Friday, August 15, 2008

Summer To Do list

I made up a To Do list before my summer 'holiday' (ha!) began.
At the top of the list was sorting and purging the entire house. (I never said my To Do list was realistic.)

Bathroom renovations have made this impossible until now since I was to busy shopping.(ugh)
Earlier this week I finally found time to at least make a start.
I decide to start with 'my' room. I redecorated it over the Christmas break a couple of years ago and called it the garden room.

The kids however just call it the computer room. (For obvious reasons.)
As you can see I was hard at work until a passing tail caught my eye.
Oh look. Jada's friend Diesel has dropped by to visit.
What are the two of you up too?!
No wrestling in the house! Sigh.
So. . .

What's on the agenda for today?

After having been awaking by the doorbell and Jada's frantic barking at 5:30 this morning,( someone sent a cab to the wrong address) I've cleaned my kitchen ( no way am I showing you pictures of the before on that one!) and I had breakfast in the front garden.

As all the commotion woke Henry up early, he took Jada for her morning walk giving me more time to work (not too sure that was a favour.)

I'm working in the basement today, which considering how hot it's going to get, is probably a good thing.

I had started putting together these new storage shelves and then realized that if I put them up, my contractor wouldn't be able to get stuff downstairs once he started working on that bathroom (early next week?)This makes organizing all the 'stuff' in the hallway much more difficult and means I have no choice but to do the one job I've be avoiding.

Cleaning out the cold room under the stairs.

There is no picture of this room as I'm convinced that the smell of whatever has died and/or is rotting under there would come at you through the computer (it's that bad!)

I just couldn't do that to you. It's bad enough that I have to do it! (shudder!)

See that bit of purple at the end of this hall? It's the doorway to what used to be Crystal's room.

Looks like Jesse has a To Do list of his own!

Someone's happy to take the wall down.
Finally. His room will be larger than a small closet.
Have a great weekend everyone!
* Update
I'm a coward! I still haven't opened the door to the cold room. I'm cleaning everything but!
I'll let you know when I've conquered my fear.


Brenda Kula said...

So we're both in the bathroom wars! Funny when you have one toilet and you're used to two, the difference it makes. I shouldn't be complaining. Some folks have to walk long distances for a pail of water! They left my bathtub (delivery men) in my driveway out back and didn't let me know this morning. Went out there and it was raining on the boxes of stuff! Men!

Jenny said...

I need someone to come in and purge for me. I get caught up in papers and sentimentalities and it gets me nowhere. I yearn to have a clutter-free home, but I'm clueless where to start.

I really like your garden room, Rosa. Keep up the good work and it will be finished in no time!

Tamara Jansen said...

If I was you, the first thing I would do is purge those 2 big dogs:)

Sorry to all those dog lovers out there, but those are big, scary dogs, no matter how cute they look in photo.

marina said...

I make myown housecleaning list in 1st of September every year and I'm starting cleaning as soon as the children go to school. Last year we (me and my husband) painted the walls so I have at least clean walls.

PS: Can I have a closer picture of mums? I can't understand what kind of plant it is but it's absolutely beautiful that green carpet!!!

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