Spring and Summer To-Do List Part 1Posted: February 10, 2009
Why part 1? I am sure I will think of more stuff to do from the date of this post. I like to have two projects going on at the same time. One outside and one inside for rainy days. Here is a list of things we are hoping to get done this spring and summer:
-Remove the small stumps and the Volkswagon-sized buried boulders in the front yard.
-Fill the front yard with clean fill to make it nice and level.
-Finish Laurie’s rock wall. Rock by rock. Any volunteers?
-Put down 1″ of topsoil in the front yard ontop of the clean fill. Why 1″? Not only is topsoild very expensive, grass will grown anywhere. Clean fill can grow grass.
-Remove the fire pit. Again.
-Rent a dumpster.
-Clear the brush from the side yard. Borrow my friend Mark’s fork attachment for the bucket on the tractor and dump the brush into the dumpster. Free mulch for anyone.
-Clean out the house. Anything not nailed down or has not been used in 3 months is getting tossed. Ok, that is a slight exaggeration. Seriously, Laurie if you are reading this nail stuff down you do not want thrown out.
-The garage. Oh holy jeez the garage. Should I consider the garage inside or outside? I am not sure….Anyway when the dumpster is on site, the garage is getting thrown out. Everything in the garage that is not a tool or a wood pellet is getting tossed. How long can you keep paint? I mean really.
-Cut down some more trees, another Craig’s List post for free firewood. There a few trees in the backyard that have to come down.
-Order stone for the driveway. Paving the driveway does not make alot of sense right now because of all the landscaping going on in front of the house. All the trucks delivering fill (for frontyard and backyard) and the weight of the tractor would probably ruin it. Paving will be last.
– Finish plumbing for the bar
-Start the rock wall behind the bar
-Move the stove out of the way to get the rug and tile platform up. Put platform back, hire Men at Work (yikes) to re install stove.
-Purchase and install Kegerator.
-Finish bar top
-Rip off old wainscotting; replace it with tongue and groove pine paneling.
-Paint walls any color ideas? I was thinking white with purple polka-dots.
-Stain the cement floor. Yes, stain it. Or maybe stamped concrete? Not sure yet. Wood floor is nice, nay..awesome..but I want a floor that is easy to maintain and when someone drops and breaks a glass or bottle I want to laugh and point at them instead of being concerned about some stain. Plus, and this is a big plus my loyal readers is we want to have the outside patio be the same material as the inside floor. Ahhh…get it? So when we have a party and the weather is nice, the patio will be extended into the house kinda sorta thing. If anyone has trouble picturing this design, just wait. Someday you will see.
– Do something with the ceiling….uggh…the ceiling. I want to leave it open with the rafters exposed but to many wires showing. I am not sure what to do with the ceiling. But with all of the above going on, I am sure I have time to think about it…any suggestions?