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Old 02-15-2007, 01:17 PM   #16
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Is the kitchen the only part of the house that needs improvement?
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Old 02-15-2007, 01:43 PM   #17
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no, we had to pretty much gut the entire house. We did hire people to put in the central air, a plumber to replace every single pipe in the house, they were ALL rotted, my uncle is an electrician so he rewired the entire house (we had old cloth wires), put in all new fixtures, smoke detectors, plugs, switches, everything, and we also hired a cement company to finish our basement, it is an old rowhouse in south philadelphia and there was a basement but it was not finished so in order to have a finished basement in a house like that we had to dig down a few feet, that was the most costly part of this but all worth it, then the devil in law did all the other work like reframing, tiling, making closets, basically everything else, so this has been a HUGE endeavor. The construction has been going on since September. Not to mention that a few weeks before all of this my mother passed away (in August)and all my family lives in another state so basically this has been a nightmare.
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:51 PM   #18
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I'm sorry to hear about your mother.

WOW...you are really re-habbing your place.

Yeah...remodeling can be stressful, but just remember...it's just a house...it's not the end of the world.....

...don't let this be a nightmare, when you look back, you want to feel good about all your hard work and not have to think about how you let things get under your skin. (Life can always get 'under your skin'...if you let it)

When things get stressful, Take a step back, take a deep breath and remember, it's just a house...
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Such nice words.............

So philosophical...........

Do you have a philosophy degree, like my hubby?
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Such nice words.............

So philosophical...........

Do you have a philosophy degree, like my hubby?

No philosophy degree, just have been thru ALOT ... of very painful things in my short life...(much more than the average person....tho - not by any of my own actions and not work related)

....Fortunately, I have had some very good, empathetic and supportive friends....thru all of it....

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Thanks AtlanticWB for the good advice. I am going to heed it, I do need to just let certain things go sometimes or I will probably go crazy, I don't want that, hahaha.
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You have been thru alot. If you have made it this far then there is light at the end of the tunnel. A major rehab like you are undergoing puts a considerable amount of stress on anyone and then to have a parent pass away is truely unfortunate. All our condolenceses go out to you. You may have just needed a place to vent and this forum allowed you to do that without creating more tension with your bf or fil. When the house is done then you will be able to enjoy it even if there may be a few flaws here or there. No house is perfect. Best wishes.
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I also wish you the best of luck in your "new" home.
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You must set a great example for a lot of people.

Having worked myself with a lot of people that have gone through a lot (I have psych. degree) you certainly are an inspiration.
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(blush)....

Actually, just an everyday blue collar working stiff.

...... That has to run off now..... to collect checks from home owners since it's Friday

The rest of you, get off the $%^ computer..... and get to work on your home projects !!!

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Humble too.................

Yes, back to my home project...........
Back to home depot, again...................
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Is the counter almost done?
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I want to know too...............
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The granite should be in soon, they came to make the template about a week and a half ago and said it would be about 10-12 days, so hopefully this week
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Is this the final task that needs to be done?
Are you living in the place now or just waiting to move in?
It sounds like you may have doubled to value of the property with the work that you have done.
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