Saturday, October 18, 2008

My "It's Done" List

Yesterday I worked my tail end off around the house and yard. Because I failed to make a detailed to-do list, I'm now posting an 'it's done' list. Here goes.

Made out job lists for the kids for this U.E.A. weekend.

Fed and watered the chickens.

Watered the dog and scooped the poop from her dog run.

Removed all the screens from upstairs and downstairs windows. Put them in the storage room for winter.

Instructed and supervised Beans and Loula Belle as they vacuumed the window tracks of the downstairs and upstairs windows.

Personally vacuumed all the window blinds in the house.

Cleaned the outside windows with the following homemade window cleaner that only requires wiping on and then hosing off. (No squeegee required)
1/2 pail of hot water
2 1/2 Tbsp. of dish soap
2 Tbsp. of liquid Jet Dry

Cleaned all the inside windows with Windex and a squeegee (and towell).

Moved kitchen/dining furniture so Beans could sweep the floors.

Picked up Bug from golfing. (Informed him that because he missed out on indoor cleaning, he'd need to mow both the front and back lawn.)

Worked in the garden with both girls. Loula Belle cut down the corn stalks and we all piled them in the compost pile.

Supervised the dog who ran loose in the yard while we worked. (Was very pleased that she didn't once run away to the neighbors' or harrass the chickens.)

We also pulled up the peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins, and zucchini.

We started cutting down the zinnias and other flowers, but stopped before it was completely done.

I returned indoors and re-swept the floors to get all the dirt and debris.

After I mopped an area, Beans used a towel and foot-dried it. Our floors now are sparkly clean!

Finally, I vacuumed all the upstairs carpet. Whew!

Hubby came home from a safety conference in Salt Lake City and grilled up the chicken that had been marinating in Italian dressing. After dinner I read in "An Assembly Such as This," a book featuring Mr. Darcy's view of how things proceeded between himself and Miss Elizabeth Bennett. (I'm loving the book!)

Finally, I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer and hit the sack at about 9 o'clock. ZZZZZZZzzzzzzz


Heidi A. said...

oh my goodness, Christie, -- you're a regular pioneer woman! You do us all proud!

Isn't it the best to be able to write down the list and cross things off --- if even after-the-fact?

Now, can you sit down and finish the book? :)

Suko said...

Gee, Christie, maybe you should be a bit more productive. Seriously, though, WOW!

Flashlight Girl said...

Will you come do my windows next? Seriously, I'm sharing the window cleaner recipe with my hubby. He's a regular whirlwind at windows. He did clean the windows in my bedroom two weeks ago so I would feel less imprisoned while in bed. What a good guy!

I'm glad to hear that there are other "mean" parents who actually made their kids work this weekend instead of traveling to exotic climes. Way to go!

Allie's Antics said...

Good for you. Isn't great to end the day knowing your house is clean? That's just an awesome feeling. I will have to try the recipe for cleaning windows. I get this lovely stuff from Don Aslett that I like. It gets the horrible canal hard water off my big window. We had a garage sale this weekend. It was wonderful to clear out stuff. My mom de-junked before the big mission. It's sad how we accumulate stuff. I ended up selling all these things I had given my mom. Just goes to show you, it's the thought that counts!!