Sunday, April 29, 2012

Decisions on the building.

Of course this is getting pretty expensive, and you start to  think of cutting back. I do want elec. and water out to the building, better now than later.

I also want it insulated, common sense says better now than later. Of course I would like sheet rock on the walls, something says, ‘better now than later’. This is one of the things we have to sit down and consider what is best for us, not best construction wise.
A few years ago we built what has became known as ‘The Flat’. a one room efficiency for our grand son Josh, to live in while in college.  He made us proud by being top in his class.
Now Sherry and I are looking at this little space and saying, ‘Hey we could live in this!’. We do not require much, and yes we could live in this ‘Storage building’ with no problems, if we add a bath!’  LOL  Of course in the summer we could bath outside, might scare the neighbors, but that is their problems. LOL
We will wait for the yard sale to see what is left. We have a very nice dining room table and china hutch and we once bought some ‘spensive dishes and some crystal to put in it, not sure if Sherry wants to sell them or not.
We were just laughing, the  year we were married,1956, our yearly income was about $900.00. Yep, we made less than a hundred dollars a month. Sherry (who is the bookkeeper) just told me this year our property taxes and insurance is over ten times that amount!  Wow Inflation do take a toll. 
WE have been blessed with good health, and good jobs. Many of the last years were self employed.  Fortunately I never lost money on self employment.  Many folk have.
Anyway, this building has plenty of potential, if eventually needed.  It can easily be converted to a one room efficiency.  We live in less space now, and love it.
Thanks for coming by the log.
Nite Shipslog

We went to see 'Josh and Stephen Darnell in Concert' this evening. I grabbed this photo off Face book. Yep, I forgot my camera.  Of course the boys done great!
Josh on Key Board and Stephen with the guitar.

PS:  Church bulletin bloopers (Thanks to Shirl)
The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday: "I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours."
Looks like a T-Model Camper!!! 1919????



I know adding this or that adds up when you're building. I think the FLAT would be perfect. I keep telling my husband I want a ONE bedroom cottage. He doesn't understand why. But I tell you I have dreams about how wonderful it would be to be in a much smaller space. You two are so fortunate in so many ways. Take care.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Good luck with your yard sale and finishing up the storage building/efficiency. It's good you have options anyway. Parting with stuff isn't easy as I well know. Storage is aways a problem. No matter how big or small your place might be. I have a house full of it. It took years to collect and now it's taking years to get rid of it all too. It's not an easy fix at all. Hope your Monday is a wonderful one!

Anonymous said...

enjoyed the post!

Jean said...

Your building looks like a small home to me. I wouldn't mind a smaller living space. Most of the places Grover and lived in when we first married was only two rooms, Lol. It would just be complicated for us when all the children come. I'm sure you will make the right decision what ever you decide to do. Take care and don‘t work to hard . Jean

Anonymous said...

I shall keep that slogan much in mind. Thank you. Please have you all a good new month ahead.

shirl72 said...

Got to see the new building last.
night it looks very good. You are right at our age all we need is an efficiency.

I thought the twins did very well
at the concert last night. They
had some complicated arrangements.
Very enjoyable.


Chatty Crone said...

Building is expensive isn't it - and you could add so many things. I want to live simply these days too - hope the garage sale goes well. sandie

DD said...

It seems to me that this space can be very usuable for the two of you, the perfect summer home.
You can add a little side room if absolutely necessary.
The cost rings up quickly, doesn't it!