Thursday, November 1, 2012

October Recap

It's the end of the month again.  Seriously, where are the months going?  They just seem to be flying by.  It will be Christmas before we know it.  If only we could slow down time just a little bit :-)

But since it's the end of the month, it's time for our monthly recap.  A look back of what we were able to accomplish this month.   

Prime Sun Room

My goal before it got too cold was to get the sun room primed.  I wished I could get it painted as well, but I knew that wasn't going to happen until next spring.  That's okay.  I have a little bit to finish up out there (pictures soon), but for the most part this can be crossed off the list.

Finish the upstairs bathroom bathtub

This one turned into a huge project.  We didn't anticipate having to replace the wall above the tub, but we had too.  Once that was done, it was smooth sailing.  We installed the waterproof stuff around the tub and then installed new trim, which I just finished painting!  Then we decided that since we would be caulking the new trim, we should probably re-caulk the whole tub.  If you have ever re-caulked anything, you know how unbelievable awful fun this can be.  It was a lot of work, but it was worth it.

Install the new fan and lights in the bathroom  

The upstairs fan didn't have a exhaust fan, so we added one!  It's so nice to have one upstairs now, hopefully it will take care of the mold problem we had in the bathroom before.  And with the addition of this fan, we got a new overhead light and night light.  Surprisingly, we use the nightlight every day.  It's lovely.

Install new outlets and switches in the bathroom

This was done the same day we installed the fan.  We figured if we were working on it, we might as well do everything.  I love our new rocker switches.  Now if only I could remember what all of them are for.  

Look for furniture for the sun room

Okay, so we haven't found any furniture for this room, but we've been looking and that's what our goal was.  We think we have it narrowed downed and it looks like a trip to Ikea.  I can't wait to have this room done.  It will be so nice to have a little escape from the world.  And J's parents have given us a little infrared heater to try.  If we like it and it keeps the room warm, we'll be investing in a more substantial one for out there (and maybe a fire place).

Paint the cafe table and chairs

Our little $25 table and chair investment is looking good.  We scraped her all down and then added a layer of hammered bronze and a little green.  It looks amazing.  We're currently in the process of finding a piece of round glass for the table.  We figure it will make the table more usable to have a flat surface.  

Decorate for fall

Oh yeah, this was an important one.  I love fall and I was more then happy to bring a little fall into the house.  And I wanted to bring in more then the dead leaves that were tracked in everyday (which the cat then ate and then preceded to vomit everywhere).  So I added some fun things here and there to celebrate autumn.  

Rake leaves and clean the gutters

Okay, this one was an actual important one.  We raked all the leaves to the street and then climbed up on the roof to clean out all the gutters.  We have a lot of trees around us, so this is an all day job.  I guess that's one of the downsides to living among the trees.  It's a dirty job, but one that has to be done.    

Not a bad list.  I'm pretty impressed with what we were able to accomplish this month.  And a big thanks to J's parents for helping us finish up the bathroom work.  
What did everyone else accomplish this month?  Did you have a lot of leaves to take care of every fall?  

*Side note: I'm feeling much better, thanks for all the get wells.  This last bug only seemed to last about 48 hrs, which I'm thankful for.  


Rose said...

Wow, lots of accomplishments this month! It will be great to have such a beautiful upstairs bathroom to use everyday. Glad to hear that you're feeling better.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Wow, that's quite a list! Congrats on getting so much done!
Those little weekend projects always seem to turn into so much more, don't they!