Thursday, May 12, 2022

Get it done list for May

Stay focused on saving for Grid down items (stove and pipe and solar water pump especially)

Stay focused on saving for winter propane.

Continue to do deep cleaning (good for rainy days)

Clean outside front room windows so Hubby can put on full size screens. All the rest take  adjustable window screens. 

Install front room window screens (Hubby)

Finish washing summer bedding and put on beds

Finish washing summer curtains and hang up

Finish washing summer furniture throws and put on furniture

Wash last of winter bedding and put in barn

Wash last of winter curtains and put in barn

Wash last of winter furniture throws and put in barn

Wash summer clothes and put in drawers

Pull winter clothes and put in barn.

Finish planting the garden by Memorial day.

Take grow cart to barn.

Take grow lights to barn

Clear garden shed completely. 

Repair garden shed floor and add ventilation. (Hubby)

Load firewood into garden (now wood) shed. Split any that is too big for stove.(Hubby) Might pay a could of Amish kids to help put the wood in the shed.

Continue to get wood for winter. 

Store large drying rack in east bedroom

Unload Hubby's wardrobe in wheelchair bathroom(me) and move to front room( hopefully Hubby but probably me)

Deep clean/ caulk if needed/ install insulation covers on outlets and switches if needed wheel chair bathroom

Build closet where wardrobe was (Hubby) in wheelchair bathroom

Put Hubby's clothes in new closet. (Should be Hubby but I can guess it will be me)

Remove wardrobe in front room by Hubby's desk (Grandfather's clock will go there) Take to East bedroom (both)

Remover wardrobe in front room by wheelchair bathroom. Take to West bedroom.(both)

Move Hubby's wardrobe that was in wheelchair bathroom to front room by wheelchair bathroom door. ( Probably me but hope Hubby)

Mark off area that wood cookstove will take and space needed around it for safety. (both)

Straighten 1st bay of barn to store garden stuff.

Put garden stuff in 1st bay of barn. Which will clear a lot in the front room. 

Start moving front room furniture around for stove to come in.



just rolling along


Bought a kraut crock. Got the crock but no lid or weights. Sent email. They immediately sent lid and weights... even  though the lid and weights were wrapped good and the box was not damaged. The lid was broke. I am guessing since the weights could shift in the box, they hit the lid. Company is sending new lid and credited my credit card for the issues. Hubby told me to just pitch it and let it go. Nope that is not happening.

Turned off 3 nightlights.

Turned off all the grow lights (10 bulbs).

Cut the electric bill by $35. BEFORE turning off the lights. 

Washing and drying on yard clothes line the summer bedding for 5 beds. Furniture covers will be next and I am hoping to get the summer curtains done also. I doubt if the warm weather will stay long enough to get the summer clothes done. Might do the winter bedding and curtains before the clothes as they can always go on the drying rack if things turn wet. 

Have plants to go in the gardens. Hubby is not working Friday so that will be planting day.

Son2 had to go out of town, his friend offered to take care of his cats so I did not drive 4 hrs. and lose two days (as I would stay over night) in the gardens. 

I got my back injections on Monday. Instead of eating out like usual we have cheese and crackers and water in the parking lot before driving home.

Tuesday we "pit stopped" at a friends' house to drop off eggs and asparagus then we had 2 doctor appts, drop off of meds to the city police that I don't take any more, stop at Dollar General for 2 graduation cards, furniture polish and heavy duty foil and then went to Texas Roadhouse using a could gift certificates Daughter 2 gave us. We now have enough leftovers for the next couple of days.

Which is good since Hubby doesn't know when he will get home. He was suppose to haul 1 load on Wednesday, got a call at 8 am. and it became 2 1/2 loads. Got another call and it became 4 loads... possible 5 which means part of it will be done Wednesday and Thursday as the company that is getting the deliveries closes at 3 pm. Ran by Amish that has chores to do before supper. Hubby actually likes they are that way because that means he is home by 4 himself instead of 7 as the other company is open to 6 and is an hr. away. T

No groceries bought though we will need milk... Amish selling milk for $5-$7 a gallon. NON GMO, fresh etc. Have to sign a waver to buy it. Some require you to buy a share of the cow. Depends on the laws in that area. I am not spending that at this time.

I am keeping track of costs for the "off the grid" stuff. Keeps us on budget for sure.

AND the get it done list is growing by leaps and bounds.