Where has the time gone? It’s officially Spring – and I have yet to Spring Clean (though I have been keeping the house “surface cleaned” and company ready). I had big plans to break the deep cleaning up all through the month of March, but I was so bogged down with studying for an exam at the beginning of the month that I barely even registered it was March (side note – I found out last week, I passed the exam: 5 A.R.E. exams down, 2 to go!)
And then there’s my project list…with all the deadlines long since past. I am working on them though – particularly #2: home office/gym renovation. We have stripped the walls down to the studs, ripped up the carpet, upgraded the electrical panel for the house that is located in this room, rewired a few of the circuits, replaced duct work to the den that previously ran through the kitchen cabinets now relocated into a fur down in this space, and stripped paint off of the ceiling beams.
I don’t have a picture of our room, but this is similar to what the ceiling looks like in the space – except that the beams have been painted (currently, they are a horrible yellowed off-white color). We are working, one room at a time, to get the beams back to natural wood. It’s not a fun process.
Apparently, at one time, the entire room – exposed decking, ceiling beams, walls, and all – was painted teal. We’ve previously renovated the living room, and that entire room was painted mauve. I really question what the previous owners were thinking, but then again, the house was built in the 50’s.
Anyway, home office/gym renovation is in full swing and when we get that finished, I will be able to tackle the filing system (#1 on my project list) – as we have already designated a space for a beautiful new filing cabinet. Most people probably don’t think a filing cabinet is a thing of beauty, but this should tell you how out of hand my current system is.
#3 on the list, clean out the storage shed, will happen one warm weekend. We’ve had a recent return of winter, and there’s no way I’m going to tackle that dark, damp place in 30 degree temperatures.
#4 – lose 10 pounds – that’s the one I’ve been concentrating on the most. Halfway there.
Well, at least there’s progress. Who needs deadlines?