Friday, February 26, 2016

Obsessed With Checking Things Off The List

Do you ever get so focused on a project that you let everything else fall by the wayside?

That's how I feel about our "get the house ready to sell" list. I look at it several times a day to see how much progress I've been making. I scour it looking for things I can delete off the list.
Yes, delete. 

The list is on a spreadsheet on my computer. I have a list on the spreadsheet and a calender with the projects on the list scheduled for during the week and on the weekend. It's booked with things to do to get the house ready to sell ever single week and weekend until the end of April.

Unfortunately, the items on the list aren't very know, something that would make a good blog post. The things on the list are things like painting the front door frame, painting the back of the guest room door, finish the kitchen shelf paper, etc. 

Yes, very exciting!

I think there are 4 blog posts in the list: 
1. New tile and frameless glass shower 
2. New paint for the master bathroom 
3. Garden tour after the new mulch is down and 
4. A final house tour when it's all done.

That's it.

If you've been following me for awhile you know that I've been sick (sick in bed sick) since last year because I'm healing from lyme disease. I haven't been in bed the whole time, but I've really lacked the energy to do a lot. Fortunately, I've been feeling really great and have energy(most days) the past 3-4 weeks. I've had some energy and felt ok since the beginning of September-off and on. You can read my other blog if you really to know the details. You can find it HERE.

I'm so grateful that my energy has returned just in time to work on this list. Mr. DIY could not have done this large list all by himself by the end of April.

Mr. DIY painted the walls in the toilet area of our Master Bath. He'll be painting the rest of the bathroom after we reno the shower. I love the new paint color - It's Silver Strand (taken down 25% lighter) from Sherwin Williams. 

I've been busy painting all the trim in the house, including the baseboard and door in this area. 

I painted the little box that's on the toilet with some Annie Sloan chalk paint and used some sandpaper to distress it a bit.

Here's how it looked before:

Here's my favorite quote these days...

That's all I have for now...back to painting!

Hope you're having a good day



  1. Glad you have energy some days. Gail

  2. Glad you're feeling better. I love deleting things off of my to-do list too!


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