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I am SOOOOO broke now
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Paula    Posted 05-06-2004 at 08:03:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
House is coming along nicely. Sigh. No appliance
budget anymore after that unpaid leave of absence
courtesy of the INS. Well, that and buying things LOL.
But its still a good feeling. Might have to beggar myself
to a credit card company for the appliances. Saved a
little in other places so who knows.

House is purty though. I find it more and more difficult
to leave the building site come down the mountain and
go back into town.

Paula


Willy-N    Posted 05-06-2004 at 09:44:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
When we built our new home we did it on the pay as you can afford it plan. Did the outside complete and sheet rocked it. I had to paint it inside first befor moving in. As far as the rest of it for a while I had a scrap section of plywood for a counter to mount the used sink on with 2- 2x4s bracing it up. Bare plywood floors, 1 completed bathroom, sheets hanging for doors, it took allmost 2 years to finish the inside and I still have a closit door to finish along with trim around the floors and other doors. The nice part is we own it free and clear and no way am I going to morgage it to make it complete inside! The way I figure time will let me finish it and it is nice and warm inside to live in! Mark H.


deadcarp    Posted 05-06-2004 at 08:56:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I certainly wish you well - i look at wages and the rising cost of everything and prople still having kids and smiling - it just amazes me. Of course the politicians parrot the lies they've been told by their self-serving bureaucrats but if there's average/$20/hour jobs out there, point out a few.. Lee & Angie have a toddler and another one on the way, they still pay rent and they're trying to get by on farm income (well, wages). If i was in that boat now, i'd be scared to death. I've been looking into alternative building methods to help stretch my modest contribution toward getting their own roof over their heads.. :)


Patria    Posted 05-06-2004 at 08:20:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know what you mean, Paula. We started to build our house two years ago and had to stop- ran out of money. Now my dad's selling his house and told me he would give me 'my part'. hehe, I asked him my part of what?? "you'll just take it" says he. I won't argue with that, I'll take it and finish our house. My husband's doing very good in his job but he doesn't have the time- or the 'extra' income we need- to finish it all by himself like he'd like to, so we'll have to employ somebody to help him. Right now we are living in the house he's selling.


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