Already August?

Where is the summer going?  It seems like we just bought our house, but it's already been 2 1/2 months since we moved!  

With summer activities being in full gear, it can be hard to get motivated to work around the house.  While we’ve still been working, our pace has been a lot slower than it was when we originally bought the house. 

Matt and I are both on our respective company softball teams, so we each have games once a week.  We try to get to the gym 2-3 times a week.  Matt had band practice.  We spend time with friends and family.  We do chores.  When is there time for putting up more trim or clearing out the master bedroom?

While we were never expecting to have the house finished too quickly, it’s a little bit depressing to be living in an unfinished house.  At this point, we don’t have any room 100% completed. 

So how do you get motivated to keep up with your projects?  Do you have a system?  A list?  Do you just jump in and get to work?  How do you get out of a rut and start getting things done?  I’d really like to know.


  1. We make a date - an appointment. If we decide to do a chore on Saturday morning, it gets done. If we leave Saturday unscheduled, we don't get to it.

    The place is looking great! Beth

  2. Looking at the floor plan, it looks like you could move the bathtub to be perpendicular to the wall and leave enough room for a shower in the master bath. down the road....


  3. Our plans are to build a garage and extend the master bedroom, adding a full bathroom and walk-in closet. You know, when we have $50k laying around...

    And scheduling things in a great idea. I'll have to try that this weekend!