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Note that all cast iron care is in the cooking badge.

You might think that everything in this list is simple and obvious.   But experience has taught us that there are a lot of people that have never done most of this stuff.   So if you have done this before, all you need to do is take some pictures - no big deal.  

“I think the hard thing about Nest is that it is largely an ONGOING thing. If one does not keep doing the same, often-annoying, repetitive tasks, one does not have a good nest.“ ~ Nicole Alderman


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do laundry by hand
wash dishes without a dishwasher
clean a bathroom
clean a kitchen

(Jeeves list) complete 8 of:
   - install a permanent clothes line
   - clean an oily dish without soap
   - wipe down three windows with condensation (to prevent mold)
   - clean an area rug
   - sweep floor
   - set up a rag system
   - make rags from old clothes
   - set up a cloth napkin system
   - set up a system for collecting burnables
   - unclog a sink with a zip tool
   - set up a system for dealing with wood ash
   - set up a charcoal collection system
   - run a self cleaning oven
   - grease hinges
   - oil wooden kitchen utensils
   - shovel snow from a walk
   - sand on ice
   - set up a rechargeable battery station & battery management system
(alice list) complete 2 of:
   - wash vehicle exterior
   - clean vehicle interior
   - set up a recycling system
   - manually clean an oven
   - install a dehumidifier that will drain into a greywater drain or other drain
   - set up an elaborate clothes line
   - clean four windows - inside and out
   - deep clean the interior of a refrigerator
   - deep clean the interior of a freezer
   - deep clean the exterior of a refrigerator
   - deep clean the exterior of the washer and dryer
   - deep clean the exterior of the stove/oven

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xxx - under construction

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xxx - under construction
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Could we add to the jeves list - set up one of those clothes racks that you hoist up to the ceiling and then lower to add/remove clothes?  (it might be already there but called something else?)
 
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So I've been catching up through the pods and want to start knocking out PEP badges but I'm confused about where to start? Like, is starting here with a Nest badge as good a way to go as any or should I have some more background?

Thank you for your time! Excited......
 
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Rachel Mary wrote:So I've been catching up through the pods and want to start knocking out PEP badges but I'm confused about where to start? Like, is starting here with a Nest badge as good a way to go as any or should I have some more background?

Thank you for your time! Excited......



You can start with whatever badge you want! I liked starting with skills I wanted to learn (woodworking), but then moved to doing a badge I knew I could relatively easily complete, that way I'd feel success and have a shiny badge. For me, that was the Community badge. For you, it might be the Nest badge! The Nest badge is great because it also is great motivation to clean!
 
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You can start with whatever badge you want! I liked starting with skills I wanted to learn (woodworking), but then moved to doing a badge I knew I could relatively easily complete, that way I'd feel success and have a shiny badge. For me, that was the Community badge. For you, it might be the Nest badge! The Nest badge is great because it also is great motivation to clean!



Sounds awesome! Thank you Nichole!

I think the Nest Badge will be fun & easy (my partner and I can be competitive about cleaning for once 😂), it'll be interesting to start the others since we live in a townhouse but it'll be fun!
 
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Hi. So now in one morning I did several of the needed chores for this Badge! But there's more to do. Some things I've already done (some even several times), but I don't have photos of them. Anyway I can have my 'Air badge' now.
 
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:Hi. So now in one morning I did several of the needed chores for this Badge! But there's more to do. Some things I've already done (some even several times), but I don't have photos of them. Anyway I can have my 'Air badge' now.



Hi Inge! We have a hard time keeping track of who does what. We'll give an air badge to anyone who posts a link to a certified BB they did. Just post a link here, and I'll give you the air badge. You could probably also "report" a certified BB and ask for the air badge. It could be that some of our newer moderators haven't figured out how to give out the badges, or just might not feel qualified to do it.

Anyway, just post a link to your certified Badge Bit, and I'll give you the air badge!
 
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I did some more now.
But to get the Badge I need to do 8 things of the Jeeves list. I did 5 now (I did 6, but 1 of them didn't count). Of the items left on the list there are some that need snow ... I don't know if we are going to have snow coming winter (and it's August now). Some others are not applicable in this apartment with central heating.

I could easily do more than 2 things from the Alice list. Can't I do some more of the Alice list instead of the Jeeves list?
 
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Sorry, that's how the lists were set up so that's how we have to do them.  Luckily there are 15 Jeeve items that don't require snow.  You can redo the one that wasn't certified (if you want).  
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:Sorry, that's how the lists were set up so that's how we have to do them.  Luckily there are 15 Jeeve items that don't require snow.  You can redo the one that wasn't certified (if you want).  


OK. No short cuts then.
But to redo the one that isn't certified ... this seems silly to me. I showed my laundry lines that are already here since many years. They don't count because it says we should install a clothes line. But to install something that's already there? Or to untie my clothes line and then re-install it? That's useless, isn't it?

I understand PEP/SKIP is a program to show our skills, or skills we are developing. But doing useless tasks ... just doesn't feel right to me
 
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Oh, yes, in that case it would be a bit silly.  I didn't know which one you hadn't gotten approved.  Maybe a friend needs a clothesline installed at their place?  I've done a number of BBs at other places for things I've done already at my place.
 
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I've completed all of the relevant items for Sand badge level I do believe. Links below.

Core List
do laundry by hand
wash dishes without a dishwasher
clean a bathroom
clean a kitchen

Jeeves List (8)
 - clean an oily dish without soap
 - wipe down three windows with condensation (to prevent mold)
 - clean an area rug
 - sweep floor
 - set up a cloth napkin system
 - set up a system for collecting burnables
 - unclog a sink with a zip tool
 - oil wooden kitchen utensils

Alice List (2)
 - deep clean the interior of a refrigerator
 - deep clean the interior of a freezer
Staff note (Ash Jackson) :

Nest Badge Granted! Congratulations on your first PEP Badge D! Welcome to the party!

 
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Hi, I believe I've completed the Sand Nest Badge:

###My BB Links
- Laundry: https://permies.com/p/1132557
- Dishes: https://permies.com/p/1089999
- Bathroom Clean: https://permies.com/p/1143736
- Kitchen Clean: https://permies.com/p/1132537

###Jeeves (8)
- Clothesline: https://permies.com/p/1143774
- Oily Dish without Soap: https://permies.com/p/1132499
- Snow: https://permies.com/p/1007591
- Sweep: https://permies.com/p/1083080
- Oil Utensils: https://permies.com/p/1143217
- Setup Rag System: https://permies.com/p/1144104
- Setup Cloth Napkin: https://permies.com/p/1143864
- Burnables: https://permies.com/p/1143798

###Alice (2)
- Car exterior: https://permies.com/p/1133963
- Car interior: https://permies.com/p/1134091
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

Congratulations on your Sixth badge!!!

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