You might run across a person now and then (uh hum…me for instance) who holds the belief that their extensive experience of painting a wall or two at one point in their past somehow uniquely qualifies them to redo an entire house. Such an overly optimistic person might find themselves rather thunderstruck when they are faced with the actual figures that an adventure like that is likely to cost. Not that I would know. To that person, I would offer these seven suggestions of how to save some of the money that seems to disappear like the wind during a home renovation. Do as much of the work yourself as you possibly can. Just because you’ve never done it before, doesn’t mean you can’t do it. Most likely you lack the knowledge, not the physical ability….two very different things. Neither the Mister nor myself had ever ripped out flooring, installed counter … Continue reading
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Welcome to chapter37! I'm Abby, the face behind the blog, and I'm so glad you are here! I call myself mom to four beautiful stories being written...two typical girls full of sparkles and giggles, one former preemie winning her battles one at a time, and a little man living life with gusto despite kidney failure and liver cancer. I write about the kids, the house, and all the mess in between. I hold the opinion that anything in life can be handled with God, a paint brush and a healthy sense of humor!
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