It seems recently, we’ve been lining up a bunch of things.
1.) We took Mobius to a holistic vet, to get what amounted to a thorough checkup. He’d been a bit jumpy recently, and I just wanted to make sure that there wasn’t something wrong with the poor mutt. He ended up getting acupuncture, of all things, and it does seem to have made him a little calmer. We’ll see over the next few days.
2.) We’re looking at a second round of plans for our kitchen. After some initial feedback, the guy we’re currently talking to has given us some plans that are really close to what we’re looking for. To me, they’re good to go, but Ei-Nyung’s doing the (proper) uber-thorough analysis. That’s basically a $31,000 expense.
3.) We’re looking at getting the roof re-repaired by Sierra Roofing. For $1,500, they’re going to basically take up the front of the roof, figure out why it’s leaking, and fix it. This whole process has been so goddamn absurd, I can’t wait to have it over and done with. I can only imagine the damage the water has done to the inside of the front of the house already. I found some small water tracks that indicate even the front upstairs bedroom is leaking to some degree. Good times.
So, basically, we had one thing we had been talking about for a bit, and we knocked it down. Next up are two really rather daunting things. Not because we’re doing a huge amount of work – ideally, we’re not doing anything other than moving our kitchen stuff, really – but it’s a huge expense – like buying a new car or something, though the added value to our lives will be pretty substantial in return. The roof thing, obviously, will (hopefully) be the end of a five year nightmare.
I’m looking forward to these things being done. With the roof, I’m scared that no amount of work will fix it. Obviously, something eventually will, but it really feels like it’s just a complete disaster. With the kitchen, there’s not as much to worry about, I think. We have an example of the guy’s work next door, a recommendation from people who have worked with him, and plans that show a space that will suit our needs much better than the way the current space does. I guess I still have some lingering distaste and worry regarding home construction. :\
Eh, well. I suppose we’ll see how it goes in the next few weeks.