This past weekend was our version of "This Old House" at Casa de Smith (aka Smithville). While our house isn't old, at 7 years (4 with us), it's just the time all those little things start to break (sooner if my family comes to visit).
Sidenote: the running joke in my family is that whenever someone in the family visits, something winds up broken.
We finally fixed the large, gaping hole in our dining room wall. It's been there since August 2008.
We may have had some visitors also in that summer and they may have damaged our doorbell. We finally replaced that.
We installed a programmable thermostat and added mulch and replaced plants in the flower beds.
Lastly, we had the carpets cleaned on Monday. That required moving everything from those rooms. Since we had to allow 24 hours to dry, we spent last night sitting on the sofa in the dining room listening to my iPod.
It was nice to sleep in my old bed in the guest room, even if my cuurent mattress was at the foot of the bed.
-- Post from somewhere other than my living room sofa.