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.