Monday, June 12, 2017

2017 Goals Update Week 24

1.  Completely Finish the New House & Update Property
I am happy to say that we finally got the better of that front door.  We had one good sunny day this past week.  I primed the door, and W painted it.  The following day I did some touch ups and reattached the kick plate.  I think it looks much better now.

We also finished the bench for the front porch.  When we bought out aquarium, it came with a base that we did not need.  It was the perfect height for a bench though.  We already had plywood on hand.  I ordered foam padding (boat seat type) for $16, and we found the fabric on clearance for $4.

We are expecting rain every day for the coming week.  That means plans for what to work on are up in the air again.  I am happy with each little project we are able to complete.

2.  Plan Ahead for Birthday & Holiday Gifts
I need to order my dad's Father's Day gift this week.  I am planning to get him some supplies to cover some lawn chairs.  Not exciting but it will be useful.

3.  Use the Garden to Be More Self-Sufficient
We ate more peppers from the garden as well as a cucumber.  I spent some time this past week pulling weeds.  This week I will continue weeding and pick jalapeno peppers to make poppers for the freezer.

4.  Take One Class a Month
I did end up switching classes.  I started the Miniature French Desserts class.  I need to pick up some cocoa so I can make the first recipe - Mocha Madeleines.

5.  Pack Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes on a Budget
My aunt gave me some small stuffed animals that her grandchildren received in kids' meals.  I also crocheted two more wash cloths!

6.  Boost Savings
I should have some extra money to put toward the credit card debt this week.  We are still on track to know it out completely by the middle of July.

1 comment:

terricheney said...

I like that blue on the door! It all looks so nice, Dawn and how clever to reuse that Aquarium base as a bench. Good job!