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Taking up a Challenge

golden_meliades  posted a challenge... oh, last week or so.  It was thus:

"My challenge is: take up an 'I'm going to ______________ every _______ for ________." kind of goal yourself.  Maybe you want to complete one piece of new art every Tuesday for the whole summer.  Or spend the first week of each month of 2010 cooking food that you can put in your freezer to last the rest of the month.  Or spend 30 minutes cleaning every day for...name your period of time."

I love the concept and I would love to do something artistic, but right now I have looming deadlines of the home maintainance type.  So instead I'll make it work for that deadline.

I'm going to spend at least thirty minutes cleaning the basement every night from now until May 9.  Evenings when I can't be down there because I have to mind Charlotte or I'm getting home late, I will bring up a box from the crawl space and work on clearing it.

I may continue this beyond my deadline, but Northeastern Chimney comes on May 10, so that is the hard stop point to make the basement reasonable for the work crew.  They need to be in the basement with the boiler, and on the roof.  The roof is perfectly presentable.  The basement is less so.

I'll write about this past weekend's adventures in basement cleaning later.  Suffice it to say that it kicked my butt, but there is defintely a light at the end of the tunnel.  Bob's level of involvement over the next week will determine if it is the end of the tunnel, or the headlamp of an oncoming train.

We're going to deal with the cider so that I can have my freezer back.  Right?



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Apr. 19th, 2010 02:54 pm (UTC)
I'm going to sleep every night for seven or more hours.
(my consistency goals are modest these days)
Apr. 19th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
My goals are modest too -- I'm going to keep up with the dishes every day. And I'm going to mow the lawn before we get glaring looks from the neighbors.
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