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I'm finally getting around to doing this post, which is one of only 2 posts I try to make certain I do.  The other post is, of course, the yearly round-up.  So it's with mild guilt that I realize I've not posted this until nearly Feb.


1)  roofer came and fixed roof for a reasonable price, but then told me to save $$ for a new roof this year or next. Goal: $10k for a 30yr concrete job.
2) I need to fix the garage door.  Which means I really need to get someone out to look at it, update the radio signal to a new code for a new set of garage door remotes, and to fix/ repair the track/ lever thing.  Or replace the track and door.
3) I need to repair – or more likely, replace – the outside door to the kitchen.
4) I also need to replace the one window in my living room that’s cracked.  It’s possible this will be part of a set replacement, but it completely depends on what I can do at the time.
5) I have a number of outside outlets, and outlets in the kitchen, that do not work.  I need to get those fixed.
6) I need to get the door to my bedroom fixed.  This *will* be a replacement, because although the door is new, it was hung in-correctly.
7) I need to repair the light above roomie’s vanity.
8) I need to fix the window casings where the prior owner’s dog chewed on them.  This may end up being done in conjunction with an update on casements.

1)    Finally get to change this one - I'm working on a change-out of the office shelving scheme.  Part 1 is getting all the books off the old shelves, part 2 is finishing the new shelves.  Part 1 is about half-way done in terms of time, 3/4 of the way done in terms of items.  Part 2 might end up waiting a bit until fall.
2) I would like to replace the side-light frames of the front door with new solid-side thingies.  (I hate the side windows on the front door.  You should be able to run around naked in your own house without getting arrested, and the sidelights prevent that.  It’s annoying.)
3) I need to primer-paint the bathrooms.
4) I want to finish painting all the trim.
5) I want to get window film for the windows, and also wood casing updates, and curtains.  This is an expensive project that will probably be put off until most of the rest of the stuff is done.  (ETA1: I keep forgetting, but this has to wait until I replace the windows.  Thre's currently ugly lattice-work in the windows, which are double-hung jobs.  My preference is for German-style windows: unmarred glass, single-hung windows that swing in or out.  This will probably need new casements, too, but we'll see.)
6)    Yes, I’d like to update the kitchen, but that will probably have to wait a while.   what's left: cabinets, new appliances, backsplash, new counter-top 7)    It is more likely I will be able to paint the master bedroom walls, ceiling, and stencil lines.
8)    I also want a wall-mural of Neuschwannstein in winter (which can be done via wallpaper).

GARDEN stuff:

This is purely the section for the partierre garden. 

  1) Build 2  boxes
  2) Place boxes and pavers
  3) Fill the boxes with soil
  6) Seed the boxes with seeds bought from organic farmers.
  7) Need to acquire a lawn/leaf bag to catch grass clippings for the compost pile
8) Ok, I need to replace or repaint the wrought iron I do have - it's rusting pretty good, and looks like cr*p.
  9) Black plastic over the area surrounding the 1 box i have, to kill weeds.
  10) clip excess chicken wire.
  11) Finish with the sand out there
  12) Clear the weeds back there.
  13) Cedar Mulch where appropriate
  14) Plant flowers this year...


The major goal this year is to keep landscaping materials to $50 a month.  This is necessary to be sure I’ll have enough money to save for things on the wish list.

1)    Price how much it would cost to turn the front ditch into a River Runs Through It
2)    Work with Landscaper to generate a plan for my yard
3)    As I'd mentioned in the 2015 round-up post, I screwed up making the front patch and furnace patch nice and pretty.  So now I'm doing this in sections, and I've got 2 initial sections, 1 on either side of the sidewalk right in front of the door.  I've got .75 of the first done.  Not sure when the 2nd will be done, but should be before summer heat.

4)    Price out concrete for extra parking space.
5)    All I need to do on the furnace patch is the capstones on the 2-stone high wall.
6)    Mowing upkeep
7)    Goal: clear and mulch 20ft along the back fence.

Still not going to specify working on Archery this year.  I would like to be able to put up the Archery Lane, but that’s not a garuntee in any event.  So instead, the Archery stuff is ‘rolled into’ the Landscaping list, albeit a bit hidden.

However, I *am* going to add the goals of:
    a) Creating a stumpwork piece, and entering it into at least one A&S contest.  And also:
    b) Remember to photograph the garden and the stumpwork as it is being completed.

I’m rolling over every stitching thing this year.
    1) Finish cross-stitch piece for a work friend's house-warming gift
    2) Work a small stumpwork kit this year
    3) Try to make Dorsett buttons this year.

    4) Finish another Mag7 Doggie (I've taken this kit to work to work on my lunch hours)
    5) I have another smallish piece for a friend for Christmas... yes, already past - what, you expected me to be fast?

    6) Laney's sampler (and no, I *didn't* set a single stitch on this last year, why do you ask?)
7) I'm really thinking about doing a 'narrative embroidery' and donating it to the Navy SEAL museum.  Right now my goal on this is to decide on a cohesive narrative and draw said narrative out.  It's likely that if I get this far, this piece will take over my life for a bit.

FANFIC - I rolled over everything from last year:
  1) I still... have those two essays on writing to finish!
  2) Finish Seventh Gift
  3) See if I can't make progress on the TS cross-over
  4) Upload stories to Dreamwidth, and AO3
  5) Start Projects on:
      a) LB!JD is actually a girl
      b) Alternate Ending to 'Something Wicked'
  6)  Contact Seremela and talk to her about permission to post LMG, since this story depends so heavily on hers.
  7) Finish slice-of-life stories
  8) Finish Highlander-AU first 3 stories
  9) The Bitter Glass (Green Day 'verse story)

Personal ADMIN:
  1) Organize household items, including
       a) disaster kit
  2) Transfer data from old laptops to PC, when i get it.
  3) Make the database for my library
  4) File rest of bills from 2012 – and now, also 2013!... and now 2014...2015...
  5) Convert VHS and audio tapes to updated platforms. (Contingent on buying platform converters)
  6) Make a list of cyclical maintenance duties and times due.
9) pay good chunk of personal CC

  1) Make an exercise plan and stick to it, although be prepared to be flexible.
      a) Include Kinnect-X games, and
      b) Put Kinnect-Play on the Calender Schedule program with the household chore list.
  2)  Stick to Cross-fit program I found.  This is really a 'cross-fit for weenies' program, for the seriously out of shape.  It does assume all your joints are working, so I have scaled down parts even more than it already is.  It's a 100-day program.  My goal for the first run-through is to get into the habit.  My goal for the second run-through is to do the routines as written.  I may still have to substitute for running, but I hope I can do the other exercises as prescribed.

Notes: Ideal weight-loss should be 1-2 pounds a week.

FURNITURE PROJECTS (all rolled over):

1) Finish that silly chair!
      a) make two matching wood sides (this is a dremel-project, and includes finding my tools... somewhere in the garage...)

  1) Acquire Garden Software to help Plan Garden and Gardening Stages.
  3) Acquire a VHS to DVD converter
  4) An audio-tape to CD converter,
  5) Replace professionally-produced products with the newer professionally-produced versions.
  6) Buy a new tv  (look, the old one is a 1994 Toshiba… that came with rabbit ears.  No lie.)
  7) Buy an XBOX 360
  8) Kinnect X
  9) Consider buying a household organization software
  10) Patio/Deck Design Software
  11) Household Design Software
  12) Get a calligraphy desk and comfortable chair
  13) Get a cabinet for use in that area
  14) computer desk kit
  15) lawn-leaf bag for mower
  16) tow-behind cart for mower
  17) Rocking Chair
  18) Ashley furniture set
  19) Running boards, tonneau cover, and bed extender for Zeke
  20) New roof

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