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I completed 94 of 101 tasks leaving 7 as BIG FAT failures. Ah well.
          Six of those failures comprise one catagory of tasks, Lauren's little book, and have been uncerimoniously moved to my next [livejournal.com profile] mission101, which I will post about tomorrow. Oh JOY!!

If someone were to ask, I'd have to say that my biggest accomplishment this past year has been in organizing our big huge collection of photographs, ours plus my parents and my grandparents which I inherited several years ago. The tasks involved seemed overwhelming, but step by step, finally have been done.

I took what had been 20 or so smallish albums, of dubious quality, created by my mom and turned them into 3 largish albums, of archival quality. This was not easy. I got rid of close to 1,500 photographs, both duplicates, whenever the parents went on a trip, I recieved a set of their photos, and ones the parents had put into albums that had since completely discolored their images. So sad, but necessary.

My goal is to make our possessions as easy as possible for Lauren to keep when she inherites them, someday in the far far future, and accomplishing this part of that goal goes along way to helping her do just that. I showed her my handiwork and she was well pleased. YAY!!


wherein most things are blue while a couple are red )

All done :)
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I'd put as 3 WHOLE tasks: Paint the Master Bedroom, which entailed more than you might think mainly because when we'd first moved into this place, not only was I going through my Sage-Green phase, but also my wallpaper-border-at-the-top-of-the-ceiling phase, neither of which am I any longer in. (what??)  And so...

Big Deal [livejournal.com profile] mission101 tasks completed for October:

FIRSTLY, I removed all the stuff from the room and, as importantly, had to find somewhere not in the way, to stash all of that until the room was complete_Two days
SECONDLY, I shoved the remaining I-can't-possibly-move-this-shit-anywhere-else furniture into the middle of the room and started peeling off the border_One day
THIRDLY, unfortunately though, the border had a liner so, I had to wet that down and peel it off_One day.
FOURTHLY, I Spackled and sanded the walls_One day
FIFTHLY, I painted the four walls, maneuvering myself delicately around the herded-to-the-middle-of-the room-furniture_One day
I'm hoping by now, you can see why I pegged this deal at 3 tasks. Seriously.
SIXTHLY, I had to deal with the floorboards, I guess you call them. The room initially had carpeting that we removed a few years back, which left a gap between the original floorboard and the hardwood floors we found underneath the carpet. David had added a second floorboard piece to cover the gap but we hadn't bothered then to caulk and repaint it. Now, I bothered, crawling slowly around the room, in that narrow space between the walls and the furniture, first caulking, then painting_One long and arduous day
SEVENTHLY, By now, as you might imagine, I'm pretty tired and I still needed to put everything back, but Lauren came home and helped. Some. She helped some. Sort of_Two days

I give you Pics!! The Before...
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& the During,
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Everything was tarped, just so you know.
& the After. Ooooh. Aaaah!!
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The End. Applause. Applause. Applause.

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If it's October then, for me at least, it must be time for a brand new and shiny [livejournal.com profile] mission101 list.
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COMPLETED as of September 2014_94
October_Completed_15;     November_Completed_9;     December_Completed_8;
January_
Completed_5;     February_Completed 6;     March_Completed 18;
April_Completed 15;     May_Completed 3;     June_Completed 2;
Juky_Completed_0     August_Completed 3;     September_Completed 10
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FAILED as of September 2014_7
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1 and 2_BOOKClub_8/ 8 Books
The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler
Riding Rockets by Mike Mullane
Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss

The Hotel on Place Vendome by Tilar Mazzeo
Casual Vacancy by JK Rawlings
Heads in Beds: A Reckless Memoir of Hotels, Hustles, and So-Called Hospitality by Jacob Tomsky
BOOKS
3_ Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin
4_Steering the Craft: Exercises & Discussions on Story Writing for the Long Navigator or the Mutinous Crew by Ursula K. Le Guin
5_American Gods by Neil Gaiman
6_The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K LeGuin
7_ Atheist Universe by David Mills
8_Cosmos by Carl Sagan
9_Neil Simon Rewrites: A Memoir

10_Crazy Wisdom by Wes Nisker
11_Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
12_Tina Modotti: Photographer and Revolutionary by Margaret Hooks

MOVIES
13_Anne Hall
HIGH NOON
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE
14_The African Queen_Completed October
DOUBLE INDEMNITY
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
GRAPES OF WRATH
15_West Side Story
REAR WINDOW
THE WIZARD OF OZ
THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES

16_Some Like It Hot
ALL ABOUT EVE

MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
SCHINDLER'S LIST

17_Taxi Driver
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
DR. STRANGELOVE
MIDNIGHT COWBOY
18_A Clockwork Orange
BONNIE AND CLYDE
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
STAGECOACH

GREAT COURSES
19_Building Great Sentences
20_Writing Creative Nonfiction
21_The Skeptic’s Guide to Great Books

22_How to Make Food Taste Great
NETFLIX
23 & 24_Connections I, II, III

DRAWINGS
25_Piece 1_Burgundy&Teal
26_Piece 2_White Drifts
27_Piece 3_Brown&Gold
28_Piece 4_Blue Slice
29_Piece 5_Teal Layers

30_Abstract #1
SHORT STORIES
31 & 38_Johnny&Jameson

39_Basic narrative outline
40_Develop protagonist(s)
41_Develop antagonist(s)
42_Develop, re: Guide to, five truths

EUROPEAN Project
43_Research having prints made from color negatives
44_Select 120 negatives
45_Have European prints made & put into binder
46_Create covers for Europe Photography & Postcard binders
SHORT STORIES
47_Reread & Post to Livejournal mission04’s stories one through four
48_Reread & Post to Livejournal mission04’s stories five through eight
49_Reread & Print QAF stories one through five plus Glam story
50_Reread & Print QAF stories six through eleven
51 to 52_Luminosity_5 days per week_225 out of a possible 260
Project_HOUSE DOCUMENTATION
53_Sort through all existing albums for photos

54_Create album
Lauren’s CHILDRENS BOOK Project_FAIL
55 to 56_front & back of title page
57 through 60_5 child’s drawings

Project_OUR PHOTOS
61 through 63_Sort floral box photos into existing albums
Project_WHITE BOX
64 to 65_Sort & Organize

THE MAKING of a STORY Project
66_On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
67_The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall
68_The Art of Character: Creating Memorable for Fiction, Film, and TV by David Corbett
69_Reread The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller! by Philip Athans
MISSION101 Summers Project
70_Print out and annotate graphically past 3 mission101summers
Project_LAUREN’s JOURNAL
71_Type in found 2002 pages & format & add to journal
RODERICK & ASH FAMILY PHOTO ALBUMS Project

72_Remove photos from old albums
73_Remove duplicates
74_Organize chronologically
75_Divide into subgroups
76_Determine number of & purchase new albums
77 & 79_Sort into albums
PAINTING _Master bedroom Project

80 through 83 _Four walls
LOCAL GALLERIES Project
84_Compile list of all local galleries
85_Vet list for possibilities

PHOTOGRAPHY Project
86_Annotate photo project #3’s photographs

87_APPOINTMENTS
88_DONATE BLOOD_1/2_Partial Fail
89_DONATIONS_UPDATE @ end
Organizations_1 per month donations_12 out of a possible 12
FreeRice_100,000 grains_Completed July_2014
GreaterGood_248 clicks out of a possible 260
Care2_248 clicks out of a possible 260

90 through 92_WEEKLY TASKS
Weekly Task List_1 per week_50/ 52
House _5 tasks per week_44/ 52
Yard_5 tasks per week_64/ 52
Menu_1 per week_42/ 52

93_100_snapshots_3rd_1 post 3 per week_17/ 17
MONTHLY TASKS
94_Post Monthly Photographs_12/ 12
95_Month-end maintenance_11/ 12
96_Send Lauren one surprise per month
October_Fairly Odd Parents
November birthday_Code Lyoko_Series
December Christmas_Star Trek TNG First Season
January_Sponge Bob
February/March_Downton Tabby & Mouseton Abbey
April Easter_Harry & David
97_EVENTS_FATHOM Events_DVDs
EVENTS
MOVIE_Catching Fire_NOVEMBER_2013
PLAY_It’s A Wonderful Life_December 1_2013 @ 1pm_Mainstage UCSC
PLAY_The Snow Queen_December 19_2013 @ 11am_San Jose Rep
MOVIE _The Desolation of Smaug_DECEMBER 13_2013
TV_Downtown Abby_JANUARY 2014
TV_Sherlock_JANUARY_2014
TV_Mad Men_APRIL_2014
TV_Games of Thrones_MAY_2014
98_SUMMER List_Create&Complete
99_Starting January 1_2014_Write 5 days/week_34/ 45 weeks
100_Starting January 1_2014_Draw 5 days/week_34/ 45 weeks

101_Create mission101_2014-2015

This brings to an end my seeming recent spamming of all your journals...for awhile anyway :)

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