I am not going to say the “R” word. I don’t make those lists. Heaven knows I need improving, but I prefer small goals through out the year instead of a long list that gets overwhelming. Some bloggers are picking one word as their “word of the year”. That seems more manageable. If I had to pick one I would say FOCUS. I am a scatterbrain. Too many ideas and thoughts whizzing through my head at all times. I even have trouble sleeping because I can’t get my mind to slow down. I forget things. And sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the thoughts and thing I need to do. I need to learn to focus on one thing at a time and be more organized in thought.
Anyway, I am looking forward to a new year full of new adventures, new ideas and new projects. I decided to let you see what still has not been done here at my house. I don’t know how much of it will get done in 2012, but I hope at least some of it does (fingers crossed we have no more lay offs!!!).
The Basement bathroom. The previous owners added this bathroom and we have done ZERO work to it. It needs a wall built between it and the laundry room, tile on the floor, molding around the window, paint on the walls, and a door installed. There is also a big ole hole in the sewer line. I have a rag stuffed in there now. That section will need to be cut out and replaced.
The playroom. It is a good thing I have easy going boys who could care less what their space looks like and that the cement floors are smooth so I can mop easily. We need to hide all the electrical up in the ceiling and add sheet rock to the ceiling, build a closet, install a beam on the ceiling where we knocked down a wall, add sheet rock around the exposed duct work, add a window, install carpet. YIKES! I am overwhelmed just typing the list. But man oh man, When I get to the decorating part I have some BIG ideas!!!
(See the arrow in the top pic? That would be a towel plugging the hole from the old dryer vent. Sad.)
The laundry room. It is sunny and that is all it has going for it. It is small and has so many wires, cords, duct work and pipes!!!! We need to rip the ceiling down like we did in the playroom so we can hide most of that up in there. It also needs tile on the floor and a some help around the window. I have some fun ideas on how to maximize this small space.
Once all that is done we can replace the old carpet in the basement. It grosses me out. Not only is it old, but it is 3 different colors. Dark green for the stairs, mint green for the hallway, and brown for the bedrooms.
Our yard needs a lot of work too. We added a sprinkler system, grass, and a fence (on one side) a year and a half ago. We need to put up the other side of the fence and then we can “decorate”. We have promised the kids we would build them a club house for the past 3 years. They have been patient as we have dealt with 2 lay offs. It is number one priority this year :)
I will also be doing something AMAZING with this little space…….
This is the view outside my office and I am SOOOOOOO excited for what I have planned here. I wanted to do it last year and I actually started it. A week later my hubby was laid off. I am hoping it gets done this year.
These are all the big things I would like to tackle. There are plenty of smaller projects on my list as well. Either way, I know I will be busy in 2012!!!
What are your projects you hope to cross off your list this year?????
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