April 09, 2008

Basement Dweller

I've spent the last four years slowly gutting the basement so as to prep it for remodeling. I honestly can't believe the amount of time and effort that was required to gut that mofo. Pickup load after pickup load of detritus trucked off to the recycling center. Probably more than ten trips all told.

Next came the wall preparation, coating the cinder blocks in a sealant substance that smelled like dirty socks dipped in formaldehyde. Now we're having plumbing work done, which is not a particularly cheap undertaking, which sucks, because I'm a cheap guy, so it's kind of a matter/anti-matter confluence.

I try to tell myself it's all an investment, but given the housing market, I'm not all that convinced.

Posted by Ryan at April 9, 2008 12:03 PM | TrackBack

If it makes you feel any better, our neighbor's house just went back on the market for $60k less than we paid four years ago. Funny, it doesn't feel like we're underwater but boy, oh boy, are we! Thing is, I know the market will bounce back and the house will be over a half million again in a couple of years.

Posted by: Erik at April 10, 2008 09:19 AM

I hope your "thing is" prediction holds true.

Posted by: Ryan at April 10, 2008 09:34 AM
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