Decided to hit the ground running this week. Had a lot of stops for estimates and passed out a few sets of plans. Have gone to 2 flooring companies. Asked for a revised cabinet estimate. Sent an email to the contractor that we are interested in working with, asking to expand the initial estimate to include more work that I know Lynn is not well enough to do.
This has been a difficult decision for Lynn and myself. It has brought to the forefront Lynn’s limitations. That is something that is very hard for a proud man, like Lynn, to face. I’m hoping that he can look past that and see that in going this route, he will get to actually live in our Dream Home.
I tasked him with gathering all the documentations that will be needed by the bank. He had gathered it all together and gave it to me last night. Wahoo that is one thing I can check off the list.
Decisions, decisions. I have seen so many styles of doors, cabinets, laminate flooring, carpeting, faucets, tubs, toilets, smoke alarms and a multitude of other little things that I can’t imagine.
The thing that is scaring me to death is whether I will qualify for the mortgage through the bank. Cross your fingers and say some little prayers for us.
As much as I want to get this project done, taking on a large mortgage is a little daunting. I will be smart about it and if it is out of our planned budget, we will continue as we have been doing.
In the meantime I will continue to do clean-up work inside, cut and paint more cedar shakes, work on the posts and do a little painting. Oh, and there are fences to be mended, a dog to groom, not to mention all the domestic duties (I hate doing) and flower beds to be weeded. Ho hum, stay tuned for another update later this week.
Annie, the General Contractor 🙂