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    We discovered we should not be using the garden hose to fill the water jug. So we went out and picked up an RV water hose from Walmart for $12 CAD to do the job. Other than that, the system works great. Hubby is reacting to all the dust and fumes from the renovation. This could get...
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    It started this past week. Tuesday the contractor arrived with help and started ripping out the kitchen. It took two days. Then the electricians came. They were supposed to take one day. They were here for two and will be here for two days next week...at least. They found active knob and...
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    I finished my mega-cooking for the month of September in preparation for the renovation. Hubby thought he would not have to do any dishes all month. I had to enlighten him that there would be plastic storage containers and pots from side dishes that needed doing. And that we would need a...
  4. Blog
    The kitchen renovation is looming large. DH and I rearranged the dining room to make room for the fridge and stove. DH thinks he can just switch the stove outlet around to the dining room for the duration. Hmm... I am hoping the microwave and fridge won't blow the circuit in the dining room...
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    Financial crisis averted. The second opinion on the dental work revealed it was mostly cosmetic and only one area needed a watch on it. Dentist said to come back and see him in 6 months. Financial planner is great! Can't go into details because we signed a confidentiality agreement, but I...
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    We signed the dotted line for the kitchen cabinets and countertop. Total cost will be about $9000, half of which we already put down in a deposit. We also bought a dishwasher and range hood, for $1100. Now all we need to do is buy the backsplash tile and decide on the flooring. August will...
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    Sorry for the long absence everyone. I had a slight problem with my heart over the winter months and now sport a brand new piece of equipment called a pacemaker. I feel much better now. However other areas in my life have suffered. What are we up to these days? We have embarked on a kitchen...
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    It has been a busy month. I have been busy rug hooking for an upcoming sale. I spoke to my accountant about DreamsTime and HubPages and decided not to do them. I am Canadian and would have to file US Income Taxes to get the advantage of a tax treaty between the US and Canada. Filing a US...
  9. Blog
    Time to take a break and look at what needs to be done, and realistically what can be done! Hubby sat down and made his 'dream list' of renovations on the property. A quick tally and I quit adding up the dollars when I hit $75,000.00. Here's the list, including the priority we placed on them...
  10. Blog
    We spent Sunday on the renovation too. Hubby installed the light and exchanged the switches and switch plate. We also bought a door stop to fit over the door hinge and he installed it. Works great! Monday we spent a lot of time looking over flooring options. As I pointed out to hubby...
  11. Blog
    Hubby came home, opened the door, said "Whhaaa...???" and laughed. He wanted to know what happened. I told him I was bored. He wanted to know me and who else. So I told him my friend helped me. He agreed it looks much brighter and better. However, he lamented the loss of the green...
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    I have done all I can do without further input from hubby. He arrives home tonight. We'll see what he says. Thursday morning he left early for his conference, not suspecting a thing. Thursday morning my student phoned me canceling our cooking class because her daughter was home from school...
  13. Blog
    Today I made the commitment. I actually bought the supplies to redo the entry. I stopped by the paint store first and got some tips and the paint to cover up the paneling and hardboard. Then it was off to RONA and Home Depot to pick up lighting, switches, switch plate, light bulbs, and new...
  14. Blog
    Hubby and I had several conversations this weekend about the house and property. It resulted in knowing more about what he wants to see in the entry. Hardwood or tile floor. No swag lamp because it gets in the way of getting things out of the high cupboard we have above the coat closet. We...
  15. Blog
    I started out with a full de-clutter and deep clean of the space. I mopped every inch of it to get rid of spider webs and built up crud. I had to put everything back in, because hubby still doesn't know about the renovation that will happen when he's gone away. I asked hubby to help me with a...
  16. Blog
    I decided to go ahead with the locksmith. He quoted me 'about $100' over the phone. Came out and looked at it and sighed. Then said it would be close to $200. In the end it cost me $321CAD to fix that thing!!! :yikes: The door is old and the fittings were old and all had to be replaced. I...
  17. Blog
    The first thing to do when faced with a renovation is to ask yourself "Do I really need it?" Followed by "What is the least that can be done for the biggest visual bang and least dollar input?" I think I just cut the cost of the entryway renovation considerably. I phoned the best locksmith in...
  18. Blog
    So the move to improving our retirement situation is two pronged: save money and earn money. Hubby does a great job on the second one. Not so great on the first. I do good on the first, but not so great on the second. It's either a recipe for disaster or a recipe for success. I am being...
  19. Blog
    You know all those retirement dreams? Well they all hinge on one thing. Fixing up this house we're in to get maximum dollars so we can sell it and move to a city near our children. The city near them is far more expensive than where we live. Fixing up this house is no small task. We need a...
  20. DIY
    As part of the home renovations, DH and I decided I'd be doing a lot of the renovations that are simple. The kitchen renovations, with the exception of replacing the counter tops, are limited to painting and replacing the handles/hinges on the cabinets. We decided on a completely white kitchen...
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