Right now, the Northeast is again the grip of a snowstorm of epic proportions. We’re going on 24 hours of a 48-hour storm, and I can’t even see the street from the window, that’s how insanely the wind is whipping around the snow. The phrases “paralyzing blizzard” and “snow hurricane” (“snowicane” for my Tweeps) have been bandied about. I know other parts of the country deal with this kind of weather every winter, but here in the NYC metro area, this is a cause for mass panic.
I’ve decided to take a vacation day today if we are indeed called in to the office; the commute was just too scary on Thursday. As a result of the long weekend, I’m hoping to get some more things done around the house, despite the busy social schedule we have (weather permitting) — Mr. Saver’s godson is turning 1 and his parents are throwing a party in his honor across town, and his aunt and cousin are driving in from Wisconsin, which means a dinner across the street at the in-laws.
But in between those events, there are some projects I want to finish/tackle:
- Replace the thermostat. I bought a programmable, digital version (for $25), but this project is a bit intimidating. What if I screw it up? Will I be able to reinstall the old one?
- Replace a light switch. It’s stuck in the “ON” position, which means we have to turn off the lamp that’s plugged into the corresponding outlet by hand. And since the switch is by the front door, it means there’s no light to turn on when we walk in.
- Finish painting the office. It’s all taped up and has two coats of white semi-gloss paint on the trim; it needs another two coats to be complete. The minimal furniture in the room is all pulled away from the walls to accommodate the project, and it’s driving me batty.
I haven’t gotten too much done this week around the house, but I’m working on it. Are there any projects on your to-do list?