Just wanted to wish everyone a happy Friday. I came in from filling in the trenches to take a break. What better thing to do than to say hello to friends! I am wishing we put in this irrigation system several years ago when we were younger. There is a huge difference between being 50 and being in my early 40's! Plus I have had a frozen left shoulder for about a year. It's getting better, but it's still pretty useless! I am still doing my best & that's all I can do. We are hoping to get some teenage boys to help us this afternoon!
Hopefully we will have a green lawn like this soon!
You might be wondering why we bothered doing this big project when our house was up for sale. Back in January, we had planned to do it this fall if the house hadn't sold by now. Selling a house is pretty tough in the current market & might mean that we won't sell our house in the next 6 months & if it doesn't, then we will probably wait another couple of years and so installing an irrigation system, even if it's only in the front yard, will definitely benefit us. We also plan to re-paint the dining room in a couple of months too. DIY projects will still go on here at Casa Fanatic!
I just remembered I didn't follow up on what happened regarding our appointment for the house we saw last Friday.
Mr. Fanatic and my oldest daughter were able to go see the house too. We went through the house and came to the conclusion that everything, including walls needed to be ripped out. I estimated that it would cost at least $100,000 to bring it up to date and it still wouldn't be an interior that I would love. The rooms in the house and the roof lines just weren't right no matter what. I spent all of Friday afternoon re-designing the interior walls of the house, to no avail!
We were a little disappointed because it was on such a lovely setting and in a really great location. My oldest daughter didn't care what it looked like, she still wanted the house because there was an apartment over the 2nd two car garage that would be hers.
So, we continue our search while we wait for a buyer for our house.
That's about all for now. Hope everyone has a terrific weekend!