Wednesday, November 29, 2006
This Old House
New siding and insulation: $5,000
New roof: $10,000
New windows: $12,000
New HVAC: $15,000
Satisfaction in knowing I'm the new poster child for This Old House: Priceless
I am now the owner of a 3,000 square foot money pit. It has no driveway, a dilapidated garage, a bad roof, 50-year-old faux-brick celotex siding, rotting soffits, termite damage, sagging floors, no air conditioning, smelly carpets, a bathroom with a disgusting shower and a chimney that's caving in, (which, incidentally, is still the only way the furnace flue gases leave the house).
So why'd I buy it?
$31,000 on an auction is all I can say.
Maybe I should apply for an Extreme Makeover...