Sunday, May 30, 2010

A house slowly becoming a home

I had a long list when I bought my house, a list of to-dos and to-buys and to-learns. I'm not very far down the list, but since I lose perspective when I only think of everything left on the list and not the things I've accomplished, I sat down to do an accounting of my house.

Check, double check:
dining room table and chairs
wireless network printer
basketball hoop (this is just a check, not a double check...still crooked)
rip out massive juniper bushes
re-landscape with two-tiered retaining wall (close enough to count as done)
program the sprinkler system
trim and mow my own lawn
fertilize the yard
gas grill for the back porch
flower pots for the front steps (thanks, Laura)
artwork hung on the walls

Still to come:
refertilize (this time with crab-grass killer)
kill the woodpecker
giant painting for above the fireplace
new kitchen table after Laura moves out
new curtains for the living room and dining room
paint the family room
sofa table/hutch for the entryway
vegetables and flowers for the planting beds in the retaining wall
an adult desk
for that matter, adult bedroom furniture
overhead lights for the living room and family room
stainless steel kitchen appliances
change the furnace filter and clean the dryer vents
start cooking, seriously
table runner for the dining room
patio furniture

So, the to-do is still longer than the have-done, but some of that stuff can be years down the road. I'll just keep slowly plugging along. Congrats to all my friends who have recently bought houses or are days to weeks away from closing. Here's to many happy homes.

1 comment:

MJ said...

You cannot kill the woodpecker. I won't have it.

When he wakes you up early on your day to sleep in, just go with it, think of me, and smile because you have a house in Denver. :)

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