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Old 02-17-2005, 07:09 AM   #21
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My parents nicely told us kids 'don't expect an inheritance, you get what we give you now".

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Re: Honey,  I shrunk the kids (inheritance)
Old 02-17-2005, 11:18 AM   #22
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Im there almost daily refurbbing...since last August! Getting it ship shape for sale in March/April.
Sounds like you're on the same track I'm on, except I started and finished two months earlier.

I thought at this point that I'd never want to see a hammer or paintbrush again. But its stuck in my system now. I took the last 10 days or so off and got fidgety to I built our outdoor dog a new dog house. 8'x3'x5', bolted to the side of the house. I just finished tar papering it yesterday and I'm putting the cedar shingles on it either today or tomorrow.

It bugs me when my dad talks about leaving me his house or a chunk of money. Thats the last thing I want to consider right now, and the last thing I need is more money.

Although I suppose I could just drop it into an investment and in 30 years tell little Gabe "Here...this is from your grandfather".
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Although I suppose I could just drop it into an investment and in 30 years tell little Gabe "Here...this is from your grandfather".
That's what my father did for his grandchildren and it is a wonderful gift. My oldest daughter is going to Greece this summer to study abroad and would also like to do a semester in New Zealand. All made possible with her gift from her grandfather.

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Sounds like you're on the same track I'm on, except I started and finished two months earlier.

I thought at this point that I'd never want to see a hammer or paintbrush again. But its stuck in my system now.
TH,

Its stuck in my system too. And theres another side of it. Being 90+% retired, this mega-project couldnt have come at a better time. A 50 year old house that needs everything from roof shingles to waterproofing the basement, not to mention total rehab of the kitchen and bathroom, udate the elec. re-finish hardwood floors...DW says do all you can yourself to keep costs down.

I must be in heaven, man!

Downside: God forbid anything should go wrong here. All my tools are at Pop's place.
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I made a "tool cache" near the garage door and put what I'm going to need for the days work into the car and swap stuff back and forth as I go. That works out well.

Have a really, really good inspection done of the place to really know what it needs. We got knee deep in wendy's house only to find out that it needed a lot more than we knew...mostly interior wall dry rot repair. Some of that you simply cant find, but go around and prod under the baseboards with a long thin screwdriver to make sure the bottom plates are all there and hard...if they're ok, the studs are probably fine. Had I known the full bill of goods I was signing up for, or that we were going to get married halfway through for that matter, I would have sold the old house as-is. At least we'll make a fat profit on all the work we did.
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