We are back from our little RV'ing getaway to the wine country and coastline of Central California (click here to see my photos via Instagram), so with just about 10 days here before we head out on our next RV'ing adventure to the national parks of Utah and Western Colorado, it seems a good time to set some goals for what I would like to accomplish this month.
I can easily get distracted by unimportant 'stuff,' so this should be a good way to keep myself focused and moving forward. My hope is that as I do each month's wrap up, I'll feel a sense of accomplishment at all the items check off. At least, that's the plan!
1. Follow up with architect to ensure minor plan changes requested by city after their first round of review are resubmitted to them by next Monday. Five days after that we should receive final approval, yeah!
2. Get our garage door opener lights repaired before our home warranty expires on June 29.
3. Begin tracking my daily food intake in order to lose five pounds this month.
4. Get plans for widening of driveway and replacement of front yard grass with artificial turf from our landscaper, so that we can submit an approval form to our HOA before leaving on our trip.
5. Go through designated Christmas cupboards in garage and donate or toss every item that has not been utilized in the last five years.
6. Transfer our home/earthquake/umbrella policies away from our current, local agency, and back to our prior insurance agency in our old town. The difference in customer service is very apparent, and since all three policies renew this month, the timing is perfect to do so.
7. Transfer one file, out of the dozen or so I've accumulated from our international trips over the years, to our private family blog, including digital photos and links to activities that we did, so that I can toss the paper file into the trash.
8. Prepare a three week menu plan for our upcoming RV trip, in order to buy as many items locally here before we depart as possible. Since we'll be primarily in small towns during this trip, I anticipate very high supermarket prices once we hit the road, which stocking up in advance will help to mitigate.
9. Notify our neighbors that we will be gone, and provide them with our contact information, as well as that of our contractor, in the event anything arises during our absence that needs handling.
10. Prep the house for our absence, including turning off the water valve that controls inside plumbing, stopping mail, and purchasing and setting timers.
Now to print off this list and display it prominently somewhere in the house, to ensure it remains top of mind in the weeks ahead!