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    Wow, Spirit Deer - a shiny new kitchen and you don't have to cook supper tomorrow night. Can life get sweeter than that?

    DONE
    1. Prep salad veggies
    2. Cook squash/potato skillet dish
    3. Pack suppers for Saturday & Sunday
    4. Download audiobooks
    5. Charge MP3 player
    6. Pack up computer to take to work this weekend
    7. Contacted Amazon, got refund
    13. Return watered plant to plant stand
    17. Rename Kindle collections - didn't work, but tried

    8. Clear off computer table
    9. Return library book
    10. Make grocery list
    11. Grocery shopping - Sunday night
    12. Cull coupons
    14. Take out trash
    15. Fold and put away bed coverlet
    16. Backup audiobooks on external hard drive
    18. Meeting with Betty

    I put the new quilt on the bed the other night instead of the coverlet I was using. It is perfect! Bright and cheery.
    Donna

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    Yea for the new quilt!
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    Mahalo for the pictures - Spirit Deer - love show and tell - you did great!!

    Saturday:
    1. 3-5 Stamping group in Kahului
    2. Exercise
    3. Cut out dresses

    4. Go through 4 boxes in family room
    5. Send pkg to DD
    6. Get fabric ready for Ivy
    7. Clean off couch
    8. Clean off bed
    9. Clean off my LR floor space
    10. Pedicure
    11. Call DD

    Sunday:
    1. 7:30PM P/U DH from Airport
    2. Walmart - buy straight pins &Cottonelle - use coupon
    3. 9:30AM - call Dorothy - P/U for church at 10
    4. Exercise
    5. Finish cutting out dresses

    Since I cannot even get to the boxes in the family room - I shall need to wait until DH gets home to work on that. The goal is to make room at home to be able to clean our the final, smaller rental space by the 25th so I do not have to spend another $25.
    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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    We still have some projects to do in the kitchen but it's nearing the end. Wish the painting and tile were done, and I REALLY wish that popcorn was off the ceiling!

    Can't wait to get started on my pyramid list today. Just waiting for someone to wake up. My goal for the week is to hit the magic 43!

    I heard somewhere recently that there were no storage units in some year or other not that long ago. (1980?) And now there are millions of storage units. Do you think people just have too much stuff? I know I do! Working on it though. It gets easier. Why do I save all this crap anyway?
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    The kitchen looks fantastic, SD!! It inspires me to try something with mine. I want to do some major remodeling and expand the kitchen, so I keep putting off doing anything with it right now, not feeling justified in fixing up something that I will (hopefully) some day rip out and replace.
    DH aka Mad Hen
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    Sunday (10 things):
    1. Put away all clean laundry
    2. Put away extra sheets (requires hauling out the stepladder)
    3. Start "gnome" project
    4. Move kimchee into fridge (has been fermenting in bathroom)
    5. Look up miso recipe
    6. Go through saved catalogues and toss
    7. Replace batteries in recorder
    8. Walk entire fence-line for storm damage
    9. Stage 100 pieces of wood outside
    10. Measure kitchen window for box
    Stragglers:
    1. Buy materials for poultice for Girl's hoof
    2. Make medicated cookies for Buddy and Dusty
    3. Fling 25 things (24 left)
    4. Clean out work car and get it ready for the week
    DH aka Mad Hen
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    Madhen, dare I ask what the gnome project is? Are you keeping gnomes now too?

    Just adding a few more items that came to mind. I'm listing Walgreen's four times. They have omeprazole on sale with one of the stupid register coupns for $ off on another trip - I hate those. I want four boxes, but will have to buy them on separate trips, but the saving is very substantial, so worth the trouble. Then, of course, I will have to use up all the register coupons and they expire very quickly. I know it's to drum up repeat business, but it's a lot of hoops to jump through. Still, the resulting $24 is $24.

    8. Clear off computer table
    9. Return library book
    10. Make grocery list
    11. Grocery shopping - Sunday night
    12. Cull coupons
    14. Take out trash
    15. Fold and put away bed coverlet
    16. Backup audiobooks on external hard drive
    18. Meeting with Betty
    19. Bank deposit
    20. Walgreens
    21. Walgreens
    22. Walgreens
    23. Walgreens
    24. Call apt maintenance
    25. Write sister (still not done)
    26. Submit FSA claim
    27. Inventory OTC meds on hand
    28. Put away all shopping
    Donna

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    I don't know if I'll get it all done, but then I never do think I will.

    Sunday's list:

    1. Hem at least one guest towel for sewing challenge.
    2. Unload dishwasher.
    3. Load dishwasher.
    4. Find six cookbooks to donate.

    5. Work on rug.
    6. Re-seed garden starter tray.
    7. Dig out old kitchen cabinets to prep for recycling to sewing room.
    8. Gather items needed to enlarge sleeping bags.

    9. Re-sew two reusable sandwich wraps.
    10. Put away twelve tools from kitchen table.

    Hmmm. Now that I cross things off, it looks like I might get there!

    Bonuses:
    1. All known canning jars are now in the house from the garage. I'm saving about three dozen more and then flinging 3-5 dozen to Freecycle.
    2. Baked buns.
    3. Flung an extra cookbook, but I may not redo the second sandwich wrap as the first one is kinda stiff after adding the plastic liner, so that might end up a draw.
    4. Washed a load of clothes using HM laundry soap.
    5. Found missing soapmaking book-YEA!

    Another productive day.

    Madhen, our kitchen remodel was easy. I'm not sure it should even be called a remodel, because we didn't make any big changes. We replaced cabinets, sink, and countertops, enlarged the island, and added eight feet of cabinets. All but the island were part of a straight run, so no corners to deal with. The walls and floors were pretty much square and level, so no drama to deal with there. We were lucky! We didn't move or replace any large appliances and we mostly opted for stock materials to keep the costs down. I did splurge on the drainboard sink but found it on eBay for $600 off MSRP, so can't feel any guilt over it. Besides, I love, love, love it! It cuts the clutter way down to lose the old wire drainboard and ugly rubber drainboard tray. We also splurged on a wolf tile mural for over the stove (we live in wolf country) and the fabulous pull-outs but since we're doing all the work ourselves, we're still way money ahead.

    We've decided to get on with the big projects we want done, because we're not getting any younger and this stuff is getting harder to do ourselves. That's why we're thinking about building a deck this year, too. Besides, we expect to live in this house a long time yet and we feel the sooner we spend the bucks and get this stuff done, the more value we'll get from it because we'll get to use it that much longer.
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    SD, that sounds suspiciously like a remodel to me.

    dcompton, tsoo asked me if I could make a gnome, and I'm never one to turn down a challenge. I was thinking fabric doll kind of thing.
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    Not much done yet.

    Sunday (10 things):
    1. Put away all clean laundry
    2. Put away extra sheets (requires hauling out the stepladder)
    3. Start "gnome" project
    4. Move kimchee into fridge (has been fermenting in bathroom) - DONE
    5. Look up miso recipe - DONE
    6. Go through saved catalogues and toss
    7. Replace batteries in recorder
    8. Walk entire fence-line for storm damage
    9. Stage 100 pieces of wood outside
    10. Measure kitchen window for box
    Stragglers:
    1. Buy materials for poultice for Girl's hoof
    2. Make medicated cookies for Buddy and Dusty
    3. Fling 25 things (24 left)
    4. Clean out work car and get it ready for the week
    DH aka Mad Hen
    (http://mad-hen-creations.blogspot.com/)

    Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want. Anna Lappe

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    Sunday (10 things):
    1. Put away all clean laundry
    2. Put away extra sheets (requires hauling out the stepladder) - DONE
    3. Start "gnome" project
    4. Go through saved catalogues and toss
    5. Replace batteries in recorder
    6. Walk entire fence-line for storm damage
    7. Stage 100 pieces of wood outside
    8. Measure kitchen window for box
    Stragglers:
    1. Buy materials for poultice for Girl's hoof
    2. Make medicated cookies for Buddy and Dusty
    3. Fling 25 things (23 left)
    4. Clean out work car and get it ready for the week - DONE
    DH aka Mad Hen
    (http://mad-hen-creations.blogspot.com/)

    Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want. Anna Lappe

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    Haven't checked the paper for sales yet and shall do it soon!!

    Sunday:
    1. 7:30PM P/U DH from Airport
    2. Walmart - buy straight pins &Cottonelle - use coupon

    3. 9:30AM - call Dorothy - P/U for church at 10

    4. Exercise
    5. Sew dressess
    6. Laundry
    7. email Dr about unfilled prescription
    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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    Sunday (10 things):
    1. Put away all clean laundry
    2. Start "gnome" project
    3. Go through saved catalogues and toss - DONE
    4. Replace batteries in recorder
    5. Walk entire fence-line for storm damage
    6. Stage 100 pieces of wood outside - DONE
    7. Measure kitchen window for box
    Stragglers:
    1. Buy materials for poultice for Girl's hoof
    2. Make medicated cookies for Buddy and Dusty
    3. Fling 25 things - DONE
    DH aka Mad Hen
    (http://mad-hen-creations.blogspot.com/)

    Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want. Anna Lappe

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    Why does TSOO want a gnome?

    I always think of remodeling as knocking out walls and that kind of thing.

    Well, I finished my list, so I hit my goal for the second day! I hope I can get all 43 things done this week.

    Sunday's list:

    1. Hem at least one guest towel for sewing challenge.
    2. Unload dishwasher.
    3. Load dishwasher.
    4. Find six cookbooks to donate.
    5. Work on rug.
    6. Re-seed garden starter tray.
    7. Dig out old kitchen cabinets to prep for recycling to sewing room.
    8. Gather items needed to enlarge sleeping bags.
    9. Re-sew two reusable sandwich wraps.
    10. Put away twelve tools from kitchen table.


    Yes, I did both sandwich wraps. Don't know if we'll like them or not, but not out much if not.

    Now I have to think up some things for Monday:

    1. Finish hemming guest towels.
    2. Write 500 words.
    3. Wash jars.
    4. Start enlarging sleeping bags.
    5. Put away twelve tools from kitchen table.
    6. Read thirty pages.
    7. Unload dishwasher.
    8. Clean old cabinets.

    Okay, that'll hold me for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spirit Deer View Post
    Why does TSOO want a gnome?
    Sometimes, it is better not to ask.
    DH aka Mad Hen
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    Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want. Anna Lappe

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