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I have not posted here in a while. Why, you ask…

Priorities! Over the past 2 months I have had to decide many times to do one thing over another. Ok a lot of the time there is no real choice, its just that some things get done and some other things don’t get done.

Andy Stanley (@AndyStanley on twitter) once said that there is always too much to do and not enough time to do it all, so you have to choose who you are going to cheat. Cause you are going to cheat someone or something so choose wisely.

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Marla refreshed the list on the fridge. ‘Unfortunately’ the undone stuff of the old list made it onto the new list :)

I was a bit surprised to see ‘Mow the lawn’ on the list, that kind of thing) regular jobs, like unpack the dishwasher and do the washing, usually don’t make the list. I think it was her way of saying “I want you to do the lawn next Saturday.” I don’t like mowing the lawn at anytime other than early morning or in the evening, it is way to hot otherwise.

  • Weather proof front door. Yes it is still not done.
  • Varnish back door frame.
  • Replace old style light switch.
  • Fix step. We forgot to buy the glue :(
  • Paint cornice.
  • Install embroidery software. Marla actually did this, I asked her to get the software out so that I could install it, and the next thing I knew it was done.
  • Mow the lawn.

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The Honeydo List #7

honeydo Slow week again this week. A very full weekend means not getting much moved off the list.

I’d just like to send a reminder to all the wives out there that the Honeydo list is an agreement between Marla and myself and not something that Marla forced on to me. It works for us, it might not work for you, it might, but it might not.

  • Weather proof front door. This one does seem to be taking a long while, even tough it is started I just can’t seem to get it right :(
  • Varnish back door frame.
  • Replace old style light switch. 
  • Paint a wall in CJ’s bedroom.
  • Fix step.
  • Sort out Alicia’s room.

Do you have a way of getting things done?

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The Honeydo List #6

honeydo In the comments section of the last Honeydo list post, Marla accused me of slacking off, of getting less done as weeks go by. In a desperate attempt to prove her wrong (and I am a stat’s freak) I put some stats together.

I don’t know if they mean anything at all but before we get to this weeks list let me show them to you:

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The Honeydo List #5

honeydoOK so I know I am day late, but here it is.

If you are not familiar with the Honeydo list check out the previous entries here

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The Honeydo List #4

honeydoOk, so before we have a look at this week’s list, I need to clear some things up a bit. Although I have called this list the Honeydo list, that is not an entirely accurate name.

Since I started publishing things on this list I have probably added as many things to the list as Marla has. For instance on today’s list, 5 of the 10 items are there because I put them there. (more…)

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The Honeydo List #3

honeydoThis week was a bit of a slow one for me. I only really ticked two things off the list. A number of things have been removed from the list, but technically I was only responsible for two of them.

On Saturday morning Marla heard a truck pull up next door. The neighbour had been doing some brickwork at his house and had hired someone to remove the rubble. Marla shouted to me and I asked nicely if they could not take the tiles and the rest of our building rubble from the kitchen renovations. So I can’t really take any of the credit for those.

So, this weeks honeydo list:

  • Clear bag of papers in the spare room. (I really should do this, it will be an easy one to cross off)
  • Move box of tiles. (Thanks rubble removal guys)
  • Weather proof front door.
  • Dump building rubble.
  • Varnish back door frame.
  • Donate old computer.
  • Install hatch in ceiling (Got started on this one, but it turned into a bigger job than I expected, hoe to finish by next week).
  • Hang curtain rail in CJ’s room.

Did you knock anything off your list this week?

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The Honeydo List #2

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Just as ‘synapticlightfeared for himself, last weeks post came back to bite me in the bum.

It seems Marla took it as a personal challenge.

If you don’t know what the honeydo list is, check this out.

Before I post this weeks list, I promised some clarifications in this weeks edition.

There are no real hard and fast rules about how long things can stay on the list, although I do find that if things stay on the list for too long I start to get ‘subtile’ reminders (I fully expect the bag of papers on this weeks list to land on my desk if it is still on the list this time next week).

Some jobs are rather large and require a fair amount of planning and preparation, sometimes the weekend’s activities dot allow for much progress (I spent 3 hours standing around in a shop on Saturday morning waiting for the bed (point two of this weeks list) to be packed up), so a fair amount of leeway is often allowed.

OK, so with no further ado, this weeks list

  • Fix the part of the floor that is lifting.
  • Construct bed.
  • Clear bag of papers in spare room.
  • ‘unstick’ passage door.
  • move box of tiles.
  • weather proof gap under front door.
  • Dump building rubble. (this should have been on the list months ago)
  • Varnish back door frame.
  • Donate old computer.
  • ‘unstick’ garden door.
  • Install hatch in ceiling. (I need someone small or supple enough to negotiate my ceiling cavity – any takers?)
  • Clear pile of papers on my desk.

What does your list look like?

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The Bed

Chrystina is soon going to have a little sister.

We have heard how traumatic the arrival of the second child can be on the first born, so we decided to ‘graduate’ her from the baby room to her own room.

With the new room she gets a new bed. Now she already has a bed, so his one had to have something a little special. The bed part is identical to the one she has now so in the future we can make bunk beds out of them.

I spent the afternoon putting the bed together.

Starting out - The spare room

Starting out - The spare room

The kit (and the 'handlanger')

The kit (and the 'handlanger')

Laying out the peices

Laying out the pieces

And a little help

And a little help

Then a rest (yes that is bubble wrap)

Then a rest (yes that is bubble wrap)

Pieces complete now to stack them

Pieces complete now to stack them

stacked, ladder and slats

stacked, ladder and slats

Add the 'tent', mattress and duvet

Add the 'tent', mattress and duvet

She loves it

She loves it

The pictures don’t come lose to communicating just how excited she was about this whole thing.

So what do you think?

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Honeydo list #1

I have a list. A list of things to do.  It is a system that Marla and I have developed so that things get done.

I have this annoying habit (according to Marla) of not doing things immediately after I have been asked to do it, I’ll do it, but in my own time. Add to that the propensity to forget the word-of-mouth requests, and sometime things just don’t happen.

This either ends in Marla asking again and again (which feels like nagging to both of us), the thing not being done or Marla giving up and doing it herself.

None of those three helps a marriage work. So enter the Honeydo list…

Short for “Honey please do this for me”.  Marla writes the thing on a list that lives on the fridge and I am responsible for doing it and crossing it off the list.

In this weekly post you, the reader, get to hold me accountable to the Honeydo list.

At the beginning of the weekend:

  • Mount blackboard on the kitchen wall.
  • Hang 12 frames on the passage wall
  • Silicone the gap in the back wall of the dustbin cupboard.
  • Fix the part of the floor that is lifting.

As I am the world’s most gifted procrastinator most of these were done just before writing this up. As of right now the list looks like:

  • Mount blackboard on the kitchen wall. Sunday evening
  • Hang 12 frames on the passage wall. Saturday afternoon
  • Silicone the gap in the back wall of the dustbin cupboard. 5 mins ago
  • Fix the part of the floor that is lifting. (I only got half of this done, it was a bigger job than it looked and some glue from the first part of the job needs to dry overnight)

Oh and just so that there is no misunderstanding, this is a rolling list, I am allowed to leave things over for next week (or next month).

Do you have a list? How does your system work?

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