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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #350 on: March 13, 2017, 12:08:02 AM »
I mended a shirt. And I made donut keychains out of socks with my daughter for a school project. How's that for odd?  ;)

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #351 on: March 13, 2017, 06:14:33 AM »
Well the thread took an unusual turn there, glad it was such an innocent explanation in the end. :)

Inspired by you guys I filled up my soap dispenser in the kitchen.

Then scrubbed my bathroom like a mad woman, a real deep clean of the shower and tiles.

I started cleaning out / organizing my upstairs freezer (had to stop when my hand were freezing) I will complete this one tomorrow as well as check to see that my fridge has nothing that has been hanging around for too long.

I organized my tea into a small "tea drawer." I still have some tea that doesn't fit into my drawer but I am proud to say I have not bought tea since before Christmas (although I did receive some for Christmas) this is quite the accomplishment for me. The goal is to keep just a modest selection that I can use up and rotate new flavours in more frequently.

I then organized my recycling and crushed a ton of cans from a gathering I had. This will save me some time tomorrow on recycling night.

Monday I am going to cook a few bulk meals for the week, clean out my trunk, reorganize my pantry that is slowly being depleted (yeah!) and wash my couch covers. We are supposed to get quite a bit of snow so I might have to add shovelling to that list. Should be a busy night after work.

It occurs to me that one could wear gloves when moving stuff around in the freezer, and not suffer the pain (even though we know it's just electrical signals, it still hurts!) I'll try to remember to do this next time I'm handling frozen stuff indoors.

I'm a little stuck on odd chores, because I've run out of easy ones, and a lot of the remaining ones are major projects. I did tack on an oversized outlet cover to my wife's Amazon order last night, so I'll be able to install it in a couple of days. Time to get going on those projects, I guess.

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #352 on: March 13, 2017, 07:46:08 AM »
Finished painting Phase 3:Hallway yesterday! All the doorknobs, baseboards, etc are back up too. On to Phase 4:Kitchen. I'll be so glad when this project is finished, but I'm loving the way my house is starting to look, fresh and clean. :D

Also I cleaned the top of the fridge. SO dusty and gross and I'm too short to have noticed until I got up on the ladder to paint.

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #353 on: March 13, 2017, 08:32:14 AM »
I'm posting this for accountability. Instead of lazing in bed reading the forum, I'm going to get up and do an expense report. I do hospitality for a large group I belong to and haven't submitted a single receipt for reimbursement this season, which started in October. We have a board meeting today, so I can turn it in to the treasurer. I wouldn't be surprised if it's at least $250. Ack. I'll report back later.
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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #354 on: March 13, 2017, 08:57:02 AM »
I started converting super old DVDs of my daughter as a baby to MP4 files. This weekend we were watching baby videos and realized all the easily accessible ones were of our son, who is younger and thus benefited from smart phone video! So, to the computer and to Handbrake I go.

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« Reply #355 on: March 13, 2017, 05:12:04 PM »
It occurs to me that one could wear gloves when moving stuff around in the freezer, and not suffer the pain (even though we know it's just electrical signals, it still hurts!) I'll try to remember to do this next time I'm handling frozen stuff indoors.

It's funny that you said that, it only occurred to me afterwards, I should have worn gloves! I'm Canadian for crying out loud, I was practically born with mittens on!!!!

So this evening I have done a fridge clean out, got my recycling and garbage to the curb. I'm catching up on laundry (one more load) and I have tidied up the house a bit. However, I am quite tired and don't think I am going to tackle too much more. I did change my shower liner, which is kinda an odd chore.

It's bitterly cold out today, a big storm is coming and all I want to do is snuggle on the couch in my pjs, with a blanket, book and tea. I have a lilac scented candle burning and my house smells like spring so I think I will save my batch cooking until tomorrow, I just want to smell lilacs not food!!

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« Reply #356 on: March 13, 2017, 05:21:57 PM »
How many days can I count doing our taxes?

Today I did go "interview" to volunteer at a cat rescue thrift store.  I'll go in for a couple hours to learn the ropes, and then hopefully I'll be on the schedule for Thursday afternoons.  For a while I've been wanting to find a secular volunteer position that didn't require Saturday mornings!

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #357 on: March 13, 2017, 07:27:00 PM »
How many days can I count doing our taxes?

37! Isn't that awesome?!?!?!?!! I have to do three returns, so mine counts as 111! Score.

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #358 on: March 13, 2017, 08:13:39 PM »
I haven't been updating the thread, but I *have* been making sure I get around to at least one odd chore a day :-) and it's fun reading along with everyone!

I think window washing should be next on my list...

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #359 on: March 13, 2017, 08:45:59 PM »
Last weekend tackled the spring pruning of all of the rose bushes in my front yard and fertilized all the shrubs and other plants out there.  I was rewarded in the short term with many bloddy thorn pokes in my fingers.  Should have a great flush of roses in a few weeks for my real reward.  I love springtime!

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #360 on: March 13, 2017, 11:16:04 PM »
Last weekend tackled the spring pruning of all of the rose bushes in my front yard and fertilized all the shrubs and other plants out there.  I was rewarded in the short term with many bloddy thorn pokes in my fingers.  Should have a great flush of roses in a few weeks for my real reward.  I love springtime! 

You obviously don't live where I do! 

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #361 on: March 14, 2017, 12:17:51 AM »
Today I filled my mini minivan with bags of plastic bags that my work place has gathered and took them to the recycling center. In the rain, which makes me even more of a baddass, yes? (I mean, I live in Oregon, of course it was in the rain. But it sounds good!)

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #362 on: March 14, 2017, 09:13:47 AM »
Washed the underside of the stove hood/fan AND washed the kitchen walls. Filled all the dents and holes with drywall mud.

Today my odd chore is to fix the oven outlet (reattach it back on the wall, which may involve a small drywall project) and if that doesn't take too long, sand the kitchen walls before priming.

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #363 on: March 14, 2017, 04:57:16 PM »
I cleaned lock n lock containers today with a baking soda paste to remove any odors and such.  Also washed out containers I keep from my beauty products.  If they are good and reusable I try to save them.  I also tackled 2 boxes of documents and sorted it all out.  I havent made a dent in the paperwork but at least I got started.  Loved having the day off.  It was so productive.

I am looking forward to keeping this up until I have everything done.  #keepmotivated

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #364 on: March 15, 2017, 05:56:51 AM »
My odd job for today will be to fix all the roller blinds in our house that no longer roll up.  Now I've said it, I have to do it!

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #365 on: March 15, 2017, 12:59:00 PM »
I love this thread - thanks to all for your contributions and inspiration!!

I work from home when not traveling, and have had it in my routine to do some form of chore on days when I don't go to the gym (there are LOTS of these days!).  I had been running low on 'odd chores' but recently just got this little guy from Amazon (Prime of course):

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This thing is awesome!  It steams away all kinds of gunk and grime and grease very quickly and comes with a bunch of attachments.  So far I've used it on several windows (perfect - no windex/ammonia required), sealed granite countertops and island, under the microwave (which is mounted above the stove and had incredible amounts of gunk!), the oven window (can actually see what's cooking now!) and even the grimy seatbelts in our cars.

I highly recommend grabbing one for $37 and putting it to work - it is like a Shark Steam Cleaner for everything besides your floors!

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #366 on: March 15, 2017, 08:19:53 PM »
Everyone is doing so well! I love this thread - it's the only challenge I've signed up for that I'm actually consistently living up to.

Today I spackled, caulked, and painted the doors to my basement. The slow whole-house trim reprinting project continues! No one in my family has really noticed, but I think it looks amazing. Of course now I'm realizing that every wall needs to repainted as well....

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« Reply #367 on: March 15, 2017, 08:38:32 PM »
I do hospitality for a large group 6x/year. It's a total chore to wash, reorganize and stow the gear after each meeting. I've been doing the laundry as I do my regular family laundry, so I haven't counted it as an odd chore.

Yesterday I finished cleaning and stowing everything. Then I got out everything for next month and packed it all up in three totes. I don't think I need to buy anything but perishables next month. I did all this, but sill didn't finish the expense report referenced above. It was a ton of work, so I'm counting it as two chores. Now, about that expense report...
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« Reply #368 on: March 15, 2017, 10:34:08 PM »
I highly recommend grabbing one for $37 and putting it to work - it is like a Shark Steam Cleaner for everything besides your floors!

Thanks for the recommendation, Stachless! I love me a good, helpful machine...

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« Reply #369 on: March 15, 2017, 11:29:46 PM »
My odd chore yesterday: pulling apart all the pregnancy goodie bags I've been given at antenatal classes. A lot of the contents were just junk (flyers for services we won't purchase), but I have ended up with a pile of items that we'll use AND a pile that we would never use but which someone else will be very happy to receive as freebies via my Buy Nothing group.

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #370 on: March 16, 2017, 11:30:36 AM »
 I'm washing some dishes that got left at the mobile home we lived in before the house was finished (long process, that lots of mold down there). I've gotten several large baking dishes that I will use occasionally cleaned up, but had no good place to put them, so I finally cleaned out a big lower cabinet that was mostly full of old grocery bags that I won't ever use up.


 I'm also soaking some rust stains off the bottom of a glass canister with vinegar. And I turned another rehabbed glass canister into a much-needed salt cellar yesterday.

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« Reply #371 on: March 16, 2017, 11:39:31 AM »
I haven't quite been keeping up with one odd chore a day, but I do keep this thread in the back of my mind and it's inspiring me to do more than I normally would!  In the last week or so I've managed to:

- email two companies to ask for warranty replacements of faulty products
- go through more piles of papers/mail and file/recycle/shred (this was multiple days)
- organize a box of baby items to go into the attic
- put together a small Ikea shelf and hung it in bathroom (purchased over a year ago)
- took down a different storage item from bathroom wall

Tonight I'm hoping to put a few more boxes in the attic to get them out of my way.


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« Reply #372 on: March 16, 2017, 11:43:26 AM »
We finally figured out how to play a board game we've had for the past year - 7 Wonders.  Super fun, quick strategy game that's challenging enough to keep playing but simple enough for the kids to grasp. Is it really a chore, you ask? Well, it's something we have been putting off because of how many different pieces the game has, and how convoludedly the instructions explain what is actually a very straightforward game mechanic. But now, we have a new game in our vast nerdy board game arsenal!

Road42, 7 Wonders is one of my favorite games!  I totally agree, the instructions make it sound complicated, but once you start playing it's pretty straight forward.  I think the first time we played it we had to restart 3 times because we kept realizing we were doing things wrong.  :)

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #373 on: March 16, 2017, 12:06:39 PM »
The good:  I baked the Mister a cake for his birthday today.  The house smells so good!

The bad:  I put away all the bedding, towels, etc. I had ready for the visit our son, DIL and grandson were supposed to make on Monday.  DS is very sick with a Noro type bug.  They had postponed the visit initially til tomorrow, but have totally cancelled as of today.  DS is not well enough to travel.  : (

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« Reply #374 on: March 16, 2017, 01:37:47 PM »
The good:  I baked the Mister a cake for his birthday today.  The house smells so good!

The bad:  I put away all the bedding, towels, etc. I had ready for the visit our son, DIL and grandson were supposed to make on Monday.  DS is very sick with a Noro type bug.  They had postponed the visit initially til tomorrow, but have totally cancelled as of today.  DS is not well enough to travel.  : (
Awwww, I hope DS is well soon and that the rest of his tribe sidesteps it completely.  :(((((  Indeed.
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« Reply #375 on: March 17, 2017, 12:38:24 AM »
...have totally cancelled as of today.  DS is not well enough to travel.  : (

:((((((
Poor DS, poor grandma :(((
Hope they're able to reschedule soon...

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« Reply #376 on: March 17, 2017, 08:26:28 AM »
...have totally cancelled as of today.  DS is not well enough to travel.  : (

:((((((
Poor DS, poor grandma :(((
Hope they're able to reschedule soon...

It'll be a while, but we'll survive. ; D     DS had booked vacation time this week, and would like to keep the days he has left for a summer trip for them.  He was hoping to clear out some more of his 'goldmine' in the garage, aka his childhood toys that sell like crazy on kijiji.   We will probably take the train up one weekend to see them next month instead. (no parking anywhere near their apartment, so no driving there for us).

Chore for today:  I will continue sorting out the bookcases, etc.  I had originally started this as 'babyproofing', but am liking the less cluttered look, so now I'm doing it for us.
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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #377 on: March 17, 2017, 02:56:24 PM »
I noticed my rear window wiper blade was streaking this week, so I stopped at the dealership and bought a new wiper blade insert.
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« Reply #378 on: March 17, 2017, 03:01:34 PM »
Our 14 year old dishwasher (fixed a half dozen times by DH) seemed to be on its last legs for real this time (draining at odd times).  We went dishwasher shopping and couldn't find anything DH liked (he does the dishes). 

He worked on it again, and it seems okay for now, but the racks are rusty in spots.  Guess what my odd job is today - painting "Rerack" on the rusty bits.  Maybe we'll get another year or two out of this old dishwasher. 

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #379 on: March 17, 2017, 04:26:25 PM »
We finally figured out how to play a board game we've had for the past year - 7 Wonders.  Super fun, quick strategy game that's challenging enough to keep playing but simple enough for the kids to grasp. Is it really a chore, you ask? Well, it's something we have been putting off because of how many different pieces the game has, and how convoludedly the instructions explain what is actually a very straightforward game mechanic. But now, we have a new game in our vast nerdy board game arsenal!

Road42, 7 Wonders is one of my favorite games!  I totally agree, the instructions make it sound complicated, but once you start playing it's pretty straight forward.  I think the first time we played it we had to restart 3 times because we kept realizing we were doing things wrong.  :)

Ha! That happened to us with another straightforward game/overdomplicated instructions combo: Evolution. My kids are now totally obsessed with trying out the various 7 Wonders strategies to see what maximizes points. I don't think we've played anything else since we started playing it!

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« Reply #380 on: March 17, 2017, 04:29:51 PM »
And, oh yeah - I replaced the old, gross, painted over hinges that were leaking graphite powder all over the basement doors with nice new ones that match the door handles and look modern rather than derelicte. It took a ridiculous amount of time to dig out the paint-covered screws, but so worth it.

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« Reply #381 on: March 17, 2017, 05:42:05 PM »
Not really checking off any chores, but making progress. I ordered and installed one two oversized outlet covers. I ordered the parts for the bathroom sink that is leaking again. Also ordered backup parts, in case the companies go out of business. The valve stem was $13.00 from one supplier, and over $200 from another, so I figured it's worth the price. My son was home from school, so I gave him some money for odd chores -- washing lots of windows, magic erasering some areas.

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« Reply #382 on: March 18, 2017, 03:03:35 AM »
Our 14 year old dishwasher...

Totally thought you were referring to your kid, lol! The sentence got more and more bewildering as I went along...

And I was all excited, ready to point out to my "twelve year old dishwasher" that, yes, another kid on the planet does live without a machine and wash by hand. D'oh! Will shield his eyes from this thread...

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« Reply #383 on: March 18, 2017, 04:10:08 AM »
I replaced the rear wiper blade on my car this morning. That was way harder than it should have been. It's hard to describe exactly what was happening, but the rubber form the insert kept bunching up and the little plastic fingers that hold the insert into the wiper were getting stuck between the insert and the spring that goes in the insert. After 10 tries, I finally got some soapy water and was able to get everything to slide in without bunching.  I don't remember my wife's car being that difficult when I did the same thing last year. Fortunately, Honda's OEM wipers seem to last a long time, so I shouldn't have to do that again for at least a few more years.
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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #384 on: March 18, 2017, 08:49:37 AM »


 and even the grimy seatbelts in our cars.


This inspired me to clean the beyond grimy dining room chairs (upholstered) that a friend gave us. And best part....they actually cleaned up well!

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« Reply #385 on: March 18, 2017, 09:46:05 AM »
Our 14 year old dishwasher...

Totally thought you were referring to your kid, lol! The sentence got more and more bewildering as I went along...

And I was all excited, ready to point out to my "twelve year old dishwasher" that, yes, another kid on the planet does live without a machine and wash by hand. D'oh! Will shield his eyes from this thread...

Oh, my mom used to say that she didn't need a dishwasher, because she had 4 of them! 

(Actually, 5, if you count my dad, or 6, if you count my grandfather, who lived with us.  Usually the kids did dinner dishes on a rotation, with granddad drying.)
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« Reply #386 on: March 18, 2017, 01:25:59 PM »
I just cleaned all the shelves and drawers in my fridge. Oh, and I threw out all the old food to boot.

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« Reply #387 on: March 18, 2017, 06:08:50 PM »
I've been reading through and getting motivated. Took advantage of the nice weather to thoroughly clean the front porch. Dust, dirt, leaves, and bird poo be gone! Now to wash the dog nose prints off the  storm door.


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« Reply #388 on: March 18, 2017, 06:51:34 PM »
I finished filling up my ThredUP bag with clothes I no longer want and closed it up and sent it off with the mailman.

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« Reply #389 on: March 19, 2017, 03:14:35 PM »
This is very small but still satisfying.  I need to clear out old condiments from the fridge but haven't been inspired to get to it in a big way so far.  However, we are doing a one bottle at a time approach which is chipping away at the collection.  Yesterday some ancient miso gravy left the premises; today a bottle of very hot green sauce.   Pro tip - don't buy condiments for one dish only or that you don't really like. And if you do, don't let the sunk cost make you keep them in the fridge forever!

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« Reply #390 on: March 19, 2017, 03:59:41 PM »
I'm cleaning a stroller I picked up cheap on kijiji for when the grandson comes to visit.  The lady had it waiting outside - now I know why.  It reeks of cigarette smoke!  Yuck!  Neither DH or I could smell it on her porch, but I think it's going to take some real elbow grease to deodorize/clean it up.

Side rant:  why do stroller manufacturers make it hard to get the seat covers off to wash?  And why do they make it impossible to take the canopy off?  They do know sticky fingered toddlers are using these things, right?

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« Reply #391 on: March 19, 2017, 04:29:25 PM »
It has been a few days since I posted, but I caught up with everyone's chores and I am happy to see everyone is still going strong!

I have been quite busy doing chores but haven't posted them because I was too busy! I wont post the full list, just a couple of quick ones.

I bleached/cleaned all my plastic cutting boards, dish rack and washing pad.

Cleaned my trunk out and put the winter emergency kit items away in the house, also removed the bag of salt, winter washer fluid and extra winter clothes. While I was at it I put away a few random items sitting in the car, dusted the interior and then washed all my cloth grocery bags that I keep in the car permanently. Then I decided to check and fill the air in my tires.

I went through my giant drawer of free toiletry samples. Figured out what I would realistically use in the next few months and donated the rest! I also organized them into baggies, so like items are together and everything is easier to find. The drawer which was JAMMED is now half empty. I like free samples because my regular toiletries are extremely simple, but the drawer was getting a little silly.

I moved some of my winter clothes into my second closet and brought forward some of my spring/summer clothes. I had a rethink about this though and have decided I need to do another declutter. I don't have tons of clothes, but some are worn or too big now and I could easily edit down. So I have put this back on my list.

There was more, but that's a pretty good short list!

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #392 on: March 19, 2017, 05:07:45 PM »
Today I mopped which I know is not an odd chore *ahem* but I spring-cleaned mopped. Moved all the furniture mopped. I also wiped down the legs and backs and seats of the dining room chairs. And I used adhesive velcro circles to hide a cord coming out of a lamp. Well, two of them actually. No one cares, but I how like how tidy it looks.  Oh! And I tightened screws in two living room chairs. My sweet nine-year-old put the legs on, and then I went behind her and re-tightened all the screws. Because, nine.

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #393 on: March 19, 2017, 05:09:48 PM »
I glued little felt "feet" to all the kids ceramics projects that we have displayed. Now that I'm repainting all the trim, I don't want their adorable but sharp creations mucking up the newly painted built-in shelves!

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #394 on: March 20, 2017, 07:43:19 AM »
Didn't get many odd chores done while camping over spring break. So I eagerly washed the bird poop off the car this AM (learned my lesson on the last car how it can mess up the paint) and got the pliers out to bend back the pokey piece on the fence gate. It kept catching the wheel of the bike trailer. 

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #395 on: March 21, 2017, 05:49:44 AM »
  • Rearrange desk for standing


This was quite involved, and I got rid of a lot of clutter from my office -- 2 monitors and stands, an unused computer, a bunch of accessories, 4 pairs (!) of binoculars, camera. I had to move some modular shelving around, moved the printer closer to the desk, and discovered some stuff for donating or eBaying. I ended up with one nearly empty shelf, and photos that are more visible.

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #396 on: March 21, 2017, 11:03:33 AM »
I'm starting to burn myself out with painting and renovating. But I'm done the kitchen walls, and have moved everything out of the living room, ripped out the living room baseboards and the heavy glass block wall by the door. Yesterday I decided I was going to take a day off, but I found a microwave range hood on kijiji for $25, so I went to pick that up and while I was out I swapped out two empty propane tanks for full ones to prepare for BBQ season, something else that has been on my list for a few months.

On the list today is installing the microwave and posting more things to sell on kijiji. Maybe if I get ambitious I'll start fixing and filling the holes in the living room walls, but honestly I think I need to slow down and take care of myself for a couple days. But not too long! I need to figure out how to refinish the hardwood floors so I can have my living room back soon.

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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #397 on: March 21, 2017, 12:28:50 PM »
Did some such up painting around the house.  Now noticing all the spots I missed.  :-)


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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #398 on: March 22, 2017, 07:23:07 AM »
OMG, finally got the tax preparation done and appointment with the CPA is finished. In the process, I sorted and organized my files and got all the loose pieces of paper off the desk and other surfaces in the office. Hooray!
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Re: One "Odd" chore a day
« Reply #399 on: March 22, 2017, 08:57:56 AM »
It has been a few days since I posted, but I caught up with everyone's chores and I am happy to see everyone is still going strong!

I have been quite busy doing chores but haven't posted them because I was too busy! I wont post the full list, just a couple of quick ones.

I bleached/cleaned all my plastic cutting boards, dish rack and washing pad.

Cleaned my trunk out and put the winter emergency kit items away in the house, also removed the bag of salt, winter washer fluid and extra winter clothes. While I was at it I put away a few random items sitting in the car, dusted the interior and then washed all my cloth grocery bags that I keep in the car permanently. Then I decided to check and fill the air in my tires.

I went through my giant drawer of free toiletry samples. Figured out what I would realistically use in the next few months and donated the rest! I also organized them into baggies, so like items are together and everything is easier to find. The drawer which was JAMMED is now half empty. I like free samples because my regular toiletries are extremely simple, but the drawer was getting a little silly.

I moved some of my winter clothes into my second closet and brought forward some of my spring/summer clothes. I had a rethink about this though and have decided I need to do another declutter. I don't have tons of clothes, but some are worn or too big now and I could easily edit down. So I have put this back on my list.

There was more, but that's a pretty good short list!

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