Whew! Here we are, February.  Valentine’s Day. And I just finished writing a 2500 word article on firewood and the (romantic) fireplace and ha! Some may say, “What’s the point?” . . . Right?! I mean — Winter (weather) has been nothing of what I would typically expect. Well, OK . . . still a little, and it did drop into the twenties yesterday.

Lit Fire Stone Fireplace

Anyways, a little unexpected.  But really — Who can predict everything?  Well, I know – the Giants . . . yep, picked ‘em, and of course, I have been getting a bit of my honey do done around my house. That’s always a safe bet.

Do It Yourself Ailse at KMart

So, I wanted to revisit my Christmas Season / Winter to do list, posted on December 15th — nearly two months ago.  It looked something like this (but now with updates applied):

My To Do List

Doing okay with it I guess.  And yes, the final set of ellipses there stood for all the little things that come up.  I think I have heard it called, and I have a problem sometimes when I try to say it (a la MegaMind in Despicable Me), “Hoony Due”, “Oney Dew” . . . ahhh,  something like that.

A Honey Do for My Valentine 365, aka My Honey Do To Do List

Just last weekend (Super Bowl weekend), my wife had me helping with the prep for a birthday party she hosted this past weekend.  When I lay all the little things out, it seems like a lot (though they were all really little).

Assembling Coaster Retro Kitchen Chairs

Assembled Coaster Retro Kitchen Chairs

Tighten Door Knob Baldwin Bronze

Tighten Loose Exterior Door Knob

Delta Victorian Single Handle with Spray Venetian Bronze Tightened

Tighten Loose Single Handle Sink Faucet

Removing a Coffee Stain From Granite Hutch

Removed a Coffee Stain From Granite

Carpet Tape to Fix Rolling up Area Rug

Used Carpet Tape to Tape Down Corner of Area Rug

Replace GE SmartWater Filter Frig (Amazon Affiliate)

Replaced the GE SmartWater Water Filter on the Frig

Trim Board Mounted Print with a Yardstick and a Utility Knife

Trimmed a Board Mounted Print

Antique Photo Framed and Hung-Baltimore

Framed & Hung Trimmed Print

Pass Through Salvaged Metal Sign Hung on Chimney

Hung Salvaged Metal Sign on Chimney

Repaired Stained Glass Lamp Shade with Plumbing Epoxy

Repaired Stained Glass Lamp Shade with Plumbing Epoxy

CFLs for Exterior Lights

Installed CFLs on Exterior Lights (you don’t see cracking paint.)

Unclog Vanity Drains with Zip-It Tool (Amazon Affiliate)

Unclogged a Vanity Drain with the Zip-It Tool

Zip It Tool Works Drain Unclogged

See. Love It!

Camera Case Tooth Brush Missing Trim Rosettes

Next . . . door goes there, rosettes over there.


Bagster Bag Partially Filled

And anyway, the level in my Bagster Bag (Amazon Affiliate link) hasn’t really risen all that much.  (More on Bagster and another To Do List, here >> A To Do List Solution.)  My mom, sister and I have steadily been working thru cleaning out my grandmother’s (rest her soul) – and we are getting into some kinda fun stuff.  I learned that at one point my grandfather was a contract furniture maker; a discovered stack of wood shaping blades led to this conversation.  This is what remains of his once full loaded pegboard.

Pegboard Above a Workbench

My wife too has mentioned her anxiousness to start tearing into the early signs of hoarding in our attic.  We’re converting it to a bedroom and I am certain the Bagster will come in handy at that point.  Soon, I say.


. . . beyond that – I know I have been a little quiet.  Barry and I have been discussing some really exciting things (like maybe another site — shhh), and I have been working with my SEO Coach, you know who you are (I mean — what good is all this great content if more than just you is finding it.  Right?) . . . Many thanks.

Look for some guest submissions from me, elsewhere (hope to get ’em in this week).  I’m looking forward to a couple new submissions here and I am getting excited to announce participation in three brand partnerships.  First of which, Barry is tackling >>  The SmartKey Lock Blogger Program with The Home Depot & Kwikset. (Home Depot, Kwikset SmartKey & Me.)

Some may include travel (give me a “Hoooo”!) and some may include gift card giveaways.  Just sayin’ and be on the look out.


Thanks for reading, enjoy your Honey and a fire.  Happy week all. ~jb

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