animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

crunch time

It’s hard to believe, but Jake is going to be a senior next year. That means, we can move any time after he graduates. Whether we’ll be ready to move is another question. There are a lot of things we’d like to accomplish with the house before then, just to make it more appealing. I suppose we could always sell without doing all of the improvements, but some of them are non-negotiable.

Last weekend, we took a tiny step and painted our bedroom window trim and installed new blinds. You would not believe how much better the painted trim looks versus the stained trim.

One of the things that is going to set us back in our goals is that we have to have our sewer line replaced (it’s tentatively happening at the end of this month) and it’s going to be EXPENSIVE. Also, we’ve been trying to get our neighbor (who we share a driveway with) to get a new driveway for about 10 years. But, whether he’s with us or not, that’s going to happen for us this year (that is definitely one of the non-negotiable improvements that we need to do). Between the two of these things, I don’t see how we’re going to have money for anything else.