Saturday, August 14, 2010

Productivity

So after a large portion of the summer being very unproductive, we finally got some stuff accomplished these past two weekends. With the impending arrival of Baby O, there is a lot that needs to be done in our apartment, which mostly consists of organization and making it look like a home. The last thing I need is my mom coming out here in November and seeing a half finished apartment.

So, on our list of things to accomplish before November is:

1. Purchase a new sofa and love seat
2. Purchase a new crib, changer, and dresser
3. Clean and organize the office/storage room
4. Organize our bedroom to make room for crib
5. Switch out the old computer desk for the new one
6. Put up curtains in living room
7. Put up blinds/curtains in main bathroom
8. Put up blinds/curtains in small bathroom
9. Put up curtains in dining room
10. Put up all pictures, art, and other various wall hangings
11. Purchase china cabinet for china still trapped in boxes
12. Put up curtains in kitchen
13. Complete cross stitch name picture for Baby O
14. Order pictures for and complete wedding frame collage
15. Clean apartment!!!

So that is 15 things we need to have completed in 3 months. Of course #15 is an ongoing task that never seems to be completed. I hope we're up to the challenge :)

Well, last weekend we completed #3, 5, and 10. The office looked like this before. As you can see, we're being overrun by military gear! I found no less than 6 military bags of various sizes in addition to 3 backpacks that were still in their plastic.


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After, it looked like this! We still have some odds and ends and a few boxes in there, but that's our china so we can't unpack it until we get a china cabinet. I was so excited to be able to move around in there and actually use the office when I worked from home on Friday.


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And this weekend, we completed #6 and 12. Our living room looked very barren with no curtains and the ghetto blinds that were left by the previous renters. You can see the poor collage frames leaning against the fireplace just waiting for our wedding pictures 2 years after the fact.


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And the finished product! It literally took us most of the day to get those suckers hung. Turns out the frames on the windows were very reluctant to accept the screws. Now keep in mind that I bought these curtains back in March and they've been sitting in their bags just waiting to be hung. And you can see proof in all of the "after" pictures that we did get our pictures and art hung on the walls.


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So now our to list looks like this:

1. Purchase a new sofa and love seat
2. Purchase a new crib, changer, and dresser
3. Clean and organize the office/storage room
4. Organize our bedroom to make room for crib
5. Switch out the old computer desk for the new one
6. Put up curtains in living room
7. Put up blinds/curtains in main bathroom
8. Put up blinds/curtains in small bathroom
9. Put up curtains in dining room
10. Put up all pictures, art, and other various wall hangings
11. Purchase china cabinet for china still trapped in boxes
12. Put up curtains in kitchen
13. Complete cross stitch name picture for Baby O
14. Order pictures for and complete wedding frame collage
15. Clean apartment!!!

Wish us luck!

~AKO

1 comments:

Poekitten said...

It looks good! Isn't it great to cross stuff off your list? I love the feeling of having things done. And I hate how you have to keep cleaning...I'm avoiding dishes at the moment:)