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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

So "Hot Anthony" got back to us with a quote for our home addition and I think Saige's face really says it all... {I just knew her 'please don't brush my tangles' pic would come in handy}. Adding an additional 766 square feet could potentially run us...

$93,414!!!!!!

While I've never taken a punch to the stomach, I'm pretty certain I now know what that feels like. How can this number be? Am I the only one who thinks the above figure is totally outrageous? I mean all we want is a third bedroom, second bathroom, some extra living space and a little basement storage. I had NO IDEA our tiny wishlist would cost us the same amount as our 2001 purchase price.

Anyone know of a money tree that needs a good pruning?

So we've scheduled a sit down with Tone-dawg to go over the estimate, but it looks like Trev and I will be DIY'ing it once again {with the help of family & friends who love us as much as they love free beer}.

I've spent the last 2 days wallowing and am beginning to wonder if all the blood, sweat and tears we've poured into this house of ours has been worth it? Trev's famous for saying, "we should have bulldozed it from the start" and I'm now starting to see his logic. I love this place we call our home, but it's become one giant headache that I can't Tylenol away.

11 comments:

Melissa said...

That's ridiculously expensive! I can't believe they want that much for that! I'm sure you could do this yourself for a fraction of the cost. Hopefully you have some handy family/friends!

Ashley said...

Good lord that's a buttload of dough! Keep shopping around. In their defense, home improvements are ridiculously expensive. We dropped almost $25,000 on our kitchen revamp and that's without any electrical or plumbing work!

ana {bluebirdkisses} said...

yikes that's alot! i'm sure though in the end it will be completely worth it though.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

we do... we've actually done all the work ourselves up until this point, but I thought it would be nice to have someone do it for us for a change - be a whole lot quicker.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

kitchens are SO expensive! I didn't think bedrooms were as pricey especially since Trev is doing all the excavation work himself.

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

we're not prepared to drop that kind of change; we're better off selling and buying a bigger house. we're going to look into doing the work ourselves and maybe contract out the drywalling {most tedious task EVER!}.

Randalin. said...

I think Hot Anthony might be charging you a little extra for the view (of him).

Sara K {SaigeWisdom} said...

LOL! I'm thinking maybe you're right although his looks have gone down a notch or two once that quote came in {weird}. I was about to send out an S.O.S. tweet on your behalf - where've you been girlfriend? xo

DoodleDollies said...

oh my goodness!! sounds like a lot!! yikes! if you were near enough we would help..hubby's really handy. I'm sure you will get it done though, slowly but surely. On another note, Saige is still adorable even when she has that crying face!!

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