I got started on my tackle it list early this week! I cleaned out the pantry, cleaned out the fridge, did almost all the laundry, dishes are done (thanks to some help from Josh!), kitchen is mopped and litter is changed! YAH!
However, I STILL have a long list of items that need to be completed. Today, I plan to work on Reagan's room and touch up the paint and put away some clothes that I've left scattered in the closet. Then the room gets closed off again until we're ready to put the house on the market...no little messy hands messing it up! That's what the family room is for!
Next on the list is sprucing up the laundry room. I need to finish cleaning it. Then, I need to touch up paint and repair an area in the laminate, for which I already have the extra tiles! Hopefully it'll be easy enough--I just have to convince Josh to let me use his utility knife without saying why. If I even mention I'm tackling cutting something without his help, he'll flip (he is terrified of me using knives which dates back to right after we were married and an unfortunate incident with my thumb, a knife and a pototo which led to a hospital visit, which led to an infection..you get the point!)
I am also going to continue to work on packing this week and hopefully get to use my new carpet steamer...ok, how boring does your life have to be for you to get excited about a new carpet steamer and a new mop?? Yep, that's me----I. AM. PATHETIC.
The only other items on my list are ordering a repair kit for a small hole in my closet (we put in new shelves and removed old ones and it left a nice gaping hole..luckily not too big for me to repair myself!), contacting the insurance company about a claim for Josh's laptop, mailing out some packages for friends that have had a baby or are having a baby.
I can't wait til the weather gets nicer so I can plant a few flowers, paint the fence, stage the backyard and wood putty and gel stain the doors (I've decided to nix the repair man in case you couldn't tell!)
Oh, two other things...at some point, we really need to do our taxes. Ugh. I DREAD DOING TAXES, but I hate filing extensions or rushing to get it done at the last minute! And secondly, we need to prepare a networking letter to send out to family and friends about us adopting and print up some business cards that can go out with it too.
Whew! I think that'll make for a full week!