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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Quality Friday: Get 'Er Done.

This August will mark four years in this house. And for the last four years I have had a running list of things I'd like to do or change about our house.

Topping the list was getting the basement finished.
Quickly after that was a deck.

Having our basement done adds almost 1000 square feet to our house and with three kids and another on the way, we need all the extra space we can get.

For the last four years, we have been waiting for the perfect time.

You know when 24 hour days turn into 48 hours, and when my wannabe handy husband gets hit by the handy stick. (Don't get me wrong, my husband can do plenty of things, but finishing the basement would be quite the feat.)

See where I'm going with this.

There will never, ever, ever, be enough time. My husband, though he'd love to do these projects himself, has a demanding profession, three kids and a slightly high maintenance wife. (At least I'm honest.)

So after much talking, much deliberations, many contractors traipsing through my house we decided we're going to move forward, write the checks (gulp!) and get 'er done.

By hiring it out.

I had contractor after contractor here. Then one convinced me I would save money by managing the job myself and hiring my own subcontractors. This sounded like a good plan until I realized while it might save me a couple dollars, my sanity would be gone forever.

So we have one contractor hired and ready to go on the basement and another hired and ready to go on the deck. Start dates in the next few weeks.

It's a summer of projects in the Postuma house, but projects where the end result will cause much happiness, even if it means not as many pit stops at the coffee shop.

Happy early quality Friday and here's to getting er' done!

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm excited for you, I thought you were going to hold off on the deck? BUT.. I'm happy to here that you are getting it done also.
Can't wait to see the finshed product.
Good Luck. :)

Love You all
Auntie Laurie

May 30, 2008 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Ooh, fun! Good for you. I'm thinking I need to just suck it up and get 'er done on a few things in my life as well...

May 30, 2008 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Megasue said...

Well done with the decision-making. I am sure you will enjoy the improvements immensely, and I'm glad you're letting someone else take care of it. Clearly, your hands are more than full already :) Love you tons. Can't wait to visit when the house is done!

May 30, 2008 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger Coma Girl said...

Smart choice - my husband finished out basement 2 years ago and let's just say if I were to do it over again, I'd hire someone ;)

Nothing puts stress on a marriage like DIY construction.

May 30, 2008 at 10:25 PM  

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