Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Do it yourself

It's been one full year since I first saw my house. This is the draft of a To Do list that I never posted, on how I was preparing to deal with the scary, almost unbelievable concept of being a home owner.

- Re-read the last two Little House on the Prairie books. Back then, if something broke, you fixed it yourself.

- Acquire the Harriet Homemaker mindset. An overwhelming task for one short out-of-shape female to tackle, but I will try.

- If it all falls apart, look into building my own home. (A home building kit? From Sears? People really did that?)

Exercise du jour:
Push ups
set 1 5
set 2 6
set 3 4
set 4 4
set 5 max (at least 7)
Damn! That was harder than running shuffling for 25 minutes straight. Wimp.


C said...

So proud of you. I can't seem to find any motivation to start up pushups again. Oy.

McB said...

Go you! You are still exercising, still moving forward. I'm impressed.

On the happy harriet homeowner front, the good news is the existence of the internet!! You would be surprised at what you can learn to do for yourself. And the confidence it brings.

On my list is plumbing stuff. I just noticed that the hot water faucet in the washroom dribbles when it's turned on. As I don't turn it on all that often I can't say how long this has been going on.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Has it been a year already?! It's a cliche, but where the heck did the time go? I remember when you were going through the househunt; seems like a few months at most.

And way to go on those pushups!

Theresa said...

Yay, Merry! Surprising how quickly those pushups get hard, isn't it?

scroof - the sound I make when collapsing after the last pushup