and not clash with the firearms.
But with the entire house being rewired and replumbed in addition to all of the wood restoration, inside and out, this had been put on hold for about 3 years. We're paying cash for everything, raiding neither the IRA's or the savings (we each keep a year's salary in the bank for emergencies), nor putting it on credit (been there, done THAT mistake).
When we have enough for each project - we simply raid Bank of Minion.
Drunken Beans with bourbon and bacon on baked potatoes. Recipe in the comments.
This will be a much needed update. Downstairs there is plenty of storage
But in the kitchen---there's not a lot of space---so an antique sink is going against the wall under the stained glass window we already put in, with storage space below and the entire other counter which is now two small work areas broken up by sink will be ALL counter with storage underneath.
This last weeks project - ripping out the sub flooring. All the old linoleum was removed and new underlayment was fitted. Unfortunately, the old linoleum had paper/felt backing which, though put in before the years asbestos was more common, was treated as if it was asbestos, with all the proper protocols, precautions, sealing and clean up done (that's not a project for amateurs. and something Partner has dealt with in his line of work).
Yes, we could have professionals come in and do all the plumbing and wiring and wood and plaster and restore this entire house. It was priced for a cash sale as a fixer upper. We could raid the savings and pick up the phone and write a big check, but we're doing it all ourselves, over 7-8 years. Why? That leaves money for emergencies and Dad's care and
I can repaint and hang up the things I love again.
You know---despite the delays and the mess and all of the work, I wouldn't trade this old house for the fanciest McMansion.