Making a plan

As fall settles in, we’re reflecting on the landscaping projects we’ve accomplished over the summer. We (well, mostly the husband) added stairs to our back deck and to the patio off our basement and updated the stairs to our front porch. We added four trees and eight shrubs and additional solar lights. We also purchased everything we need for our water feature at a closeout sale so we have everything ready to go when spring rolls around.

Now it’s time to concentrate on projects indoors. We have a goal every fall of getting more accomplished in our unfinished basement, but every spring we seem to fall short of that goal. This year is going to be different. We’re making a plan and moving forward!

The basement basically has the same footprint as the main floor of our house, which means we have 1000 sq. ft. of space we are currently not using for anything except some exercise equipment and storage. Our long term plan is to add a bathroom, bedroom, small kitchen and large family room. The short term plan is to finish pulling all the wiring, finish the rough-in plumbing, setting the exhaust for the gas fireplace and insulating the ceiling.

What will make this year different? We’re making a list and scheduling our time. We’re prioritizing projects and cutting them into smaller chunks that can be accomplished in a single work day.

Let’s get started!

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