Maintaining Hollyhock's House Jun 30, 2016 6:37:33 GMT -5 Quote Select PostDeselect PostLink to PostBack to Top Post by hollyhock on Jun 30, 2016 6:37:33 GMT -5 Good Thursday morning.Tomorrow here is Canada Day - so everything, except touristy stuff is closed. Not that I need anything, but I like to plan around it. So today is an at home day. I'm not sure yet quite what to do. It's laundry day - but I have minimal - maybe 1 or 2 loads if I stretch it, 1 anyway. I usually match that up with looking after paperwork.So today I might just concentrate on finishing up this week's challenge, which is switching out the tax files for the VCR tapes on the bird room closet shelf. Last PM I found the tax totes, and pulled them out into the hall. I can get them emptied - in my bedroom I guess, before I get the birds up. (I try to get the birds up a bit late because they start loud flock-calling when I uncover them, and I don't want them screeching too early.)Once they are up I can empty the VCR tapes into the totes, and then put the tax files up on that shelf - with the plan to toss these tapes - a few at a time - and get the totes eventually emptied. I'm hoping to also end up with more free space on the closet shelf, but I will see. Thankfully the bird room is finally cooling down, despite having a fan blowing in there (but not at them) constantly. I got curtains with black out lining, and that helps, but the biggest help was a fan that fits into the window itself, has 2 small fans blowing, but they are thermostatically controlled. I could see the birds happier immediately. It worked so well that yesterday I stopped and got 1 for my bedroom, since the ac unit in there doesn't seem to be working well, and this fan now made a huge difference, and I slept great. But after 1 1/2 years, the bird room is finally at a decent temp.Actually, since I just started planning my deep cleaning and challenges by a room a month - tomorrow starts a new month, so if I could get this switch-around finished, that would be great, and I move on to a new room tomorrow. So here goes my day:ME:Weigh and record Exercise:- walk 2 miles 1 mile DVD, 0.8 miles running around the building- something else? 10 min cardioShower, dress, makeup Log meals into MyFitnessPal Read Bible DAILY:Circle tour, tidying Catch up dishes Wipe down kitchen counters, sink, stove top Make bed Bird care Bathroom swish and swipe Toss garbage THURSDAY'S TASKS:LAUNDER CLOTHESBRIGHTS? DARKS? LIGHTS?- sort - wash - dry - put away PAPERWORK- collect all loose papers, sort, toss, or file- sort some in paper basket- shredWater plants CHALLENGE FOR WEEK:BIRD ROOM- remove old VCR tapes from closet shelf - put accordion files with taxes on shelf - move tapes to same totes - start discarding tapes- shred papers needing shredding- put any manuals from boxes into manual tote LEFT OVER FROM LAST WEEK'S CHALLENGE:BALCONY:Does large basket of impatiens need repotting? (Needs more soil) No, it's doing fineCut back 7 pots of pink and white geraniums? Root them? All branches I want to cut back are flowering. Will do at another time.