Thursday, April 21, 2016
Roofs, Repairs, Renovations and Retirement
Hey I'm nailing it today!
Just so happens, we need a new roof. Man they are expensive. Ours will cost us a little over $11,000. I mean, I could go to Europe with that kind of money. Oh no, we have to buy a roof. Fun! So we decided, that since that will be coming in June (they are backed up) we might as well, do some other repairs that are needed.
* The husband plans to complete the hardwood floors down the hallway. (Not laminate)
* I will FINALLY get a new stove and microwave to complete my retro looking kitchen.
* New carpet for the living room and master bedroom.
* A new tub for the hall bath.
* And possibly new vinyl windows or at least replace the living room windows and repair the others. That gas that is in-between the double panes is cloudy and needed to be restored.
* French drains for outside.
* new ceiling fan and light fixtures for the living room, entry and hallway.
And with all of that, we are still trying to paint, down the hallway. I think I already mentioned our office (formally Navy's old room) is done. Except for the door. We are soooooooo slow.
Am I excited with all the repairs and renovations, etc? Not really, but I am sure I will start getting excited when it actually happens. Right now we are waiting for the bank to approve our equity credit line. I feel nervous...I just can't wait for it to be done.
The appraiser came out last week...
Next year, we'll work on the outside - the yards. The drought really killed a lot of plants and our lawn looks terrible, although I don't know if fixing the lawn is a good idea with our dog. We want her to enjoy the yard without restrictions. It's like when, some people have this beautiful living room but no one can enjoy it but company. I don't like that. So we'll try and plant and make the yard functional for a dog with safe plants etc and also pleasing to the eye for us.
Then hopefully, we'll be done. Then we can get old, and not have to do any of the major stuff during our retirement. We had a new HVAC put in 4 years ago.
Lets hear it for R.
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