Sunday, April 29, 2012

More house progress

Since my last update, I've finished painting the master bedroom, and the master bath is done except for figuring out how to get the vanity doors to close with the new hinges I installed. Today I got the hall and guest bedroom painted. I just now discovered that I need a different type of light switch for some of my lights - the ones that have 2 on/off points need a different switch than the ones I bought. I got a bargain from craigslist - a 2 year old ceramic top range for only $150. Looks and works like a brand new one. Sold my old range for $50. I bought a new washing machine over a year ago, and finally sold the old one so the new one is now in use. And the last computer finally sold last week - used that money to buy new tile for the fireplace surround, with enough left to pay the contractor to install it and raise the hearth a bit. New oak laminate flooring has been ordered, which I hope to have installed at the end of the week, along with the new fireplace tile. I have lots more to do, but it's getting there!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

More about my land

If you're interested in my Terlingua Ranch property, please check out this new page I made:

I hope that about covers everything ;)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

House progress

I had a contractor out last week to paint all my ceilings, replace 3 ceiling fans and the hall light fixture, and install 2 can lights in the kitchen. With that done, I got back to work on finishing the master bathroom, and got the master bedroom painted this weekend. I still have a few more things to do in the master bath, and 3 of the master bedroom walls need a 2nd coat, but it's getting there.

A friend took a load of my stuff over to Project Safe for me yesterday, and I've sold a few more things on craigslist since my last post. I found a few more things in the garage to toss out. Love the feeling of freedom and space I get every time more "stuff" leaves the house :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Selling my land

Yep, you read that right. I've decided to sell my land in Terlingua. Unless I win the lottery in the next couple of months, or land a great telecommute job, there's no way I'm going to be able to move out there in the foreseeable future. *heavy sigh*

Anyway, if you're interested in buying it, you can shoot me an email at

In other news, since my last post, I sold one of my computers and have two more to go. My emergency fund has grown little by little, and I still haven't used the credit card. My FICO score was pretty outstanding last I checked, so I'm not cutting them up. Them being the Visa and the Home Depot card; having them open with zero balances helps the credit score, I guess.

I'm still slowly plugging away at the "stuff." Most of what's left is in the spare bedroom. I try to eliminate something every time I walk in there. The bigger items will be listed on craigslist soon, the rest is junk that I need to accept that I don't need to keep.