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Renovation and extention of a 1921 Californian Bungalow


As the first quote is in it’s also time to get some trees removed!!

So we had a builder come out on Thursday night so present a preliminary quote, only he didn’t come very prepared, he kept going to tell us how much he thought then, like he was nervous, would change the subject.  Each time I would hold my breath waiting to ‘not react’ to the figure, you know… having a poker face.   I didn’t want to yell out “HOW MUCH?” only for him to think we are time wasters, nor did I want to say “IS THAT ALL?” only to have him say …um…er…well there could be other costs I haven’t thought about.

Unfortunately the first quote has come in a little higher that we anticipated, so the pool may be put on the back burner for a few years.  Only 5 more builders to go!

When all my money is being saved for this build, our neighbor came to see us to ask about the overhanging trees.  They do need to come down before we can start building, but I didn’t expect to have to do that for a while.  The quote for this is $3K…. and so the money pit has started to form…..oh dear!

Something else really quick, check out this really creative stuff by Wendy McLean.  I have two little monsters myself and think her designs are fantastic.  look up her website to see where she has stalls coming up.


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