new york, new york here I come ready or not!
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Got up early for me 6;15am, before the alarm. set at 8am. I threw in a load of clothes. Am starting to think about my trip to new york on saturday. IT is going to be hot there and I don't have too many clothes rather shorts that fit. I have a bunch of shorts that are too small. and one pair that I really like that fits just right since I put on 5 pounds. 146 this am. I am going to wear running shoes as we will be doing a lot of walking thru museums and such. Going to see 2 shows, phantom of the opera and the king and I. Looking forward to the trip. Jeff will be here to guard the house while I am gone. WE have had some issues with the house. Had a leak when we came home for our trip to Indiana. part of the driveway had been wet when it had been with out rain for some time so we knew something was up. So a plumber came out and thought the leak was coming out from underneath the slab so we called leak detectors they said it was right at the edge of the slab so we did not have to break the concrete( thank the universe for that). WE had a foundation man come out, he wants to do work on the house, dig/bury pylons 12-14 feet deep to stabilize the foundation, it has shifted 1inch difference from 13 years ago to 1 3/4 inch now. We have a large water oak tree in the back yard that needs to go and should have our neighbors large live oak tree trimmed that is hanging over our property, that should be done by an arbourist which is expensive.Both those issues with the trees are contributing to the foundation issues. We also have a large oak tree in the front yard (we just trimmed that tree for $1100)that could use a barrier placed between the house and the tree to prevent roots from going to the house and stealing water thus further destablizing the foundation. An inspector friend of mine came over and said we have a sink hole that is large that needs to be filled in. And our circuit breaker/fuse box for the whole house is unsafe. That should be our main focus right now. There are a lot of upgrades that need to happen if we are going to sell the house. We have aluminum wiring that should be copper, original galvinized pipes that have the life span of 45 years or so....that is the age of the house, built in 1970.
There is a large yard that we have been neglecting, over grown bushes and trees and flower beds out of control. In the house the kitchen is dated and jeffs bathroom is in need of refinishing.
The whole house/yard is in need of attention.
We need to decide if we want to stay there or sell the house as is.
WE are in a good neighborhood so could easily sell the house.
I would like a newer small patio home with a small court yard to take care of.
I don't think we can afford all of the updates that need to happen.
Will keep you posted.