Thursday, September 4, 2008

Home improvement and hot tub update

Wouldn't you know, the minute we found an electrician to wire the hot tub, it started raining.  And of course, the guy couldn't work in the rain.  We were in desperate need of moisture around here; the two-and-one-quarter inches came slowly and constantly over a period of two days, so every drop soaked into the parched ground.

Both yesterday morning and today, the electrician called apologizing.  Today he said he'd be here at 8 A.M. on the first day there's no rain.  That should be tomorrow, because the sky is clearing and there's been no rain for a few hours.  At least this guy calls and checks in with us.

The only thing left to do now is the concrete:  There'll be a concrete floor in the garage and a couple of sidewalks.  By the time that's done, we'll be out of funds.

Honestly, I'm surprised at how much we've been able to do with limited means.  If there were more money, we'd do more.  But I never dreamed we'd get all this done with our home equity loan, and I'm very thankful.  The hot tub wasn't even in the budget!

Once the last dollar is spent, I'll call and lock in our interest rate at 4.99%, and it will be time to start paying the piper.

10 comments:

madcobug said...

I was wondering this morning if you had got the hot tub running yet. I hope he gets it going for you tomorrow. Helen

marainey1 said...

I hope the sun shines for you tomorrow!  Happy Day!!!  'On Ya' -ma

gen0507 said...

I hope everything works out as planned!

Hollie

ksquester said...

You did GOOD Mo!   Anne

redpoppy007 said...

ENJOY!

redpoppy007 said...

ENJOY!

lanurseprn said...

I've been behind! You're getting a hot tub?? Lucky YOU!
Pam

fowfies said...

The rain we have had has kept things nice and green around here. I know you wanted to get that hot tub running though. Yall have gotten quite a bit for your money. Kelly

suzypwr said...

A hot tub is worthing squeezing into the budget! You were lucky to have extra for that :-)

jeff466 said...

I'm glad you got a hot tub!  I miss mine.  I found out about the foaming trouble on my own after I get in with clothes that had an extra amount of detergent-It was a massive amount of foam and very comical.  If I find it, I'll post it on my blog for laughs!  I finally got the hang of the ph after a bit.

Thank you for the nice comment about my dog Randy.  He developed congestive heart failure and it progressed so rapidly that everything the vet tried couldn't make his poor little heart keep up.  It was a tough decision to say goodbye to him but I couldn't stand the thought of him suffering any longer.  

I hope you have a great weekend-hopefully my next blog post will be from Hawaii!  Jeff