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.