". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Work Day

Yesterday we called a house and yard jihad, cancelling school and declaring war on our property. Everyone helped.

Well, almost everyone.

(Photo credit: Evan)

Here's a picture of our whiteboard with the list of things that we wanted to get done. (The house and yard items are in the bottom left quadrant; the other lists pertain to other things like school, errands, or longer term projects.)

Here's what we accomplished:
Replace bad light switch in Evan's room
Everyone clean his or her own bedroom
Dust inside of china cabinet
Vaccuum cobwebs in ceilings and corners
Organize school supplies
Vacuum & dust
Clean bathrooms
Switch house house air flow to direct upward, close downstairs vents and open upstairs ones for summer cooling
Put away clutter and personal belongings around the house
Replace sunroom storm windows with screens
Throw out dead sunroom plants
Lubricate sticky sliding glass door
Pick up doggie poo
Pull weeds
Pick up yard trash and debris
Set out deck chairs
Connect garden hoses
Sweep steps and sidewalk

It's nice to have a neater house and yard!

(Photo credit: Evan)

And a clean bedroom!

Here's what didn't get done:
Trim shrubs
Clean windows
Wash curtains
We're having another work day on my husband's next day off (Tuesday) and if necessary, again the week after that. We have to get our garden planted! And there are still lots of things on the longer term task list, such as organizing books, cleaning the carpet, getting caught up on putting photos in albums, filing/shredding paperwork, and doing various small house beautification projects such as painting. But I think we got an amazing amount accomplished yesterday, don't you? Thanks, family! You're a great team!


Joy said...

*sigh* Come do my house next, mmkay? I'm overwhelmed, mostly because I just can't choose housework over a crying baby.

Elephantschild said...

OutsidePick up doggie poo

Well, it's good you got those two in the proper sequence!

Karen said...

We're in the same mood over here. If the house and yard are in good shape, I don't feel guilty enjoying the sunshine......if it ever returns!