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February 5th, 2006
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From:vettecat
Date:February 7th, 2006 06:21 am (UTC)

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Ah, you misunderstand... it's not that I like log homes per se, it's that I want you to buy us a house. ;-)
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From:happypete
Date:February 7th, 2006 01:06 pm (UTC)

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hee hee hee...

after this experience, I could probably help you build one.
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From:vettecat
Date:February 8th, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)

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If we ever decide to go that route, I'll let you know...
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From:prettypammie
Date:February 7th, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC)

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Oops, take 2 on the comment, Pete, you can kill my anonymous one, I didn't realize I wasn't logged in.
Er - do you think we're good at picking houses? I can tell you, we can't afford this. We just keep asking the bank for more $ and hoping we'll find a way to pay for it. I'm going to have to start boarding/training to see if I can get the property to pay for itself somewhat. And I don't know when we'll be able to buy proper dining room chairs or furniture for the library (other than my harpsichord - that and all our books was why we wanted a library/music room instead of the traditional family room).
Oh, yes, rugs - we'll need rugs.
Thank heavens there's no need to buy blinds or curtains.

-P
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From:vettecat
Date:February 8th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)

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Ouch. I can understand that this is a major project, and the things that go on the inside will have to wait until you're done paying for the outside. I just hope that in the end it will really be your "dream home."
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From:happypete
Date:February 8th, 2006 12:29 pm (UTC)

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We'll see if we can afford Arisia next year...it's going to be tight...

Of course we're alreeady paying more than what our mortgage will be because we're paying for storage and rent and the interest on the construction line...but right now we're hemmorhaging money. I've had to cancel all contributions to retirement and it still seem like we are in the red.

* runs around in circles *
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From:vettecat
Date:February 9th, 2006 04:55 am (UTC)

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Wow. I hope you can stop the bleeding before it becomes terminal!
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From:happypete
Date:February 9th, 2006 05:21 am (UTC)

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well...

bankruptcy is not very likely...

but Pam's dire predictions of franks'n'beans for a while may not be too far off the mark...

I just ran the numbers.

We're $100,000 off where we need to be to get this thing finished....

Just...

a hundred...

thousand....

dollars......
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From:vettecat
Date:February 9th, 2006 05:44 am (UTC)

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Gak. Sorry I can't offer to help...
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From:happypete
Date:February 9th, 2006 06:16 am (UTC)

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I'm still in shock...

I can't sleep.

To top it all off, I need to write a check to one of the vendors, and I can't find the #)#)%)#(*% construction account check book.

Yep...You guessed it: I'm out of checks. I must be out of money.

Arrrgh, E....this seemed like a good idea when I got into it.
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From:vettecat
Date:February 9th, 2006 06:24 am (UTC)

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Just don't surrender to the temptation to give them an arm, you might need it later.
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Date:February 15th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)

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Building a home is one of the most stressful things in life. You bring back memories...when I was a real estate agent I used to tell young couples that they didn't want to ever max out on the mortgage because they might not want to eat hot dogs every night for dinner. Right now you are in the oh my what did I commit to stage; it will get better. In time you will get raises $$$ and in a few years the house will fill up with too many material things. I am watching the progress through the photos on your journal and the home looks great.

Your sledding buddies in NJ
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From:happypete
Date:February 16th, 2006 02:20 am (UTC)

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Hey, sledding buddies!

Get an LJ account at http://www.livejournal.com/create.bml, because sometimes I post the Q stories and pictures, etc., under a "friends lock."
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