- take measurements of the decorated ceiling elements, then find decent lamps/armatures, no more sad little lightbulbs on the ceiling. (I still have 6 of those, WTF.) Of the 7 places I want new lights and armatures, one has been changed, for two others I have the lights but still need installing. - take measurements of my fireplace and find appropriate bio-fuel burner to install (no wood-burner or electric one) Design burner bought, cleaned 3 pounds of ashes out of the chimney (thanks, previous owner!), now it turns out I need to level the backwall of the fireplace before I can hang the burner in its place. Argh. - get old bike fixed one last time before it dies. I'm too ashamed of the current state of my bike to bring it to a repair shop. New valve stems bought, hope that will solve the problem. Still have to change it. - reach my weight goal so I can buy the new bike I promised myself. (This week no treats!) - find cheapest planeticket to New Orleans for any time in 2012 and book it. (More specific: second half of November, just had an invitation to celebrate Thanksgiving in the US) - find a good solution for hiding the cables that are currently running along the walls of my livingroom and bedroom. Cable 'serpentine' bought, now I have to stuff my cables into that thing. - get 2 decent beds for my guestroom, get rid of the old ones (will happen on dec 11) - see if I can find more furniture for guestroom - move all non-essential sh*t from 'ironing-room' to attic - Study for part 2 of ITIL V3 training. - Fill out job-evaluation questionnaire. - put up the bird feeder on the balcony again - smash the current wireless doorbell to pieces and buy a set that DOES work properly. - Buy a new (cheap) suit at C&A or Makro (deadline: dec 12) - Bring bag with old coffee capsules to Nespresso-shop for recycling - Check if I should switch healthcare providers. If yes, make it happen. - Send scans of taxpapers to tax-advisor. - File ALL the paperwork!
Also done: * Glued/hammered metal keyhole covers on my cupboard doors * Brought suits to tailor for modifications, bought new dress shirts as well. * All X-mas cards sent!
New and updated to-do list: * Find a way to get backwall of fireplace egalized (maybe put ad up on werkspot.nl) * Find 4 more lights to replace the sad little lightbulbs * Get the 2 bought lights installed (one requires extra work and 10-inch-long screws....) * Put cables in 'serpentine' * Pick up suits on thursday night * Get a haircut thursday night * Gather additional data for tax advisor to adjust my monthly payments * Finish the photoalbum of our Scotland trip before the end of the month * Digitalize the notebook from my Namibia trip * Fix bike * Book planeticket for New Orleans, november 2012 * Mayyyyyyybe get a ticket for Sziget (caveat: Liz & Erik's wedding is very close to that week) * Pray for frost so my handymen get frost-leave from their construction work and can come install my new secondhand kitchen