In preparing to go to Spain we have lists reminding us what we need to do. One, renting our property, is particularly challenging. It’s a never-ending ticker tape of fixing, painting and…well, just doing stuff.
Some things we have to do, like getting a Gas Safety certificate, others we wish we didn’t have to – like painting over (or at least covering up) the ‘graffiti’ in the study – myriad messages of hope, lyrics and thoughts of children and adults over the last ten years. Some of them aren’t even pretentious.
Here’s the latest list of jobs – followed by some of that graffiti tenants won’t want to read each day.
Paint hall woodwork – Fix front door outside light – Fix light in hall – Paint kitchen skirting board – Radiator taps – Attach alarm units and cables – Kitchen tap (leaks) – Fix french doors – Paint study – Fix kitchen unit skirting – Tidy kitchen door hinges – Clear out under stairs cupboard – Living room and study blinds / curtains – Front door knocker – New loft ladder – Paint front bedroom walls – Clean curtains – Bathroom shower pump – Light switches in bedroom – Carpets cleaned – Loft clearance – Fix 2nd smoke alarm – Clean plastic strip under shower ‘door’ – Touch up grouting in shower – Fix bathroom sink unit / water damage – Stain greenhouse – Clean inside of greenhouse – Cut back trees/bamboo – Cover pond with grill – New front gate – New side gate – New fence – Gas Certificate – Electrics check – Get rid of all unwanted furniture – Get rid of old TV – Professional clean of house – Storage – Get drunk and fall over…
…and don’t even mention getting two cats to Spain.
Update: here’s our film of The Ten Years Wall.