Well, the money situation remains stable.
The rental property situation remains unstable. We had a tenant and then we didn't. He gained residential custody of children and couldn't leave the school district. Now we have potential tenants for 11/1; they rent the house two houses over which has been sold, leaving them needing a house. I asked for them to commit by the 15th or else I will place an add.
The work is going slower than anticipated. On Thursday DH and our handyman replaced the floor underlayment and did some electrical work. No installation of basement vanity or repair of a/c leak.
What we've spent thus far:
$96 vanity for basement
$250 plaster repair of ceiling and walls
$50 underlayment for upstairs bathroom
$300 for handyman (4 hours)
$100 on paint and items for window reglazing
We still need to deal with the hardwood floors. There doesn't appear to be too much to be able to resand in the living room. We thought about carpeting, but might save that until next go around.
We still need the foundation crack repaired ($380), bathtub reglazing ($390), new front and back doors (est $400), new refrigerator, and new roof on garage.
The entire thing is overwhelming. But DH and FIL are painting next weekend, so progress is at least being made.
We're essentially on money-lockdown over here. With the income deflated and outgo inflated, it's paycheck-to-paycheck. I am relieved that Homecoming is over (it was costly since my two highschoolers don't have jobs).
My highschooler is looking for a job.
My stipend will hit the end of the month.
My inlaws generously gifted us $400, of which we're getting one badly needed tire and an oil change on DH's minivan.
DH has a stash of $60 cash for his "fritter away fund".
I have a stash of $60 cash for my "fritter away fund."
We're expecting $180 from DH's side gig.
Onward and upward has been replaced by "just keep swimming, swimming, swimming" (whenever I type it, I hear Ellen Degeneress signing it).
Here is to simply surviving the 4th quarter.
Only upside is: I've tracked every single rent cent spent from August 25 to present.
October 2nd, 2016 at 07:27 am