Category Archives: overwhelm

My house is looking good; me, not so much

My house is starting to come together.
One bad thing is that my brother said we can’t do the roof ourselves, as there are already two (maybe three) layers of shingles that need to be removed.
I called a roofing company to get an estimate on roof removal and replacement, as well as just on removal (where [...]

oh please god not again

My brother Joel arrives tonight. We are going to do the rest of the updates on my house this weekend.

This may have been futile

I worked hard on my house.  Joel worked extremely hard on my house. (And I did pay him his daily rate and for materials – about $1,000 total.)
But I don’t know if all of our work was a waste of time.
After all the scraping, sanding, and repainting, I’m not sure the exterior of my house [...]

Return of the Wimp

I like to act tough. I like to seem strong. I like for people to think that I can kick ass.
After I do that, I usually run in my room and hide for a few days.
That is what I did today.
Working on my house kicked my ass.

Getting my ass kicked, part I

My real estate agent told me that if I want to list my house for over $300K, I have to have my house and garage scraped, painted, and re-roofed.
In my new era of self-reliance (and with the help of my builder brother), I decided to do the home improvements myself.
I felt like a bad ass [...]

In the rain at PPL

I wimped out.
It was raining. Traffic was backed up on the surrounding freeways. I drank too much wine last night.
In a post luncheon suit and heels, I felt like an idiot asking about diesel pushers. (I swear to God, two guys were looking at me and laughing.)
Even though I didn’t test drive anything, I did [...]

A 2X4 to the head would be nice.

The more I learn about RVs, the more frustrated I get with figuring out what I should purchase. My kind advisors fall into a few camps. Advice varies from:

Don’t overthink this – just buy an affordable, used class A motorhome for your first year ($35Kish). After that, you can trade in knowing exactly what you [...]