, D-28

    “Decluttering isn't just simplifying your life. It's having a vision, setting new priorities and using those notions to get rid of obstacles.”
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    Hi all....new to this particular challenge, but since it's the 1st day of a new month, I will also join in.

    1. separate recyclables
    2. go to recycle center
    3. kitchen cupboards
    4. Kitchen floor
    5. clean out refrigerator
    6. Clean and rearrage living room
    7. help with church yard sale (3 days)
    8. declutter bedroom
    9. take donations out of house.
    10. go see granddaughter graduate HS in Oklahoma
    11. Mothers Day cards
    12. Laundry
    13. Clean out hallway (declutter)


    that's all I can think of for now...there is soooooo much to do. I just feel overwhelmed sometimes....but not as bad as I did before.
    Count your blessings--name them one by one."



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    DH - 43 years
    3 sons
    1 daughter
    3 daughters-in-law
    11 grandchildren

    Furbabies: 5 dogs, 1 cat

    God Has Really Blessed me.

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    Saturday:
    1. Touch up taupe walls - DONE
    2. Take out entertainment centre - DONE
    3. Pick up new panelling - DONE
    4. Empty garbage out of garage - DONE
    5. Trip to dump - DH GONE NOW
    6. Cut panelling - STARTED
    7. Install new panelling - STARTED
    8. Paint little room - first coat & finish near floor
    9. Pick up another can of paint
    10. Paint basement floor
    11. Paint basement stairs
    12. Post bucket of cement on freecycle

    Sunday:
    1. install remaining trim kitchen
    2. Final painting little room
    3. Touch up Cliff Rock
    4. Pack out paint cans
    5. Pack up paint supplies
    6. Put down foam floor
    7. Clean up garage
    8. Top to bottom tidy
    9. Dust livingroom
    10. Wipe down bathrooms and kitchen

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    Great progress MW! How did it go with the realtor Thursday?

    acabin42 - welcome, from this challenge's official worst participant. But I find it's motivating to see all the lists being checked off, or growing as things are done.

    I haven't posted anything because I haven't done anything. Weekends, I mostly sit at work. Not doing anything here either. The library is empty. Three workers. Maybe two or three patrons, none on the main floor. I'll be checking FV a lot just to have something to do today.
    Donna

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    Acabin - so glad you joined us. You have an ambitious list - break it down into smaller steps if you want!!

    MW - looks like you are down to the last of getting your home in shape. In a way, I am going to miss your inspirational lists, but know you will branch off into another area!! Would love to see pictures of your 'new home'!!

    Donna - it's always good to hear your voice - don't think you are the worst participant - you're a participant with a twist!!
    No spend days: J 9/16
    Monthly exercise: J 165/930
    Monthly savings: J-202, F-186,M-170,A-154, M-137, J-118, J-102, A-86, S-70, O-54, N-38, D-28

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    Happy May Day!! - very popular day in Hawaii - leis and flowers are everywhere!! ....and it's the Kentucky Derby!!

    1. Laundry1
    2. Laundry 2
    3. Laundry 3
    4. Call DD
    5. Stationary bike 15 mins
    6. Isometric exercises
    7. Crunches and pushups
    8. Call re costume
    9. Take picture of costume 1
    10. Cut out costume 2
    11. Sew costume 2
    12. Declutter MB 30 min
    13 Take picture of antique case
    14. Post picture of antique case
    15. Email PW to take & send picture of quilt
    16. Paper work 30 mins.

    That's the start of my list for this week. What's on your list?
    No spend days: J 9/16
    Monthly exercise: J 165/930
    Monthly savings: J-202, F-186,M-170,A-154, M-137, J-118, J-102, A-86, S-70, O-54, N-38, D-28

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcompton View Post
    Great progress MW! How did it go with the realtor Thursday?
    Good, we go on the market Monday. She thinks it should move quickly, similar homes are selling within a week.

    The only potential problem is the wiring has never been updated. We have to get an electrician to come in and inspect to make sure it is up to code, which unfortunately will take a couple weeks. Hopefully there are no issues and we can just pass inspection without any major work - or even better, get an offer from someone who doesn't care (unlikely, although our insurance company didn't).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauimagic View Post
    MW - looks like you are down to the last of getting your home in shape. In a way, I am going to miss your inspirational lists, but know you will branch off into another area!! Would love to see pictures of your 'new home'!!
    I'm sure I will find plenty of other overly ambitious lists to complete!

    There is a professional photographer coming Monday to take pictures for the listing. I'll post the link when it goes up.

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    After re-reading my list...it is pretty far out there...lol. How about I do what I can of it...then carry over the rest?

    You can see I'm new to this...but very excited to get started on this, as well as my budget...just raring to go!

    Thanks!
    Count your blessings--name them one by one."



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    3 sons
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    3 daughters-in-law
    11 grandchildren

    Furbabies: 5 dogs, 1 cat

    God Has Really Blessed me.

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    Absolutely, acabin, just do what you can. It's supposed to be little jobs, not overwhelming. Mine has just been out of control the last couple weeks, but normally big tasks get broken down into smaller bites. Like if your decluttering jobs are big, they can be broken into 15 minutes of decluttering spread out several times over the week.

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    I'll start with a projected list for through Monday:

    1. At work, finish transcribing first focus group meeting
    2. Catch up with weekend dishes
    3. Check and water plants
    4. Dust dining room
    5. Vacuum living room
    6. Declutter living room
    7. Finish last bright green rounds on Banana Bay afghan
    8. Finish sample square for gift afghan
    9. Laundry
    10. Put dried laundry away
    11. Hang laundry that air dries
    12. Cook something to take to work on Tuesday

    I'm off Monday - an extra day off this week!
    Donna

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    I spent today sewing!!

    Cut, sewed and finished the top to one baby quilt!!
    Finished Puritan costume #1
    Did one load of laundry and noticed that DH is working on some more!!

    That's about it for today - stayed glued to the sewing machine with a smile on my face!!

    What did you get done today?
    No spend days: J 9/16
    Monthly exercise: J 165/930
    Monthly savings: J-202, F-186,M-170,A-154, M-137, J-118, J-102, A-86, S-70, O-54, N-38, D-28

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    Saturday:

    6. Cut panelling - 3 pieces are not done
    7. Install new panelling - 3 pieces are not done
    8. Paint little room - first coat & finish near floor
    9. Pick up another can of paint
    10. Paint basement floor
    11. Paint basement stairs
    12. Post bucket of cement on freecycle

    Sunday:
    1. install remaining trim kitchen
    2. Final painting little room
    3. Touch up Cliff Rock
    4. Pack out paint cans
    5. Pack up paint supplies
    6. Put down foam floor
    7. Clean up garage
    8. Top to bottom tidy
    9. Dust livingroom
    10. Wipe down bathrooms and kitchen

    Yikes, paint is not dry on the basement floor and stairs. So many things that need to be done downstairs - even the trim for the kitchen is sitting in the basement. Not too bright, I should have taken everything upstairs last night.

    Will try to concentrate on cleaning upstairs and hope it is dry by this afternoon.

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    Midday check-in

    Saturday:
    6. Cut panelling - 3 pieces are not done
    7. Install new panelling - 3 pieces are not done

    Sunday:
    1. install remaining trim kitchen
    2. Final painting little room
    3. Touch up Cliff Rock
    4. Pack out paint cans
    5. Pack up paint supplies

    6. Put down foam floor
    8. Top to bottom tidy
    9. Dust livingroom
    10. Wipe down bathrooms and kitchen

    No point to cleaning the livingroom/bathrooms/kitchen until after the kids go to bed.

    The paint is still sticky on the stairs, I can tiptoe down to get stuff, but we can't work in that room yet. Going to be a long night.
    Last edited by monkeywrangler71; 05-02-2010 at 02:29 PM.

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    1. At work, finish transcribing first focus group meeting
    2. Catch up with weekend dishes
    3. Check and water plants
    4. Dust dining room
    5. Vacuum living room
    6. Declutter living room
    7. Finish last bright green rounds on Banana Bay afghan
    8. Finish sample square for gift afghan
    9. Laundry
    10. Put dried laundry away
    11. Hang laundry that air dries
    12. Cook something to take to work on Tuesday
    13. Make centers for turquoise afghan squares
    14. Work: transcribe second focus group
    15. Go by ATM
    16. Clean out the lost and forgotten from fridge

    The focus groups were March. A couple of weeks ago the Director asked if I had them finished -- they hadn't even given them to me yet. Then the guy in charge of them, the day I finally got them, asked if I could have them done that week. Uh, no. This is very slow, tedious work. They KNOW I can't do them in a week. And it's new tech this year. They went from tape to digital recorder. That good. But my work computer at the circ desk doesn't have sound. Period. It's all been in the misty past wiped off. The one I use in archives doesn't have the program I need for the transcription work. A public computer near the desk has all I need on it, but I have to crawl around on the floor to attach the headphones, something I really can't do with my arthritis. I finally just brought my own laptop in, one of the computer smart students downloaded the program I needed and showed me how to use it most effectively. It's been a headache from the beginning. It took the "week" just to work through all that. Anyway, clear sailing now!

    Ok. End of Queen for a Day sob story. It's really a great job, but sometimes all this clever technology can sink the ship.
    Donna

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