I do take it seriously, and most years I do succeed with my resolutions. Perhaps that's because I keep my list short, and I fill it with realistic objectives. This year, two home improvement projects are on the short list. I want to finish drywalling my garage, then get it painted. That will be pretty easy.
The second project is to remodel my kitchen. I've already started tearing out the 50-year old cabinets and countertops (I'm putting up some temporary shelving units in the dining room to provide storage). But I haven't yet made a final decision about the new cabinets and countertops. Budget, personal taste and resale value all play big roles in this decision. I look forward to using this site to do some out-loud thinking on the subject in the months to come.
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