2017 Goal Check In: February Progress

Apparently didn’t make it a goal, but should have…namely my bedroom painting “epic” is finally over!  I started painting my master bedroom in October, and only finished this month, finally.  Lots of personal reasons behind it, but glad to finally have the project done.  I learned never start a project like that while dealing with a bunch of emotional stuff and also that masking tape is evil incarnate and it will NOT come off glass even “fresh”.  *ugh*

And after a double round of inexcusable screw ups by my old host, HostNexus, I finally got motivated enough to complete the recode of An Eclectic World in a single weekend! It’s now done and live and I’m so done with that host.  I’ll still be doing a few more posts on the recode, just behind on a lot of writing stuff due to personal issues going on.  Also added two new goals, related to that final code project being done.


  1. Mortgage balance below $80,000
  2. Student loan balance below $15,000
  3. Student loan group 06/07 (oldest loans) paid in full
  4. Additional $1,500 added to Roth IRA

Fitness and Health

  1. Weight down to 160 lbs. (weight on January 1st: 172 lbs.) by June – currently at 173.6, down from last month but still up from the start of the year
  2. Weight down to 150 lbs. by end of year
  3. Do some form of physical activity, be it weight training, swimming, walking, or biking, at least twice a week at lunch time by March
  4. Consistently do some form of physical activity at least twice a week at lunch time by July
  5. Consistently do some form of physical activity at least three times a week at lunch time by October
  6. Walk up the stairs at work at least once a week by March
  7. Walk up the stairs at work at least twice a week by July
  8. Walk up the stairs at least three times a week by October

Around the House

  1. Replace mini-blinds in master bedroomDONE! Sugar Maple, 2″ wood blinds now installed 🙂
  2. Have all old insulation removed from attic
  3. Upgrade electrical panel from 100 to 200 amp and have wiring fixed in bedrooms and living rooms, as well as AC in living room upgraded to 220 plug
  4. Replace living room and home office air conditioning units
  5. Replace insulation in attic
  6. Clean up/out home office closet (smaller one)
  7. De-weed and restore smaller front garden and replant
  8. Fix larger fence gate so opens again (has root stuck under door) – I’ve done more fixes, but its still sagging…may need to just remove and rehang higher or cut the bottoms
  9. Get backyard mowed back to sane levels again – been doing some trimming along the edges and stuff and hopefully can get mowed soonishy

Everything Else

  1. Finish the recode of An Eclectic World and get off old host by MarchDONE! Mostly in a single weekend!
  2. Play at least 5 console games – still on Kingdom Hearts 1.5 Remix, but now on the Re:Chain of Memories part and about half way through
  3. Acquire a new band ring to wear to replace one I used to wear
  4. Get planned memorial necklace made, when ashes arrive… – selected and have gathering kit, just need to send back…was harder than expected
  5. Get Yuki’s teeth cleaned and her back on heartworm preventative by February – scheduled, alas missed the window on the February schedule so not happening until the 2nd, but both done along with Blue’s teeth getting cleaned and nail trims 🙂
  6. Code new PHP importers for An Eclectic World – New
  7. Code web-based admin for An Eclectic World – New


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