Well, after officially signing with a company (and still being pissed at the other one) we are going to be on our way to getting our new roof, gutters and the 3 windows at the front of the house (they're original and SOOOO drafty) We're hoping that this process will up our curb appeal and the efficiency of the house. It will also help when the damn thing doesn't fall in on us.
Sadly, this means financing.
Nate and I do not like to finance. Until yesterday, all we had was one car payment. Every single project we have done on this house we have paid cash for.
Sadly, we don't have $14,000 hanging around. (Ouch, my soul hurts just looking at that number)
So, we are going to be cutting back a little bit on the DIYing around here. If we have a $300 a month payment to make on the roof, that is $300 less I can be putting in the house every month. We will totally be fine financially, but it will take more planning and persistence.
Never fear though, we are still going to be doing things, and we have TONS of plans for these next few months.
So what does this mean?
This means I will be downgrading from 5 projects a week to 2-3 projects a week. There will be much more sewing, or free projects, and we'll probably venture into some lifestyle changes. The biggest challenge for Nate and I is going to be that we can not eat out- which we are used to doing WAYYYYY more than we should. I don't know how we got in the habit, but we did and now it's going to be a tough one to break.
I'm hoping that every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday I will have posts that make people ooohhh and ahhh, then Tuesdays and Fridays will be more flexible, if I post, it may be a text post, like the dating post, or it may be jewelry or mood boards.
Basically, please don't break up with me because I have to put a roof on my house. This blog has kind of become my sanity in all this chaos, but I wanted to make everyone aware that if I don't post, it's because I'm curled up in a ball eating my 5th package of Ramen for the day.
What do you guys do when these scary payments rear their ugly heads?