We hired a landscaping company to take care of what we'd failed to do this summer: keep up with the jungle that is our yard. They came in last Thursday and razed the mess. It was astonishing how bad things were and how nice it looks now. I occasionally feel bad about it, but then I remember that the major reason we needed serious help was that it's not possible to use power tools around Julian, and Julian's more important than the yard.
We got Eldridge in to finish the work in the basement guest room. The trim is painted, the tape is off the walls, and the room is more-or-less good to go. I also got his help in moving debris to the curb for pickup. The county hasn't promised to pick all of it up, so some of it may have to go to the dump separately. Karen's tried to contact the contractor regarding the downstairs bathroom, as well as another for doing some carpeting. I'm going to (in my copious spare time) see if I can locate a shopvac and re-clean the attic (we had the backwards insulation removed by Yet Another Contractor) and then start packing things up out of my office to go to the attic temporarily so that work can be done there.
The kitchen sink keeps leaking. It's damaged the kitchen floor. If the leaking is finally under control, then the next step is doing more work in the kitchen. We'd put it off, but it looks like we're not going to be able to do what needs to be done in there, and to do it well. There just aren't enough hours in the day and not enough days in the week.
On the other hand, I think I'll be able to tape the trim and prime and paint in the upstairs bedroom, sometime this month. Don't ask me when...I just don't know.
Finally, I have to get the sukkah up. I guess that'll be the first priority on Sunday, which is the next time I'm not at work and don't have shul obligations that take the entire day.