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As a result of my impending career change, I have been walking around the house and yard with a different perspective than in the past. I am looking at the things that I need to add to my “honey-do” list.
Those little things that just never seem to get done, because there just isn’t enough time to do them. Well I hope to have the time to do most of those kind of things after this week.
Some of the projects that I have noticed so far:
- Go to Minnesota and see daughter and the grandkids
- My bookcase – it trashed
- The books in the back of the garage
- Inventory books and videos to know what I have and what I need to get
- The garage workbench and surrounding area
- Back of the garage (the dreaded storage area)
- Taking snowblower in for servicing
- Fixing the fence in the flower garden that is going to fall over
- Taking down the widow-maker trees from the most recent windstorm
- Go through my clothes and putting everything work related away for a year, then what I no longer need them get rid of
- Get rid of old magazines that I don’t need anymore
- Scan my Coast Guard records
- Scan my Health records
- Scan my Education Portfolio
- Go through the family picture albums that were left to me when my mother died a couple of years ago
- Scan photos that I want to have available and upload to Picassa
- Clean up the MacBook Pro – get rid of any software that I don’t want or need anymore – update to Lion when it comes out
- Clean up the Dell – make sure it has all the updates it is supposed to do maintenance
- Create a walking trail around the property – we have talked about this for several years
- Get dad to come down and setup a blind to hunt from (he likes that kind of stuff)
- Obedience training with Bennie
- Replacing the gasket on the wood stove and cleaning the chimney
- Adding extension onto the oil furnace chimney to make it higher
- Replacing side door on the garage
- Replacing sections of garage wall that are starting to rot at the base
- Fix leaks on garage roof caused by shoveling snow off during the winter
- Create a new garden in a better place
- Build a wood storage area behind the shed
- Look at how difficult it would be to create a small pasture area
- and I am sure many more things as I continue to look around more
Those are in addition to these projects or activities that have to be done anyway:
- Getting 5-6 cord of wood cut, split and stacked
- Weekly yard maintenance
- Gardening (wife usually does most everything – this year I get to help more)
- Picking berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries) from local area
- Help with processing and canning the garden produce as things become ready to harvest
- Practicing my archery skills to get ready for hunting season
- Lifting weights most days
- Hiking as often as we can
- Getting the kayaks out and using them
- Starting to run again as soon as the knee lets me, ride mountain bike until I can run Notice that I am still planning time for recreation and me/us time away from the house too.
Finding time to read all the books that I have been buying over the past few years, but never got around to reading Finally, I will try to fit in some time to continue blogging at One Foot In Reality. 🙂
One of the things I will do is begin putting these tasks/projects into Evernote in my !!TODO Notebook, then schedule when they need/should be done and start plugging away at them. That way I won’t try to get everything done all at once.
Most of them are all things I can do, won’t take too much money and will just take time and effort on my part. Actually I feel pretty good about the lists.
You know I have a feeling that I will get used to this semi-retirement thing, now the next question, will my wife get used to me being around all the time?
What does your summer honey do list look like?