Every 4 years..

THE OLYMPICS. Seriously, they are addicting. So addicting that I am REALLY glad we got the pantry done prior to the opening ceremonies, otherwise we would still be adding to our collection of canned tomatoes.

In other words, for the past two weeks, we have been absolutely useless. Unless you base usefulness on if we can answer trivia questions about “twizzles” or Julia Mancuso…in which case we would be useful again.

Watching the Olympics reminded us that having short-term and long-term goals are super important, SOOOO..here are our 2014 House Goals:

  • Get new boiler before next winter. Ours is currently WAY old, uses oil (expensive) and is potentially unsafe to use, so we haven’t. We’ve used our heat pump included in our A/C unit -we’d love to convert to Natural Gas, but haven’t fully explored our options yet..

Kitchen:

  • Finish installing door frame in to den (so that we can install/paint the last pieces of chair rail and baseboards)..BTW, we ripped this out a few months ago and never posted about it, but it’s not like it is breaking news or anything…
  • Hang Art
  • Install new windowsill on window above the sink and install/paint the trim and window
  • Hunt down a small table for a little breakfast nook

Dining Room:

dining

  • Prep for paint
  • Paint walls
  • Paint baseboard heater cover
  • Choose and Install window treatments

Guest Bedroom:IMG_2497

  • Prep for paint
  • Paint walls
  • Paint baseboard heater cover
  • Choose and Install window treatments

Downstairs Bathroom:

downstairs bath

  • Paint vanity cabinets
  • Prep for paint
  • Paint walls
  • Paint baseboard heater cover
  • Choose and Install window treatments

Upstairs Bathroom:

upstairs bath

  • Prep for paint
  • Paint walls
  • Paint baseboard heater cover

Garage/Utility Room:

  • Storage Solutions/Organize
  • Paint?

“Den” and “Sunroom”

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  • Gut both rooms completely (We would like to keep some of the wood paneling for possibly an accent wall and maybe keeping the wood ceiling in the den? We aren’t sure yet, but will definitely be doing drywall in both rooms primarily-the room is way too dark, but we don’t want to strip the ‘personality’ from the house completely.)
  • Insulate (No, we don’t currently have insulation in the house at all, other than the insulation in the kitchen. Yes, it has been a cold winter, and yes, we are SNOWoverit.)
  • Install/Hire out drywall in both rooms
  • Rip out faux-brick flooring in “Sun room” and replace with….something?
  • Paint existing or install new windows/window sills

 

That is all for now! We’ll revisit this in December and see how far we get!! Hopefully we’ll do better than this guy:

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Ouch. (GIF from: http://elitedaily.com/sports/the-25-biggest-fails-from-the-2014-winter-olympics-in-sochi/ )

 

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