The Art of the Overhaul, week 9

 

Family

  • paint deck
  • fix under deck access
  • MA iTunes card with some tax refund money
  • Medical bill 2: 70% paid off
  • Truck repair bill: 25% paid off

Kim

  • repot plants, toss out plastic garden pots

Kelly

  • garden work and help with yard work
  • general tidying of room, initial inventory but no purging

Michael

  • Room: trophies, closet, more books, more movies, took apart platform bed, put down new floor (tax refund money), continue sorting.
  • Yard work:  grass, garden

Hannah

  • Extra work hours

Ohio, hiking

Clifton Gorge was one of our favorite hiking spots in Ohio. We started taking Michael at least once a month starting when he was about 5 months old.  He loved to go: it was quiet, peaceful, he actually slept best when strapped to Kelly’s back.

Closer to home, we took daily walks, sometimes multiple walks a day.  He rode in the stroller when it was just the two of us.  He began to walk to 10 months and from then on he chose whether to walk, ride, or usually a combination of both.

He began to hike on his own at about 2 1/2.  These were just short little hikes, but we did include some elevation and scrambling before he turned 4.

The Art of the Overhaul, week 8

Family

  • 8 more bags to Goodwill
  • Movies:  watch movies on “Watch and See” list and decide if we want a digital copy.
  • medical bill 2– still working on, 65% paid off

Kim

  • Laundry Room Sort: extra blankets, miscellaneous stuff that ends up in there, and household tool kit

Kelly

  • garden work and help with yard work

Michael

  • Work continues in his room:  trophies, closet, more movies, more books
  • Yard work, garden work, mow grass.

Hannah