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One More Day

January 24th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Tomorrow is the big day. It's the day we get the Evil Empire of BoA off our backs forever. It's been such a long time coming. We'll be down to the one Chase VISA at 0% interest and if the gub'mint isn't slow on refunding our taxes, we wipe that slate clean in March. I am thrilled, as you can imagine. Tomorrow I'll probably be doing cartwheels. In my head, anyway.

It's been raining or fogging heavily this week so the person who is working on our house in his spare time was out there all day yesterday, since he couldn't work his day job (painting outdoors). The inside of the house is now completely primed and will hopefully be done being painted by the end of this weekend. The carpet has been pulled up and the pad.

Then we just do the doors and the new pad and carpet and that baby goes on the market. The doors are going to cost about $1000. The carpet probably close to $5000 since we can get the contractor's discount through our guy and it also needs a bit of linoleum. My mom is paying for it and we'll pay her back when it sells right off the top. She knows it may be a while and is okay with that. She just doesn't want us charging it.

I was worried how Mom was going to get through this week. The 22nd was the first anniversary of my dad's death, though his mind had been gone for a few years at that point. She did okay though. I think it helped to have us around.

DH is only home for a few days. He goes back to work on Monday. We'd like to try to get out to the farm house and view it, but I'm not sure if we will have the time. Possibly next month we will. The one thing I really want to find out about is how old the wiring in the house is. I imagine they brought it up to code at some point, but how far up is the question.

Even if it is up to code we would probably need an electrician to come and put in new outlets if that was never done. 1920's farm houses were not built with modern electrical usage in mind. Many rooms only had one outlet for plugging in two things. In this day and age there are usually four outlets per room for plugging in 8 devices. I just want to know what we'd be letting ourselves in for.

If the house is still on the market in May it'll have been on for a year. We may be able to make a low ball offer. Even though $265,000 is great for this particular property, if I could get it for $225,000 that would be even better, though it'll probably end up somewhere between the two. If, if, if everything else works out right. We'll see.

7 Responses to “One More Day”

  1. Bob B. Says:

    Congrats on slaying the evil empire.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Can't wait to hear about the payoff tomorrow! I'll be cart wheeling in my mind with you. Smile

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    So excited for you! Things seem to be rolling along at an amazing pace this year! Fingers crossed and good vibes that you can keep up this momentum right into your new/old dream farmhouse. Smile

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Why am I hearing strains of "We shall overcome" when it comes to you and boa? LOL

    Hope things work out for the farmhouse...sounds like a great adventure. Just hope it is a good adventure.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Waiting with great anticipation to do cartwheels (in my head too!) with you tomorrow. Smile

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    LOL Thanks everyone. It's nice to know I won't be doing cartwheels alone.

    CJ--Yeah, it's fast, thanks to the extra wages.

    Rob--I don't know. My personal anthem music tends to run to I Will Survive and Tubthumping, so perhaps you should be hearing those instead. Wink

  7. Wino Says:

    Good luck on low-balling the farmhouse. I bet you get it closer to $235 than to $250.

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