Tuesday, March 1, 2016

2016 Project Wishlist

I realized it has been more than 6 months since I did a project wishlist and I thought it would be nice to look at what we've done since last July when I published the last one.
  1. Refinish floor in the sewing room
  2. Move back into the sewing room
  3. Stain side fence & pergola
  4. Modify front porch  & install hybrid charging station
  5. Plan & start master bathroom remodel
  6. Waste weeks of my life in Star Citizen (I sort of did this, but I played Final Fantasy 14 instead. I am happy to say, however, that I have not played regularly since Xmas.)
  7. Prime/Paint/Stain/Shellac basement bathroom
  8. Install flooring/fixtures in basement bathroom
  9. Clean bricks and install "floor" under pergola
  10. Install backyard path
About the masonry on the front porch, we hired Pedro from A Better Chimney again last July. He did a nice job for us back in 2010 when he repointed our bricks. But tragically, after he demo'd the porch in preparation for putting in the new brick, he got sick. Really sick. (Cancer sick, not flu sick.) After a time, he did come out and put in some bricks to at least close the hole, but the project is still not done. And it's been sitting there unfinished, with a tarp covering the area, for MONTHS. I should probably just find another mason to finish it, but I'm sort of at a loss what do to about the whole thing.

Despite the gaming, I am really pleased with our progress this time around. Hopefully we can keep up the motivation and breeze thru another 6 month list.
  1. Finish master bathroom remodel
  2. Finish sewing room curtains
  3. Modify front porch  & install hybrid charging station
  4. Clean bricks and install "floor" under pergola
  5. Install backyard path
  6. Build raccoon/rat-safe chicken coop
  7. Front door leaded glass pattern
Honestly, if we get all these done, I'll be really pleased. Jeff has found one of his friends enjoys working in the yard with him, so there is a good chance the backyard projects will happen this time around.

And, in the unlikely event I have spare motivation, I'll throw up a few more tasks that are on the long-term list.
  1. Stencil the basement bathroom
  2. Buy that rug I've been lusting over for the living room
  3. Stencil the living room frieze
  4. Stencil the dining room frieze
  5. Reupholster that morris chair
And there we go. I guess I'll revisit this list in 6 months or so and we'll see how we did.

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