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   Posted 5/20/2010 1:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you have a running list of things you want to fix or improve around your house or apartment? What are the top-three home-improvement projects on your to-do list? Let's limit the list to things we actually have a chance of doing. shocked :-) It might be something like put some new shelves in a closet. Or would you like to have one room of the house painted? Maybe what would make your life easier is a new dishwasher. What's on your 'list'?

I have to shorten this list like crazy but I can do it. shakehead idea tongue We've been working on a small addition but hubby seems to be stalled for quite a while and I'd really like to get this thing done. But that's not a single item so I'll go more simple.

1) I would love to have my decks repainted this summer. I can likely do most of that.
2) I need to repaint the trim on the house. It will be slow going but there is hope. wink
3) And I would really love a new microwave, the type that goes over the stove. I lose so much counter space to that darn one I have. I do have a birthday coming up in a couple of months. I've dropped hints before several other occasions and it's not worked yet. Maybe I need to be a bit more blunt. smilewinkgrin

What three things are on your list to get done around your home?
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   Posted 5/20/2010 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
1) finish painting the spare bedroom
2) wash the siding on the house
3) paint the livingroom and kitchen
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   Posted 5/20/2010 6:28 AM (GMT -6)   

1. paint my bedroom

2. Finish painting and joint compounding the kitchen

3. Clean up the outside and landscape


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   Posted 5/20/2010 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
1. Get the livingroom carpet cleaned

2. Go though my junk and haul it to the thrift shop

3. Keep up with my weeds in the flower bed

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   Posted 5/20/2010 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Clean carpets, powerwash back of house, have a margurita in my hammock out back. :)
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   Posted 5/20/2010 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I like the margaritta one. sounds good, wish I had a hammock.

I need to paint my old shop.

cut back dead branches off of my fruit trees.

get a new carpet in my living room.

It is funny how so many of us need to paint. This is the time for it before it gets too hot. But we are suppose to have very hot temps for the next few days. Then thunderstorms. Hopefully the last of the mushrroms will come up. They were sparce this year. But we did get some.

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   Posted 5/20/2010 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I need to clean out the gutters, clean the lanai deck and furniture, and clean the linen closet.  I need to get flat shelving cut so I can put it over the wire shelving that I hate!
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   Posted 5/20/2010 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I need to finish weeding, finish planting annuals and wouldn't turn down a margarita!
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   Posted 5/20/2010 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I need to go through a couple of closets, clean the carpets and paint the bathroom. That margarita sounds good (especially strawberry!).
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   Posted 5/20/2010 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I would like to have my house actually cleaned, for a change, from stem to stern.  Deep-clean the carpets, the furniture, the windows, the walls, and paint all the woodwork that the dogs have clawed.  Oh, and train the dogs so they don't wreck everything. 
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   Posted 5/20/2010 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
1. We need to re-landscape our yard to improve drainage, because our basement is getting too much water. This will be our next project, and we have been dreading it!

2. Re-panel our living room.

3. Replace windows in our daughter's room, upstairs hallway, and our bedroom. We already have them setting in our garage.

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   Posted 5/21/2010 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Man you guys have lofty goals compared to mine. I would just like to:

Clean off the couch

Clean the spare bedroom

Clean off the counters.

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