Well, some of you who’ve been following my blog knew about me cashing out ~$57K in stock and savings to buy my rental property. Here was the last update, since then not much progress has been done as my family was planning my $20K wedding (which I didn’t know they were spending that much.) Anyhow, renovation has resumed. I’m ecstatic to hear that
- Painting will be taking place tomorrow.
- There isn’t too much extensive plumbing work done. The drainage line wasn’t blocked.
- After dwelling into the house, and opened some drywall, my brother stopped calling me “stupid” for spending $57K on the rental. hahah 😛 Yup! It was true, he was worried that I was losing money on this house. Some tough love! hehe He’s now saying that the house is pretty solid. There won’t be a lot of material costs, mainly labor cost. He has two guys working for him, so I hope my brother won’t charge me that much. LOL 🙂
Here are some updated pictures prior to painting:
Remember the pile of dirt in the basement? The dirt is gone. The floor is cleaning shiney for now. I’m hoping to put new flooring in, but I don’t know if my brother is up for that. LOL 🙂
Mr.W’s condo bathroom sink was crumbled. It was literally crumbled. So he called his plumber for a quote. A week later the quote came back at $1800 to switch out the sink, if they have to touch any painting, it’d be additional cost. I had my guy came over and did it for $220 part, and $120 labor. Well, I helped him a little bit. A saving of 82% is no joke.
Here was his sink look like before and after:
I guess affinity to saving can be contagious. If it was before, Mr.W would have take the plumber’s estimate and call for another estimate, and choose the lowest one. This process can take weeks given his 9-5 schedule. Now, he knew better and let me handle the job.
I’ve found out, being a little consumer can be contagious also. Mr.W has data, and I happen to play Pokemon Go. You all know that I don’t have that much data beside the 200MB allotted by T-mobile for free. So, he has been letting me using his data to play Pokemon go on our walk to the parks. LOL 🙂 The park next to my house is a little Machop’s nest. I’ve gotten so many Machop that I could evolve him twice, but I’ve been waiting for a higher IV’s. LOL 🙂
It’s been fun for Mr.W, as he’s hurt his back again, so he can’t run. Since, we’re not playing soccer, it was hard to motivate me to get out of the house. Pokemon Go came just in time, as he knows I want them Pokemonsters hehehe LOL 🙂 I adore those eevees. I only have one t-shirt that is red, and I have an infinite number of blue color clothing. I don’t know why I chose the red team – TEAM VALOR GO! Anyhow, it’s been fun taking down those blue Gyms using my 600s jolteons, vaporeons… 🙂 [‘m savings my 600s eevees after I get past level 25. LOL.] Somehow it gives me joy using my weak pokemons taking out those level 7 gyms with these fancy dragons. I guess that’s what the developer is hoping for, bringing joy?! I have not spending any money on the game by the way, and earning lots of coins. 😛