Our House got a “Reboot”

This past weekend Travel Man and I decided it would be a good time to knock some items off of our “Things to get done Around the House” list.  I don’t really call this list our “Honey-Do” list, because a lot of times we work on the list together.  Especially if it is something I don’t really know how to do, or want to learn to do.

On this particular Saturday,  Travel Man was putting up a ceiling medallion in our bedroom around the ceiling fan.  This required the power to the electric circuit in our bedroom to be turned off.  The circuits in our house are just a bit quirky, and on the electrical panel some of our circuits were labeled and some were not.  This issue of course has now been corrected.

We formed a little family assembly line so that when the power to our bedroom was off, I yelled to our daughter whether or not the power was cut,  and she relayed the message to Travel Man outside.   A little back note here; our ceiling fan can run with or without the light on.  I did not have the light turned on when we started this relay process.  Travel Man had gone through almost all of the circuits or more before we,  or should I say,  I realized that it would be easier if I had the light turned on to tell when the power was cut.  We went through the entire electrical panel, and back to the very first circuit before the power was cut.  Ooopsy doodle, I should have turned the light on much, much sooner.  It would have saved my guy the trouble of flipping all of the switches in the entire panel.

After we were all done just getting the power shut off, the ceiling medallion was in place and the power was back on, I said, “Hey, we actually re-booted the house today!”  I’m pretty sure Travel Man laughed at that one, and told me I should write a blog post about our adventure.  So I did.

Many times,  the time that Travel Man and I spend around the house together is limited.  Sometimes we choose to  focus on the house , and make the most of that time and get a few needed repairs done.  Other times we don’t worry about the fixes around the house and we just focus on us spending some time together.  That’s when we usually go to Disneyland to do some serious people watching.

How’s your “Things to get done around the House” list going?  What’s the last thing in your house that got repaired or updated?

This post has been linked to the GRAND Social linky


  1. Elaine says:

    Hi Renee…..LOL, not turning on the light first sounds like something I would do! That’s when Jim would say lovingly, “Sometimes you’re such a girl.” 😉 On Sunday, I told him I had trouble getting into the driver’s side door of my car. He said, how’d you finally get it to open? I said, hmmm….I dunno, I forgot! Then came that line of his…

  2. Grandma Kc says:

    What a great post. You are so lucky to have someone to do things around the house that you can learn from. I would love to learn to be Grandma Fix-it! Grampy is wonderful but he is NOT Mr. Fix-it. The last thing to get fixed around the house… does changing the batteries in the remote count? Just stopping by from the GRAND Social Linky Party. Hope you get a chance to do the same!

    • I am extremely lucky to have a Mr. Fix-It guy. Although he does travel a lot, he always makes time for the important fixes around the house. You know the one’s that keep me happy! Glad you stopped by for a visit today!

  3. I don’t call it a honey-do list either, as my husband and I tackle the projects together, for the most part. Taking care of our home is one of our primary activities — though I sure would love to visit Disneyland now and then, too. 😀

    Thank you for participating in this week’s GRAND Social! Always a pleasure to see you!

    • Hey Lisa- Glad you stopped by for a visit. I totally prefer tackling the projects around the house together, much more satisfying! A great Grand Social this week. I love reading everyone’s posts.

  4. Terry says:

    My dad was a definite Mr. Fixit and my husband comes in a close second! My sister and I both have a “fixit” streak so whenever we complete something our mantra is always something like, “John Keith’s daughter strikes again!”. My daughters have started saying, “Well, I am John Keith’s granddaughter!” when they do something around their own homes. My dad loves this claim to fame with his female descendants!

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