Wednesday, June 3, 2020

A little corona pushes home projects to the forefront

One thing is for certain with everybody being hunkered down while dodging the coronavirus. We definitely have extra time on our hands.

Let me see, which house project should I choose on the list of more than 100 that I have compiled over the past few years. That seems to be the burning question around our house as of late. Perhaps you’re facing the same challenge.

In between job transfers and starting new jobs, both of my older kids are home right now. I think my youngest kind of likes it, but of course, with her being a newly turned teenager, she’s not going to admit it to anybody.

Regardless, I have a little extra help around the house these days. It’s a great time to pull out the project list and see what we can knock off.

This past weekend we conquered painting the living room. It has been neglected for many years and was in desperate need of a fresh coat of paint and a little patching of some small holes. It’s amazing what a little paint can do to lift one’s spirits. I feel like I have gained a whole new house again. Well, maybe that’s stretching it a bit, but you get my drift.

One of the next big projects is to purge through mountains of “stuff” we have inherited over the last 15 years. It just baffles me how quickly things can accumulate. “It’s time to have a big yard sale and purge the house,” my oldest daughter says as she’s going through everything. She is on a mission to declutter the house.

I hope you can also find projects that have just driven you, well maybe, a little crazy.

I have a feeling we are going to have a lot more time on our hands in the coming weeks and months to tackle home improvement projects. With the cancellations of community festivals and celebrations just starting to trickle in, I think we’re going to have an onslaught in the next month. I’m afraid it’s going to be a long summer without all the fun we’re used to enjoying.

We are all going to have to become creative in finding things to occupy our time. I think we’re in for the long haul. Let’s hope the coronavirus will bring out the best in each of us as we struggle to fill time we’re not used to having.

As I’ve previously said, this pandemic may force us to spend more time together as a family and slow down our pace just a bit.

Like it or not, the coronavirus is sending us all in hot pursuit of finding a new way of life, at least temporarily.




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