As it stands, we are being required to add a sidewalk to the front of our house, to the tune of more than $25,000 for the entire thing! There’s a telephone pole, a grade, a drainage ditch, the utility post for the entire neighborhood and our water meter in the way on one end. Fortunately, it seems like the Public Works guy is on our side and is going to try to put an end to it, at least for now.
Meanwhile, we bit the bullet, paid the deposit plus the building permit and were overjoyed to begin this additional living room project. HALT!!! Of course, that is if the local rental center has the jackhammer in, so we can break up the concrete and replace it. 3 1/2 weeks later, the rental center finally has the jackhammer back in, so we will be finishing it off.
Many of the things that we are wanting to fix or paint in the house are attached to another, bigger project after the extra living room gets finished. One thing we have done is raise one of the kitchen over 4 inches to make it level for the new area. I don’t want to paint the kitchen or the bathrooms until we get done with renovations. Why spend the money and time if I don’t have to, so for the time being, I’m getting used to appreciating The Small Things! Like a new shower curtain.
I had left the original shower curtain in the bathroom (after washing it) since it fit. Our liner from the last rental, didn’t fit, so I got rid of that. I bought a “fancy” liner from Walmart for $7 that made me happy and went with it. Don’t you agree? It’s so much better!
Unfortunately, I can’t do much else with this bathroom just yet, because it’s going to get some wall knockouts, but this clean, modern looking curtain makes me happy! It’s the small things!