Bought some big planters and will be getting some for free tonight. Also picked up a lounge chair and small side table. Just waiting for the rain to stop before getting out there and doing something on my patio...
Talked to DH about moving his lumber yard somewhere other than the patio. We have broken down fence 4x4s, firewood, and rocks piled there right now. DH has firewood *5* different places on the property...no, make that *6*. Three outside and three inside the house. I suggested a way to reduce it to 4 locations. We'll see if anything happens. I will be moving it if he doesn't. Though the pile of rocks is problematic...
05-12-2012, 09:34 PM
I got the bedroom painted lavender so now just need to move the mattress. Maybe next week. I am putting up a vinyl wall quote in the laundry closet and hanging curtain rods in the master bedroom, too.
05-13-2012, 02:04 AM
WTG MyMel! I did get the patio cleared off, and the containers/pots set up on it. DH has yet to put together the lounge chair. Maybe tomorrow. We'll see. We aren't in a hurry. We'd rather get the patio garden in first.
05-13-2012, 10:55 PM
Good going, Peanut! I need to do a little outside work, too.
I moved the mattress set down this morning. It's still in plastic so it slid pretty easily over the carpet. I added a bonus goal for myself to paint the sitting room, but this is all dependent on whether I can make my mind up on a color!
05-14-2012, 01:00 PM
Lounge chair is set up on the patio. We bought plants for the pots. Now to put them in the pots! Ran out of time yesterday. Had company in the evening.
05-15-2012, 11:23 AM
Plants are transplanted into the pots. Next up, seeds. This is turning out better than I thought. I need a few more trellises, but I think I know where to get them. A friend scouted some out for me last week. I'll swing by today and see if they have any left.
05-20-2012, 11:45 AM
Awesome, Peanut! I have hot pink vinca, green and pink coleus, and lime green sweet potato vine that need to go in my deck boxes today. My pansies are long kaput and it's time for hot weather plants.
Bought paint for the sitting room - Mother Nature by Behr (sage green). DH and I are on a mini road trip to the next town over to look at some furniture I can paint for a bedroom - update on that later.
05-20-2012, 06:20 PM
Sounds like a lovely combo for the deck MyMel. DH and I are dividing a bed of hostas today, and weeding at the same time. Our patio garden is all planted. We are in serious weeding mode.
I won 2 girls to help clean the house and weed the garden at an auction of our church youth. Tomorrow one of them is coming over to help out. If it rains, we'll be inside. If it's sunny, we'll be outside. I so like feeling well enough to do this work, even if I'm not totally physically fit. My back is my weak spot.
05-21-2012, 04:31 PM
I got the sitting room painted sage green yesterday. The color is "Mother Nature," by Behr.
05-21-2012, 05:03 PM
Two more flower beds weeded. Hosta gone, some delphinium and lily of the valley gone.
Sunroom cleaned from top to bottom, except polishing woodwork. And I'm waiting for the curtains to dry to hang them back up. Stairs cleaned too. Nice.
Think I'll spend the rest of the day doing yardwork.
05-23-2012, 04:11 PM
MyMel, sage green is one of my fav colours. I was originally a blue girl, but over the years I've come to appreciate green. Well, certain types of green.
I've been busy hemming curtains for the sunroom. I washed and shrank them. Now they're set to hang again.
It's been raining here, so no gardening, but lots of dreaming. DH would like to get the windows replaced on the house. Big bucks. But we may do it a bit at a time. Got to sock away some money for it. First job is to get the fence replaced. We're waiting on the neighbor to remove a shed in the back that is over on our property. He's arranged for someone to come pick it up, but they haven't showed yet. We'll see...not sure how it's going to get out of the yard though. It was built in the yard and is too big to go out through the gates of either yard. Hmmm...could be interesting.
05-27-2012, 11:35 AM
I admire the work you ladies are getting done! Today's project for us is to reclaim the office. The "office" is really a small bedroom just packed with stuff that I'm supposed to have access to as a home office. In truth, it's been easy for us to put off organizing it because it's also the only place for the cat's litterbox, so staying away and letting the cat take it over has its appeal. But it's got to be a functional space. I'm tired of not having any space to work in. My job will be tossing trash and reorganizing storage, and DH's job will be to slim our collection of derelict computer parts down in there. There's a closet that DH has stuffed with role playing card games that he never looks at, but I don't have the energy to fight that fight today. I just want to be able to do my work in there this upcoming week.
05-27-2012, 05:43 PM
I need to create a plan to prepare for company this week. We'll see. Need to work on a deep clean of living room, dining room and kitchen.
05-28-2012, 09:07 PM
We *rocked* the office declutter - I'm so proud of DH for getting rid of so many things! It still needs some organization and cleaning, but it's much better than it was. I'm working on some kitchen decluttering tonight and listing a few items on eBay. I'm trying the FlyLady plan, though I've been a little slow with the Baby Steps. It's helping a lot though; the kitchen is almost always clean now even though I'm cooking consistently. That in itself is a major improvement.
05-29-2012, 12:17 PM
Peanut, I like to have a little green in every room of the house!
I got the middle bedroom painted "Renoir Beige" by Behr over the weekend. It needs a few touchups but otherwise lookin' good. June's goal: prime and paint craft room yellow.