Things I Haven't Done During the Pandemic
Since I've been working from home for a year and not really going on vacations, you'd think I'd get things done that needed to be done. You might imagine that I would actually clean my house more (dusting, mopping and vacuuming for example). You would be wrong. Even though I'm physically here and I COULD take time during the day (since I'm not taking a coffee break to talk to coworkers or going out for lunch), I haven't. Yes, I am shamed...no it isn't changing.
I could have had the house fixed up a bit more. I did have the downstairs painted (https://bfthsboringblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/the-virus-diary-moving-downstairs.html will take you down that rabbit hole) and I had wanted to do more. I HAD wanted to fix up the patio since we were spending more time outside. That didn't happen as none of the contractors/companies that I reached out to followed up. (One guy never even called me back!) Out of 6 or 7 attempts, I got three quotes. The most comprehensive one was way over my budget. No one ever followed up to see if what I thought of the proposals. Maybe I should try again this spring? This patio project seems to be the most reasonable oen in terms of cost and displacement. (What I REALLY need is a redo of the only bathroom we have in the house, but that will require big bucks and we would not be able to live in a house without a bathroom so even though the bathroom has not had much work done to it since the house was built in 1923... at this point I'm sucking up and living with it. At least until I hit the lottery; at which point I can have the entire house worked on. I can tear the back of the house and have a bathroom built on the first floor and the kitchen could be expanded [which would ruin the whole new patio that I don't have] and I could do so many things...can you tell I'm a little jealous of all the neighbors who have recently had major renovations done to their homes even though it's incredibly inconvenient especially during this time of Covid-19?) Any thoughts on this crazy ramble?
Another thing I haven't done is had my hair professionally colored. (https://bfthsboringblog.blogspot.com/2021/03/the-virus-diary-hairy-tale.html) And I've only had my hair cut ONCE since March of 2020. So this is what I look like today. (I am being very brave here because this is me this morning...bare bones.)