It’s Tool Time!

So, how was your Memorial Day weekend?

Mine was uneventful, and that’s making it sound more exciting than it actually was.

I finally got my disbursement from my previous job, where I had an ESOP account. That means it’s time to start pouring some money into the house.

Entropy has not been nice to my house the past 3 years. I need new exterior paint, all interior flooring needs replaced, 2 garage door openers are broken, the master shower needs to be torn out and redone, the air conditioner is 21 years old, and my deck is about to collapse.

That’s a lot of stuff.

I’ve been having quotes done for the exterior work. They range from $3,800 to $22,000. I’m considering fiber cement siding. It looks like wood, but it’s woodpecker proof. I currently have 3 woodpecker holes in my house. Nice.

My neighbor sits in his driveway with his air rifle and shoots at my house all the time. I guess I should be thankful. Still, it sometimes worries me when I’m walking outside.

So, in a month, I’ll have my exterior done. Then I need to find someone comIncredipetent who can help me install ceramic tile and laminate flooring in exchange for booze. I’m hoping to find several interested parties.

After that, I’m going to get my neighbor to help me build an addition on my deck… take it out another 16 feet. I also need to landscape in the back yard.

I’m looking forward to living in a house that is free of holes and other assorted damage.

  7 comments for “It’s Tool Time!

  1. May 29, 2007 at 10:56 am

    “a house free of holes”

    Is Jenna moving out?

    [sorry Incredipete’s mum, I couldn’t resist … really, I’m a nice girl deep down. Really really deep down.]

  2. May 29, 2007 at 11:06 am

    You need to hire someone to take out your gun-toting neighbor. Holy shit!

  3. May 29, 2007 at 11:49 am

    I have a high-powered sniper rifle. If he really starts bothering me, I can take him out myself!

    But, he works for Budweiser and gives us free beer, and he has won the Kansas City barbeque competition a couple of times… I’d hate to cut off my nose, as it were.

  4. May 29, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    The joys of homeownership are greatly exaggerated. It’s amazing how fast a place can crumble around you. Good luck, Incredipetester.

  5. May 30, 2007 at 8:49 am

    Side your house in something that will make the pellets ricochet…that way, you have done nothing to impede the flow of free beer (“dude, it was the WOODPECKERS, I TOTALLY SWEAR”), and the potshots will no longer be an issue.

    Good luck with the home improvements.

  6. Wen
    May 31, 2007 at 7:51 am

    Can your neighbor come over to my place and shoot the mockingbird that sits outside our window and makes a racket all night long? We promise to drink his free beer and eat his bbq with no complaint!

    Hi Incredipete!

  7. Livieloo
    June 1, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    Heath and his friends will do anything for booze … just a thought ;0)

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