And now for the lists

Not the fighting kind (wherein I don’t do anything other than sit around, drink furtively, and sometimes nap. Or knit. But not at the same time.

No, I’m talking about the “of things to do” kind. Buying the house has now made my dreamy planning more of a reality, and with all that dreamy planning comes actual things I have to do. So the list is:

1. Get the floors refinished (This is a week from being done, as it was part of what we negotiated from the seller. There will be weird kitchen camping, done by my husband, and means that we will have to play furniture Tetris over the weekend.)

2. Install ceiling fans in the two smaller bedrooms, as they are stuffy.

3. Buy some hanging plants for the porch.

4. Get to the container gardening for the back deck.

5. Shampoo the stinky area rug to put in the master bedroom.

6. GARAGE SALE (Jennie has the same problem, so we’re doing this together. Possibly also with Blogless Lea)

7. Chimney caps

8. Fireplace doors (so that we don’t get sooty cat prints all over the house, and can do something else with the canvases in front of the fireplaces)

9. Paint the inside (this will take several months)

10. Paint the outside (this will take more than several months)

And then there’s a big list of other stuff, which includes (but is not limited to) refinishing the attic, laying new tile in the bathrooms, installing new fixtures in the bathrooms, building an island in the kitchen, putting more cabinetry in the kitchen, installing fans on the porch, and also painting the porch ceiling blue, like they do in the South (or so I’m told).

Firstly, though there will be the rearranging, and then the re-rearranging of furniture so that our floors are non-carpeted and lovely. Which is soon.

I think I’m feeling a little better about this.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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5 Responses to And now for the lists

  1. Sondra says:

    Yay! So happy to hear about the floors. They look aaaamazing. Can’t wait to come see you/ new house renos. Sorry about missing DC this year…but looking forward to HHN and HP! Hooray for fall! Anyway, I just wanted you to know that I stalk you on the web when you’re not looking and that you’re, as Willie puts it, Always on my mind. 🙂 ❤

  2. Katy says:

    Congratulations to you and Sawyer! Let me know if you need any contractor recommendations, as Dan and I have been knee deep in fixer-upper work ourselves for the last few months!

    • HappyGoth says:

      Thanks! I may just email you; we’re brand new to this fixing thing and eventually we’ll likely need somebody’s help (although we’re going to try to do as much of it as possible ourselves)!

      Congrats on yours, too, though I’m a little late…

  3. flawed says:

    This is so exciting! I hope you keep us up to date on the progress (with photos); I love “before & after” pics. Also, have you considered setting up a New Home wishlist or registry? I feel like I should send a housewarming gift, and your to-do list is helpful, but a spelled-out “we need this” would be even more helpful. And, if the idea to get you a housewarming gift got through my thick skull, I’m sure others feel the same.

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