7:43 am: This is the first Saturday of my entire life as a homeowner not completely dominated by the fruitcakes who’ve run the country for the past 8 years. I drain my first pot of coffee and settle in to prepare my list.
7:48 am: Some possibilities for the day: Replace sump pump. Demo second bathroom. Pull up carpeting in future sunroom. Install fan in bathroom. Insulate attic. Power wash front of house. Caulk around front door. Paint outside trim. Clean gutters. Prime hallway and laundry room. Clean out tornado shelter. Turn off outside water valve. Cover vents to crawlspace.
7:53 am: Basking in the satisfaction of completing the task list, I decide on my first chore: making a new pot of coffee to enjoy while watching the DIY network.