Chores take a whole new meaning when you are a new homeowner.. especially if you are a first time homeowner.. You suddenly start appreciating your earlier rental home(s). But this doesn’t take away from the excitement of finally having your own place. And we weren’t immune to this either. When we first moved in, we were just gearing to tackle the front yard, the backyard, the fixes in the all the rooms, the bathrooms [yeah the list seems to go on forever ;)]
But the new job and the everyday routine sucked all our free time and laziness took precedence over everything else on the weekends. But we still couldn’t ignore the fact that we weren’t doing our “chores” on time. It kept turning up like the proverbial bad penny in the form of leaves strewn all across the backyard or the shame of having one of the messier front lawns on the block. So this weekend was granted the honor of being the weekend where we tackle all the work that we tried to ignore. So the highlights of this super saturday were:
- Cleaning up the entire backyard *whoohoo*
- L climbing up on the roof to clean the gutters
- Raking the leaves of the front yard & the walkway
So after all the hard work, we didn’t expect any payment except the satisfaction of having a neat yard. But as luck would have it, you indeed do get paid on tackling all your chores….. So we entered the kitchen to find out that now our dishwasher was back in action!! So no more handwashing all the dishes.. No more of the dirty sink. We are back in business baby!!