• So here it is mid-April and I was talking with friends last weekend and chatting about the fact that this was the first year that I did not have any sort of Reno activity planned and felt strangely odd. No it wasn't that I was gloating that we had finished all the stuff we have planned to do on the house (whole kitchen and main bathroom, two jobs which I am loath to start) but that I felt sort of.... lazy. Even as the words, "No, we are just going to enjoy the work I did on the backyard by sitting on the patio," rolled off my tongue I thought of all the other stuff that I'd like to tackle.