Saturday, August 1, 2009

That's it, We're Done!!!

We give up, we capitulate, we surrender!!!

At least temporarily...

People who have been reading this blog regularly (all 2 of you, thanks) might of noticed that we've gotten a lot of little projects buttoned up around the house lately......even with a new baby....

Wanna know why? I (The Madscientist) got laid off of my job. So I've lately had a lot of free time to 'get things done.'

So now we're a one income family with a new baby and a supposed price tag to redo our house of over $500,000....

As we've discussed before that would put us well over $1 mill into this house that sits squarely in a $500,000 neighborhood....

I had the unfortunate job of telling the nice folks at Winnans construction that the $8500 for the designing of the plans is all that they were going to get from us for at least the near future.

So now we're going to get an amazing set of plans that will never, ever, ever, get built in this reality....buuuut, they're really cool plans and it would turn this place into our dream house...

With the $250 kitchen redo and a recent couple of projects (a new baby play room and a new home office) we haven't posted about yet that's pretty much it for us on this place.

We've decided to just live here (for a year) as is and hopefully save some money to purchase a house that is 'turnkey'. It is our belief that even in the nicer neighborhoods of Alameda the prices are still going to fall a good bit and hopefully in a year we can re-evaluate our position.

We'll still be posting stuff here cause we're still touring houses that look promising and still getting let down...latest house is going for $1.1mill and its got a roof that will only last 5yrs more tops!!! What kind of sense does that make?

xoxox

2 comments:

PerfessorEvil said...

Ah man, that sucks. Good luck in finding your next job... I mean, how much competition can there be for mad scientists?

The MadScientist said...

Hay Perf,

Ya if I don't don't want to go to North Korea, or Iran or Pakistan that really cuts down the madscientisty job pool.... I could get a job in hollyweird but I'd have to leave Alameda and that's not going to happen....now if I could just get a job on MythBusters!!! That'd be the ticket!!!