Thursday, March 22, 2007

no permits this week

Well, that didn't go as well as we hoped.. The woman that Dan met with last week AND her boss were both out, so he dealt with someone else who wanted different things. Now we need to do floorplans for the middle floor, which we're not touching. So, no permits for us this week.
Which turns out to be not such a problem, since the waste management folks called to say they can't get us a dumpster till next week.

In the meantime, we've been meeting with contractors to get estimates on having the foundation redone. It's a strange thing.. everyone agrees that the old brick foundation should be redone, but most of the people giving us that advice haven't done it on their homes. We also want to level out the sagging back part of the house and get the whole first floor full head-height, and this is something that would be vastly more better to do before we move in. We're talking to a few different people, but hope that Jim Duval (who did the foundation at our old place and was fantastic and punctual and did a great job) can do this one as well. It seems unlikely that we'll be able to afford it for awhile, but our pipe dream can last at least until we see the quotes.

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