I have researched chimney sweeps and tree removers and I am prepared to have some work done, assuming the house will be mine. The tree removal quotes have come in lower than I expected so that is good. For removal of both Chinaberry trees and stump grinding it will be $900. Removal of the dying pepper tree and the giant pine tree that is too close to the house will be another $1500 but I will do that later. Maybe next year. I am thinking about just replacing the broken window glass with plexiglass for now because I would like to upgrade to double pane windows in the future. It will depend on how much they will charge but I can't imagine it will be cheap since they have to come out to the house to replace the glass.
I found my new favorite show. It is called I Hate My Kitchen and it is on the DIY network. I found many episodes that I can watch from their website. I like it better than Kitchen Impossible because they talk about their budget, usually around $10,000-$15,000, and compare the prices of different materials such as recycled glass counter tops, poured concrete kits, and modular granite tiles. I am learning a lot about the costs of remodeling. I bet I could create a nice kitchen with items from the Habitat Store. That is if I wanted to put money in to the house. I must not forget that I am supposed to be saving up for a new furnace.
Anyway, it is fun to imagine the possibilities. I am excited to move in a get a closer look.