July 31, 2011

Tackling the never ending "to-do" list

If you were to come to our house you would quickly see all the projects that we have going on - at once.  Our usual MO is start on a project, get it about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way done, and then stall out.  For instance, the stairs are installed and look great.  But we still have yet to caulk and touch-up paint.  Even the hardwood floors that we installed almost 2 years ago still need trim around the fireplace and the closet trim needs to be done.  We simply do not stay on task and our mind wanders to the next item on the "to-do" list.  :)

So today, we were "shopping" on Craigslist and thought it would be fun to check out the building materials section.  Never know when you will find something good -  and today we did!  An entry door (exactly like what we have been looking for) was listed for a very reasonable price.  Once we were sure that it could potential work in our opening we called the guy up and asked if it was still available.  Next step, go see it.  We stopped by after church (lived just down the road from us in downtown Apex - so convenient!).  The door was perfect - exactly what we were looking for but we had a few reservations.  It set to swing the opposite way, there wasn't a frame, and it needed a bit of TLC.  After collecting information on new frames, we decided that we could totally make it work and it would save us a ton of money (the man had even knocked $50 off the original price!).  And off we went to get our new door!

So, we at least have the door now.  Who knows when we will get it installed.  :)

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