Works for Me Wednesday
In 2009 I had the goal to at least once a month finish something on the never-ending to-do list. I’ve felt the need lately to resurrect that goal, so this month we’re starting again! I’m not even waiting for the new year (see this post which provided some motivation)! And I really need to make it a weekly goal, not a monthly one. Most of these tasks should take just a couple of minutes, and even those that take longer have intermediate “finishing” spots. It’s really just a matter of taking the time to do them!
- got out the ladder to reach the joint compound
- unscrewed the necessary light switch plates
- puttied around the openings
- got out the wood putty to fix a crack in some molding
- waited a day for it to dry (and even put the joint compound back on the shelf!)
- sanded everything
- got out the ladder again to reach the primer
- primed everything
- did the regular errands while that dried
- got out the ladder again to reach the paint
- painted all the spots (six different colors, which meant washing the brush multiple times)
- hauled out the vacuum to clean up all the sanding dust (which should have been done after the sanding, but oh, well)
- waited for everything to dry again
- screwed the light switch plates back in place
- lost one screw so the job still wasn’t finished!
- found a replacement screw (actually Wayne did) so now it’s done!!
I’m noticing that tasks that require getting out a ladder have a hard time making it to the top of the list! For example, last week as part of cleaning out the computer room I made a little pile of things that belong on the top shelf of one of the kitchen cupboards. The pile is still there. So, as soon as I’m done with this (and maybe even before!), I’ll grab the step-stool and put them away properly.
I finally went through and unpacked all the boxes with things the movers took off our walls. Now I need to decide what to do with all the pictures. We finally figured this would be a good wall for the circle pedigree chart. That was a couple of weeks ago. How long should it take to get a hammer and a couple of nails to get it hung?
Some things will definitely get finished, because they’re fun to do! Here’s the afghan I started so I’d have something to do while listening to conference and waiting for Michelle during seminary. Don’t be surprised if it’s completed before any of these other things!