I went to the grocery (1 Friday night, 1 Sat) and about a dozen flooring stores. We, .... I after my DH must've been near panning me on the head, decided to hold of on the flooring in the hall and laundry room. I can't seem to decide what I want to do for SURE in the kitchen yet overall and that makes picking out the floor that will cover those 3 rooms a FRUSTRATING impossibility. Especially since I don't want to screw it up. I feel like SIMETHING has to be done with the floor at least in the hall but I guess the reality is I just need to step back an breath.
I also ran and picked up binder rings and clips to use for hanging the non-pinch pleat drapes on the travis rod.
transported the kids to and from the halloween party
stopped by to see my parents
finally finshed winter laundry turnover
pitched 2 dozen items
supervised the boys through cleaning the bathrooms
scrubbed out the fridge
Today will be a little more laid back in pace but hopefully still productive.
crepes for breakfast
go pick up curtains
mix up some containers of green paint
( I have some stoplight green here. I'll mix it with white and something dark to make a few different shades.)
Find/make a leaf stencil
search the house for greenery
call mom to search her house for greenery
(we went with the lighter couches so the greenery will be added to the walls)
have the boys sort through the video games
dinner (already in the crockpot)
straighten as we go
get the dogs brushed out
If I feel like it I'll run over to the scratch and dent place and take a gander at stove/ovens (My oven died last night. I was hopeing for 2 months but it didn't make it.) :(
It should be another busy day. I am looking foward to today though. No decisions to be made that I will second guess myself on. (This is really out of charecter for me unless it comes to makeing a LARGE purchase. I;m just not comfortable with that kind of spending and it makes me question the value of it.) Off track...sorry
Anyway, I think today will be relaxing even though it will be busy as I actually anticipate having fun in the greenery hunt and paint mixing type stuff.
Counting the days till we put the tools up.
Ugh I'm even having a hard time keeping up with the thread....
Most of Sunday's stuff got done.
Monday was spent having a breakdown over the oven. (Not sure if I posted it to this thread or not but the bake element at the bottom burnt through) I didn't want to start a new project so I started searching for a replacement part. That was a nightmare that drug into yesterday. Long story short. Our oven is ancient. The part would need to be matched to get it at a nice low price (we're not going to pay $100+ for the convience of getting through the next few months without a new oven). Then attempting to get the part out the plug snapped on DH so now it would be 2 parts. This means we're just going to run the gas line and get the new oven. :sigh: It also means more cabinets need taken out and I need to have another meeting with the lady at Lowe's so we place it right.
Tuesday (yesterday) was mostly spent on work and runs for the kids. I did get a little more than the dailey stuff done at home but nothing to really cluck about.
DS#1 from tennis practice .... the last one :dancing:
DS#2 from soccer practice
about 30 minutes on money stuff
pick up couches
re-start the oven search
clear out and tote up a couple more cabinets of food stuff
move mom's freezer and the old couch out
play with the living room arrangement (this is a fun part)
help DH take out the cabinet section where the stove will go
so I can play with the greenery I gathered for the walls (another fun part)
start relocating a couple of the tools and "stuff"
gather up the rest of DS#2's costume
I think I'm going to bail from after 6 hours so that should give me enough time to get rolling.
We got the couches in and I'm a little stressed over them. I knew the living room was techincally small now but there is no room after the couches are in there. I grumbled about DH going too big with the TV for that room and it appears that I have done the same with the couches. I haven't had a chance to put the legs on and unwrap them yet so I'm silently chanting to myself that all will be fine when it's all set up. ...... I don't even want to think about DH's reaction if I tell him they need to go back. I've about made him crazy over them because I didn't want to goof such a large purchase.
clean out inboxes
pick up DS#1 from his last tennis match :dancing:
take DS#1 back up to school for science project activity
help DS#2 finish up his costume
DH is going to reconnect the electrical line I asked him not to last night
get legs on the couches for better perspective
move cable line
DEAL WITH THE SCHOOL FOR HANDING OUT MEDICATION AS PART OF HOMEWORK
bills and budget stuff
move the TV
Tonight is going to be tight time wise so DH is basically going to be responsible for the extras other than the school issue. Hopefully he won't have to work too late.
The list looks shorter to me!
We are getting there but it's REALLY starting to wear on me. My fuse is getting really thin. I've been going since 4:45 am most mornings until 11ish most nights and I'm about done. DH is not ever wound nearly as tight as me and where I am zooming along toward get this stuff done he wanders in from work ....eventually,....makes sure to sit down and eat,.....has a leisurely cigerette with his book,....has found time at some point everyday to "game" or watch a couple of his shows, ect. I am running harry-carry from one thing to the other. The Village has been my only down time till I fall into bed most days. ..... Now I want to be clear I know it sounds like I'm saying DH is "being bad" for lack of better terminology. I'm not. He's been doing extra things as well. Our push is just much different. To him, if we don't meet our self imposed deadline, that we set months ago, oh well. The deadline is here and we're done, whether we are done with the list or not. Me... the list has to be done. I need to meet the goal. I am sure his less stress approach is much healthier and generally we tend to balance each other out but I am pushing close to my limit at the moment....and last night he says (now mind you he's already scheduled soccer games for Sat and Sun afternoons) ... oh I told them I'd work Sat. morning, someone needs a compressor (now mind you this means he OFFERED). ......What!!!! We need an oven installed. We need the gas line put in. We need the electrical line hanging from the ceiling moved. We need to get the coffee maker out of the bathroom. We need to have someone home for the carpet on Sat morning and someone picking up the oven. ECT. ECT. ECT. ...... Then I couldn't sleep. It kept going through my head all night. I can't function in a disorganized disaster and that's where we are at, at the mometn. We wouldn't be pushing this close if he didn't make plans for several of the last few weekends...yada, yada,yada. So you see I know I'm at my breaking point. Hopefully he caught that last night and will tell his boss I'm having a breakdown over my oven and to let one of the other guys have the OT. Then he can get the gas line and oven in this weekend (which means 1 more cabinet cut out) and take care of a few of the other small things like the electrical line.
Phew.....needed to vent this morning.
Cricketlegs - Thanks for the posts. It's nice to know someone is following my monotony.The venting is much more fufilling that way and I feel more accountable knowing someone is following my mundane "lists".
got to do the bill thing tonight
call pest control company to deal with the red and black bugs swarming from the tree to the house in the back
call to check on rug
bathrooms given a swish and swipe
....arghhhh..... DH just called he's won tickets to something or other ....couldn't even pay attention as all I could think is MORE plans....afraid I would blow so I just umhummed a lot....
go play lets make a deal at HHGregg on the oven I saw
work on the what's going where problem
(this is bigger than anything else as it will probably entail moving several things in multiple locations to new homes)
Then it is of corse Halloween so I will be spending some time with my kids after dinner doing the Halloween stuff.
Thankfully there should only be a couple more days of my neurotic mess.:loop:
I understand completely.
I don't have floors, my house is half painted inside and out, my grass needs one more cut, I still need 2 shelves for my stockpile so i can get my sewing room squared away, budget needs tweaking, bills must be paid, house run, car rolling it goes on and on and on and my dh....
well he works hard everyday and then comes home, watches tv and goes to bed. On the weekends he watches tv. This weekend he has NASCAR($300 I had to find).
He is a GREAT wonderful man and he works hard and is a great provider and that allows me to be home with my kiddos(only one left now) and I do my jobs and I do them very well if I say so myself and I am always doing to save money, pay bills etc.
My dh has never painted a wall, pulled up carpet, vinyl,dug a flowerbed,and I prtty much do all the mowing and yard work.
I am TIRED.
I know you are tired.
Well there are a few things that didn't get done but all in all it was a productive night. DH picked up the oven and went and checked mom's furnace. I got a lot of the closets cleared out and the paint and tools moved and stored appropriately. The craft stuff still needs taken care of as I had to dump the drawers I was useing for them to put in the kitchen. Most of the food is back in the kitchen though. I just pulled all the stuff from the various places it was shoved, dumped it in the floor, vac/cleaned the actual closets, and started putting stuff back where it belonged/getting rid of it. Most of it is done, although the remments will probably take me the rest of the weekend to figure out.
Should be the last day but as the curtain rods haven't all showed yet (as of yesterday), there will be a couple of stray things that lag over. Today will be full but shouldn't be stressfull unless my DH doesn't get the stuff done he said he would. My stress factor should be done. We'll see if he holds up his side of the bargain.
NONE (which is good because I'm on my 4th boss in 3 years and about had it with readjusting to new idiosyncracies (sp))
(never got to them yesterday)
grocery (maybe just plan, maybe go)
this is here becuase I've got Oct's money so managled it's gonna take me awhile to fix it
supervise carpet installation
sort through craft stuff and find it a new home
sort through desk stuff to make space
call on the curtain rods again
make a list of all the odd-ball stuff I need
pick some of it up
take out cabinet
run gas line
fix kitchen electricity
(he shut off all our plugs. I am currently making coffee in the bathroom and the crockpot is going in the other one)
This is after he finishes a 6 hour work day and a soccer game. Good luck to him! ****Angry wife alert *****His fault. We've been discussing this stuff for a long time and he booked his weekend anyway. If it doesn't get finished he's gong to have a very dissapointed/pissed off wife to top it all off.
Cricketlegs- With me working full time as well I think I might have to frying pan my DH in the head if never helped with anything. He does help but it isn't a priority. Everything else comes first.
All the hard stuff is done in the living room so there are only puttery kind of things other than the curtains. I did get all the curtain rods yesterday (which DH will put up today), but I had to take the curtains back as the carpet shade ended up clashing with them. I will be re-hunting for curtains and puttering with the greenery over the next week or so. That is more fun kind of stuff though so I'm not worried about getting it done.
The oven is in, kinda. It's hooked up but still away from the wall because of how the plug falls. Since we're pullig that wall apart after the holidays when we finish the kitchen we're going to let it be for now. The kitchen is functional and neat other than the stuff we yanked from the two cabinets we pulled yesterday for the oven. I'll deal with finding that stuff new homes today.
DH got all my plugs hooked back up (except 1) so I'm ok with leaving that be as well.
The tools are all put up in new homes and by lunch time today a much more peaceful shroud should fall back into place here on the homefront. As soon as I'm done finding the right curtains and puttering with the greenery I'll post pictures.