Monday, July 23, 2007


My partner, children and I are looking at the designs for a second bathroom in this house. We believe the architect has some up with something that will work. It won't be glamorous but it will give us egress to the rear bedroom so that we can call this a true 3 bedroom 2 bath house. We're all sitting around trying to decide from whose ass the money is going to spew forth.

I've been reading all the budgeting sites I can find. We budget to the penny every 2 weeks. We do well considering this household is a single income household. My partner is fairly amazing at not spending money but still, we have expenses. I know the bathroom will increase the value but that's really not the goal. We just need a second bathroom. Two women and two teenagers can get jammed up when we're trying to go somewhere.

So, we're going to do most of the work ourselves. I'll hire a plumber to do the rough in plumbing but everything else I can do. Floors, walls, framing, painting and new electrical AND the finish plumbing. Fairly handy. Only problem is it won't get done quickly which is ok. We've lived this long without a second bath.

Kinda like the MG. 6 years and counting. Hopefully it won't take that long for a bath.

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