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December 21st, 2011 at 08:53 am

When it rains, it pours.... I feel like I'm making an effort not to spend money, but life is spending it for me!

The bathroom still isn't finished. I'm out of emotional steam. The plumber had to come back twice to redo the stems for the faucet, and after visit number two, it still isn't right! Come on people!

The good news is the tile is up, grouted and caulked. Even if I had a faucet I wouldn't be able to use it, as I opted for epoxy grout which is supposed to be easier to clean. So yeah. Shared shower with the in-laws. Plumber was supposed to come back yesterday to fix stuff and install fixtures, but he was a no call no show. Argh.

So far, the shower has set me back $950. Not including the plumber. Haven't gotten a bill for that fiasco yet.

And, we are trying to get our house insulated, to the tune of another $2000. We are getting a fat rebate from the utility, so we're going to be able to do the attic and the exterior walls plus air sealing for that price. We're getting a 1500 discount up front and will qualify for another 638 dollars when it's done.

We were on the schedule for that but then I heard a scratching in the wall. MICE!! The exterminator is coming next week to set traps and seal up the area where they are getting in. Hooray. Another $250, plus two weeks at least to get the little guys out. So, I don't know when the insulation is going in.

The mice caught me off guard because I've never had anything like that in my house before.


Oh well, right? There's not much I can do except go with the flow and do my best. And hope the bills don't get to be too big.

4 Responses to “Pouring!”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    I hope that plumber gives you a huge discount for doing such a crappy job! If he doesn't, I'd haggle.

    Are you doing the insulation before 12/31? Would it qualify for the Energy Star tax credit?

  2. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I know it doesn't seem like it but you are blessed to have that money to spend on the house. I can't imagine what I would do if I had these type of things because I have not been able to build an emergency fund. So just go with the flow.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck. It will all work out, just not on the time line you were expecting. Sometime expectations can get the best of us!

  4. ThriftoRama Says:

    I hadn't thought about the tax credit. I could do it next week except the mouse has to be out. and the exterminator said it takes two weeks. The plumber came today and it appears that I have a working shower!!!!! I can't believe it. I'm waiting for something else to go wrong!

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