I am in the planning stages of things right now. As I told my daughter I have the time, just don't have the money and am not doing any thing via credit cards. Am trying to pay a couple of them off That will free up more actual cash for projects.
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Welcome to the Team! I know the feeling of having too much to do and not enough money to do it with! Every time I was able to get something done I would joke that my remodeling was on the 20 year plan and by the time I finished it would be time to start all over again.
Somebody stole my topic idea. I am new to the website and just joined the group. This topic made me laugh because I call my house the "money pit" like the movie w/ Tom Hanks! I have been working on this house and not enough on me. I find its extremely easy to get caught up in projects, general household maintenance, or just the monotony of it all rather than work on my body or my social life. I've discovered it's an easy crutch to say u have too much work to do, not enough time, or u can't afford anything. Worst part is I am not from where I live and I travel/ contract throughout the area so it's tough to be social as it is. So I'm trying to make an effort here to get it together whether it be electronic support networking or real life. I look forward to taking some pictures and showing my progress on this house. I am doing my best not to let the house take over. Wish me luck; to this point it's been winning!
Yep! We've been changing out the switches and outlets, too, but what we've found is that we don't have enough, so we've been adding more as we do a room. It's definitely a pain....thankfully my guy is willing to work in the attic, because I most certainly am not! :-)
I know what you mean about being able to say "I did it" once a project is complete. I just wish I actually enjoyed the projects. Some things I have and will hire out, like the ceiling fans this summer, even though I could do them myself I'd prefer not to. It would take me 4 times as long and probably not be done quite as well...and would be a major pain in the butt...so spending the $ to have someone do it is worth it. Other things I do myself are hanging doors, wallpaper, patching walls, etc. My current long ongoing project is changing all the light switches and wall outlets in the house. You don't realize how many outlets you really have until you start replacing them.
Hello to all! I'm new to this team, but not new to SP. I'm the girl who lost over 30 pounds in 2007-2008, then got divorced and gained it all back, and then some! I am back with a vengeance and determined to stay healthy once I reach my goal!
I bought a house 2 years ago that is a complete fixer-upper. Every single room in the house needed to be renovated and so far I've completed 3 rooms...a bathroom, my daughter's room and most recently, the living room. My second bathroom is next....
I have help with my projects (so thankful for my guy!!) and while I really can't wait to live in a house that is pretty all over, I do enjoy the renovation projects. There is such a sense of accomplishment and pride to look at a room, remember what it looked like before and know that the two of us did it all by ourselves!
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