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post #1461 of 1753

Monday:

 

start laundry

repair guy is coming to look at stove

need to pick up some more Halloween candy

buy new toilet paper-holder-thing while out running errands

dump recycling

transfer laundry

continue prep work to paint dining room

transfer laundry and fold, fold, fold

 

 

That's my list.  Good grief.  When did I become such a house wife!?!?


Edited by Ruthiegirl - 10/31/11 at 11:31am
post #1462 of 1753
Good Morning.

Today I:
*made breakfast and coffee
*got DD off to school
*took out the trash and opened the windows
*rinsed the dishes and cleaned the counters
*made the bed
*picked up more Halloween candy
*ran a bunch of errands--gas, appt, bank, grocery
*made lunch and did cleanup

I hope to:
*pay DD's piano school bill
*go trick or treating
Edited by *bejeweled* - 10/31/11 at 12:04pm
post #1463 of 1753
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruthiegirl View Post


Yah, I don't want to wash either, but my walls are splattered with 8 years of fingerprints, tomato sauce, sharpie pen marks, and strange bits of crusty stuff.

 

Somehow, I thought the washing would make everything look better, but not really.  Now the walls and wood just look tired and dirty, where they used to look like a Jackson Pollack done by various children and their lunches.  

 

Painting is easy.  Prep work is laborious.  But the prep work is what makes a paint job look nice.  So, join me and we'll wash together today.  I am finding that an old toothbrush is excellent at getting the nooks and crannies.  Fun times.  

 

 

What are you using to clean your walls?  I was trying to figure out what the deal is with TSP and found some conflicting stuff  --  ie, TSP is bad for the environment/water table but is recommended by San Diego environmental services as a less hazardous cleaner, but then somewhere else that it's outlawed for sale in california and you have to order it through amazon or ebay.  I'm hoping I can get some and use it because it sounds like people think it's way better than anything else for paint prep.  But I don't think it's worth it if it's basically poison.  And at one place I read that you have to wear gloves when you use it or it will cause chemical burns, but I didn't see that anywhere else in my reading.  Hmmmm....

 

So far I have washed the dishes and wiped off stove top and counters.  I need to:

 

--  sweep living room/dining room (my dogs seem to shed just as much as the weather is getting cooler, what's up w/ that?)

--  clear off dining room table (kept it clear for like ten days and all the sudden clutter is back!)

--  probably 1 load of laundry

--  put new waistbands in 3 new pairs of sweats for Milo (he's got such a tiny waist I don't know what I'd do if I didn't sew, I cut his elastic at 17" and newborn patterns recommend 14.5"!)

--  if I can get some tsp (or alternative), start on walls/baseboards  --  will partly depend on whether this check we're waiting for gets here

 

eta:  I just brought up the tsp issue to my husband and he's astounded that anyone would wash the walls before painting.  He claims he's painted tons of walls w/o cleaning.  Sigh...  I wonder if it's worth a try.  Anyone else done it?


Edited by rubidoux - 10/31/11 at 10:34am
post #1464 of 1753

I am just using hot water and lots of rags.  I am 8 months pregnant and don't feel like dealing with any chemicals.  The low VOC paint is bad enough.  

 

I guess you could paint without washing.  I am finding that my walls are dusty even in the spots that are not really dirty.  I want this paint job to last and everything I have read says to clean well or the paint can just end up peeling.  

 

And the washing is going really fast.  The baseboards are taking more time, but that is because I am scraping up bits of old paint as I go.  

 

I have done my chores and have washed wall for the last hour.  That is it for my energy level.  The painting will have to wait till tomorrow.  Off to pick up the kids and get Halloween started!   

post #1465 of 1753
[quote name="rubidoux" url=  I just brought up the tsp issue to my husband and he's astounded that anyone would wash the walls before painting.  He claims he's painted tons of walls w/o cleaning.  Sigh...  I wonder if it's worth a try.  Anyone else done it?
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We painted without cleaning the walls first and it turned out fine. I'm absolutely too lazy to wash the walls first.
post #1466 of 1753

I never wash my walls before painting.. in fact until I joined the military I never washed my walls at all hide.gif

 

I haven't done much for the last few days.. DS is teething again (could this child just get a tooth in please, hes been teething for months and still no teeth) so Im beat. I got a return date for DH so its motivated me to get going on the cleaning. I have to start packing soon! Woohoo! I know Im the only person who would get excited over a move but I can't wait to have my family together again..

 

Today I need to

pay rent

pay electric

make a food list

go food shopping

post office

charge phone, load with minutes

get gas

trip to Michaels- pick up size 19 knitting needles and super bulky red yarn for scarf

trip to dollar tree

check mail

get car insurance

fill out paperwork to transfer car title

pick up around the apartment

vacuum around the apartment

order yarn for sweater Im test knitting for a pattern maker (wowzers you should see the pattern. Its awesome but complicated, I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew there)

make list of things I need to get to make Christmas presents

clean crate and lay new linens down

make my bed and the girls beds

laundry- 1 load

 

Things needed to get done this week

snake drain

frame pictures and hang

print family pictures

research school stuff for next year, activities for drive

get plain shirt for under DD's birthday outfit

dump old litter, clean/disinfect litter box, replace with new litter

take dog/cat on a half hour drive (working on getting them use to the van)

revise moving to do list by time it needs to get done by

wishlist for DD1's birthday

wrap DD2's presents

find cake recipe and make a list of ingredients needed (would it be totally cheating if I used a boxed cake mix?)

transfer van title/get new license plates

moving quotes since I didn't do it last week

tell housing office that we are moving

put in a work request to have the lightening fixture in the kitchen fixed

 

Crafting to get done

finish the two baby outfits I didn't get done last week

Ribbon giraffe

nativity finger puppets

Christmas puppets

Hairtie organizer

Princess finger puppets (x2)

magnetic dolls

pop up book (x2)

1 Santa washcloth

1 gardening girl washcloth


Edited by OkiMom - 11/2/11 at 4:45am
post #1467 of 1753

Rubi- I feel for you and the tiny waist issues.. My children are all small waisted and don't fit into the clothing off the rack. Its one of the motivating factors behind me learning to sew, I got tired of my daughter's skirts and pants falling down when we were out. When I get a chance I want to try my hand in altering the waist to make it adjustable instead of just making it smaller (if that makes any sense)

post #1468 of 1753
Good Morning. It's November 1. smile.gif

Today I:
*made breakfast and coffee
*got DD off to school
*totally cleared some spaces. There was stuff everywhere!
*gathered the trash and opened the windows
*boiled some cloves
*cleaned the pots and the counters
*took down the decorations
*made the bed
*wiped down the bathroom
*scooped the litter box
*relaxed and read reading.gif
*went bike riding bikenew.gif
*took DD to horse riding lesson
*paid DD's piano bill
*made dinner

Have a good night. sleepytime.gif
Edited by *bejeweled* - 11/1/11 at 6:20pm
post #1469 of 1753

Off to run errands.. Its a lot so I think its going to take a while. Specially since the girls aren't being cooperative today.

post #1470 of 1753

Tuesday:

 

 

 

transfer laundry

downstairs bathroom

upstairs bathroom

wash dishes

wipe down kitchen

transfer laundry again

paint at least one section of dining room wood work

make soup and scones for dinner

 

 

 

Didn't get to the upstairs bathroom or the painting...tomorrow! 

 


Edited by Ruthiegirl - 11/1/11 at 4:39pm
post #1471 of 1753

You guys have been busy!

 

So far I have:

 

--  done dishes/quick wipe of kitchen

--  brought in accumulated crap from car

--  cleaned, THOROUGHLY, about 70% of hardwood floor in LR/DR  --  I was totally sweating and decided this was not a one day job redface.gif  --  I got the high traffic areas and went over the spots that my peeing dog hangs out on a lot, sigh, about six times  --  I really hate it when I smell dog or dog pee (I think it's mostly just dog, but I'm paranoid) when I walk through the door

--  started load of laundry 

 

Still to do:

 

--  clear off DR table (didn't I do that yesterday?)

--  finish laundry/put away

--  fix waists in other two pairs of sweats (I was afraid o do all 3 at once w/o him trying on)

--  wipe down bathroom if Augie takes a bath tonight

--  take Augie to the zoo!

--  take Milo to karate and go get paint chips (for wall art project) while he's there
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by OkiMom View Post

Rubi- I feel for you and the tiny waist issues.. My children are all small waisted and don't fit into the clothing off the rack. Its one of the motivating factors behind me learning to sew, I got tired of my daughter's skirts and pants falling down when we were out. When I get a chance I want to try my hand in altering the waist to make it adjustable instead of just making it smaller (if that makes any sense)


I wish I knew if my little one was going to be the same shape as his brother.  If so the just plain elastic is fine.  And I really like the look of a surged-in elastic waist.  But it'll be such a bummer if his waist is too much bigger...

 

I think I'm gonna skip the wall washing.  I'm too lazy to do that unless I know for sure that it is completely necessary.  I hope it works out!

 


Edited by rubidoux - 11/1/11 at 12:15pm
post #1472 of 1753

Yeah, you guys have been busy... I haven't been... today has been rough... oh well. Hoping since DH took over bed time I can get the living room cleaned and vaccumed the carpet badly needs to be shampooed and I hope to do that first thing in the morning! Off to my living room! Gonna go for 15 minutes of power cleaning! 

post #1473 of 1753

Ok just got the living room picked up and vacuumed and have baking soda on the floor over night to hopefully kill the dog stink! Tomorrow morning I vacuum again and then shampoo! 

post #1474 of 1753

Today I need to

fill out paperwork to transfer car title

make list of things I need to get to make Christmas presents

clean crate and lay new linens down

make my bed and the girls beds

laundry- 2 loads

sweep kitchen and mop

clean stove top

wipe down inside of stove

clean microwave

sweep/mop both bathrooms- one done

catalog yarn and assign project to each one

try to find shirt for DD's birthday outfit

get envelops to mail off Christmas presents

shower/dress

dishes

go to DMV and transfer title/get plates

 

 

Things needed to get done this week

snake drain

frame pictures and hang

research school stuff for next year, activities for drive

get plain shirt for under DD's birthday outfit

dump old litter, clean/disinfect litter box, replace with new litter

take dog/cat on a half hour drive (working on getting them use to the van)

revise moving to do list by time it needs to get done by

wish list for DD1's birthday

find cake recipe and make a list of ingredients needed (would it be totally cheating if I used a boxed cake mix?)

transfer van title/get new license plates

moving quotes since I didn't do it last week

 

Crafting to get done

finish the two baby outfits I didn't get done last week

Ribbon giraffe

nativity finger puppets

Christmas puppets

Hair tie organizer-

Princess finger puppets (x2)

magnetic dolls- printed out

2  Japanese knot bag

2 scarves

1 Santa washcloth

1 gardening girl washcloth


Edited by OkiMom - 11/3/11 at 3:41am
post #1475 of 1753

Two bed-wetting accidents last night, so lots of laundry to run today.  Thankfully, it is breezy and dry outside today and I can line dry most of it. hang.gif

 

 

 

Wednesday:

 

laundry (4 loads)

upstairs bathroom

fix toilet seat while cleaning

dishes

wipe down kitchen

 

 

hopefully get to some painting

 

 

 

 

Looks like I won't get to the painting.  I need to run out for milk and then pick up the kids from school, make dinner, etc....maybe dh and I could do a little painting later when kids are in bed.  I think I'll start with the painting tomorrow and skip all these darn chores.  I am glad to have the bathroom clean though, it was getting a little stinky.  

 

 

 


Edited by Ruthiegirl - 11/2/11 at 12:28pm
post #1476 of 1753

Today I need to:

 

- Go shopping to get DS a fleece jacket (ad get a few other things)

- shampoo the living room

- do dishes

- drop off the library stuff

- Put DS's clothes away

- run more laundry

- hopefully go to the grocery store... :/

 

post #1477 of 1753

Off to the DMV.. hopefully this doesnt take all day

post #1478 of 1753
Good Morning.
I guess today is wash.gif day. I'll start sorting...

So far I:
*made breakfast and coffee
*got DD off to school
*took out the trash and opened the windows
*made the bed
*made lunch and did cleanup
*did two loads of laundry
*read reading.gif
*went grocery shopping
*took DD to Bible study/Praise dance
*am cooking dinner

I'm about to:
*veg and watch Survivor banana.gif
Edited by *bejeweled* - 11/2/11 at 4:13pm
post #1479 of 1753
Quote:
Originally Posted by sk8boarder15 View Post

Ok just got the living room picked up and vacuumed and have baking soda on the floor over night to hopefully kill the dog stink! Tomorrow morning I vacuum again and then shampoo! 


I wonder if baking soda would help on a wood floor.  My incontinent sweetie is really about to make me crazy!  I think yesterday's serious vinegaring of the floor helped a lot, but it's hard to tell because you get desensitized to those dog smells, kwim?

 

Are you feeling better?

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruthiegirl View Post

Two bed-wetting accidents last night, so lots of laundry to run today.  Thankfully, it is breezy and dry outside today and I can line dry most of it. hang.gif

 

Wednesday:

 

hopefully get to some painting

 

 

Ack!  Bedwetting.  Line-dried sheets sound nice, though.  smile.gif  I'm so jealous that you're ready to paint!  This check we're waiting on is like a week late now and I can't do anything until we get it.  Gah!  I am worried that I'll be over the idea of all that work before I get started.  Are you taking before and afters???  I think I will.  But I have a lot more to do than just paint.  Right now we don't really have any art on the walls or real curtains (just fabric slung over a rod).  
 

OkiMom,  Do you really snake your own drains?  You're my new hero!  orngbiggrin.gif  There's a guy here in san diego who has taught a bunch of kids to do it and runs a service where they'll come out for 20 bucks per drain.  I thought that was pretty awesome, but doing it yourself is even better.  I do actually kind of like the idea of paying these guys $20, though.  They're mostly 20-somethings with families and they're able to work for themselves and set their own hours and not have to be part of the rat race, and I'm happy for anyone that has that option.

 

I'm hoping to have a big cleaning day today.  Here's my to do list:

 

--  sweep LR/DR/kitchen

--  thorough mop of the area in dining room I didn't get to yesterday

--  quick mop of kitchen

--  dust cabinet that tv's on

--  declutter buffet table in dining room

--  declutter above fridge

--  one load of laundry

--  straighten up bedroom (mostly just putting kids books away)

post #1480 of 1753

Yay! My van is officially mine! I umm didn't put DH's name on the title (not cause I didn't want to but because even with a POA I had to have a copy of his license and I don't) so hopefully he doesn't mind. I just got done putting the plates on. Now Im going to go feed the kids then start cleaning the kitchen.

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