Money Pit

Gotta write it down while the frustration is FRESH in my mind. But also know that I am really writing this with a smile…cuz it is kinda funny!

So 3 years ago we buy a house to remodel thinking this will be FUN!!!! And it is – when you see the progress. But in those 3 years you don’t plan on the economy taking a dive and then property value goes down and the best part is the husband has been out of work for a year (as in steady income)…as of 2 days ago he now has a steady income that I can be happy with.
At this point we have come along way on the remodel mostly focusing on the inside and I am loving how it has turned out. But while we are REPLACING we also FIXING and by now it’s getting OLD and I’m a little tired.
Today I am walking into my kitchen and I see that the floor is wet in the basement and so I decide to take a better look at it and come to find out it’s flooding…I want to SCREAM and then CRY I can’t keep up…then the smile appears on my face, thinking back to a few days ago when I told my kids that our house could burn down and I would be fine with it (they were appalled that I would say such a thing) but just as long as my family and my photos could get out safely.
So, I sit here typing while I have 3 rooms in my basement completely wet and I really don’t care. I think it would be awesome if the flood technician says that the carpet is no good and you should replace it…wouldn’t that be COOL!
At this point I pretty much think this house is not worth the fight. It’s dying as fast as we are fixing it.
But HEY give me a few days and I will be right back into what else can I do to make it better.

Here is a look at the house. The curb appeal is gone but it has potential – right! That’s what we thought buying it few years ago.
It could use a new exterior, & windows, I wanted to add some posts to the exterior. Then the landscape now that’s another friggin’ story…is there anyone who wants to do trade?!? If I could get rid of those darn weeds…they haunt me everyday. Here is some advice to any out there buying a home – flower beds are not cool they are too much work so don’t have them – it will save time weeding.

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Ohio | 2 year old energy | Utah Photographer

I’d like to say they came all the way out here from Ohio to have ME photograph them but it’s not true she was visiting her friend and thought she would get some photos. How fun it was for me to chase this little one…8 months pregnant. I was sweating and I’m sure mom was too. I ‘m so happy to see all these cute shots of the fun we went thru to get them. Seriously love my job!

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