No news yet from my handyman or excavator. My February weekends are pretty much closed anyway. I expect lots of progress in March. I have resisted the urge to get more foster dogs. I don't know how long that will last. Maybe until tomorrow. My foster dog, Sassy, got the staples removed from her knee today. She isn't walking on the leg yet but she isn't supposed to be walking on it for another 4 weeks so I guess that is ok. Work is very busy but I am hoping to take next Tuesday afternoon off to go visit my dad for his birthday. I've only used one half day of vacation so far and I had planned to use one day a month so I have extra time to use up. At least it is something to look forward to next week besides work, work and more work.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Semi-retirement or build a house? My co-worker loves to ask me when I am building a house on my property because, of course, I must build a house because it is the only sane thing to do. Since I am not rich, I must decide whether I want to semi-retire in a few years or take out a $100k loan, build a house and work for another 10 years to pay it off. I choose the first one. $100k wouldn't even get me much of a house either because in order to get a bank loan, I have to drill a well which costs $30k. That would leave $70k for a small 2 bedroom, 1 bath house. That's a lot of money and years of work for such a small house. Now, whenever she brings it up (like at lunch today) I try to change the subject. She is never going to approve of my home, decor, clothes, hair, shoes, etc... I don't know why some people feel the need to make other people conform to their ideas. Maybe I have "needs improvement" stamped on my forehead.