February 15, 2006

Home Tour

Our neighborhood has had a home tour for the past two years. Although we aren't running out of neat houses, we seem to running short of people that are willing to let their houses be shown on a tour. Which means some of the people who said they'd put their homes on display as a last resort will probably be appearing on this year's home tour.

Um, that would be us. Yikes. There's nothing like knowing that people might be wandering through your house expecting to see something interesting to strike fear into a homeowner's heart.

We have three children and a dog. Our house is never clean, although we're getting pretty good at tidy, and there are lots of little things we've been putting off doing that we need to crank into gear on if we're really going to be on a home tour in April. In fact, as soon as we heard we might have to show our house we started painting our morning room, which we'd put off for the last year.

Below the jump is the to do list I've made up. I have no idea if we can get it all done in the next month.

Repair/paint back side of front door (scratched by the dog)
Paint morning room (mostly done except for a small spot where we had to patch some drywall)
Paint girls' room
Paint upstairs bathroom
Paint dining room and hallway
Paint back door
Replace mirror in upstairs bathroom
Fix grout in upstairs bathroom
Sand/repair/paint baseboards chewed by the dog
Shorten dining room curtains
Hang curtains on backdoor
Switch light fixtures in hall and morning room
Restain front steps
Repaint the trim around porch columns
Wash siding


Is there a pattern emerging? Didn't you recently go through something like this with a potluck? ;-)

Posted by: Patricia at February 15, 2006 07:17 PM

Plenty of time!!!!

Posted by: Meredith at February 15, 2006 08:11 PM

You must work well under deadlines. Just don't accept any commissioned work during the next month,

Posted by: earth girl at February 15, 2006 09:07 PM

You are a brave soul! Good luck getting everything done.
I imagine you'll be glad to have gotten so much done once it is done:-)

Posted by: Jennifer at February 16, 2006 09:08 AM

Hey Jordana, is this a public thing, the home tour? Ya know I live "right down the road"...how cool it would be to meet you (and see a cool old house!)

Posted by: Twilightmama at February 16, 2006 11:51 PM

*Sigh* Oh, to have a house people would want to visit.

I hope your preparations go well!

Posted by: Lenise at February 17, 2006 09:32 AM

Just dropping a note to say "Hi!"! I know you're probably really busy with the house - hope all is going well!

Posted by: TWilightmama at February 21, 2006 07:58 AM