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This Past Week
Most of you know it by now, but my wife and I have recently purchased a house. It was built in the 1940s and it’s actually pretty solid, but it is severely out of date.
After much of your input last week, I think we have decided to let a professional refinish the floors. I think this is going to cost us almost $3,000, but it’s definitely going to be worth having some do it right. Plus, the house will be getting improved on during the day, while I am at my day job! This is really going to put our schedule back on track for our move-in date of August 31. However….
My wife was out of town yesterday, so my father-in-law and I were working on the house alone. Two men with a bunch of tools can often times be a very dangerous combination.
Our dining room was in decent shape when we bought it, but it was hideous! It had wood paneling and some kind of random ceiling tile that really was not our taste. So, we decided to rip these items off, which was fine until we realized how many nail holes were in the plaster.
Since it was seemingly impossible to patch up all the holes without being detected, my dad-in-law and I decided to strip all of the remaining plaster out of the room. This meant that we were taking everything out of the room except the studs (I’m not talking about us, although, we are some attractive beings).
So, the demolition has now been completed, and as you read this, we’re probably putting up the drywall. The room really is going to look great. It’s now much more open (oh yeah, I forget to mention that we tore out a wall too….) and will look incredibly clean once we paint it!
If you are wondering about my wife’s reaction to our naked room, she actually took it pretty well. She was shocked at first, but was excited about the improvement that it’s going to make to the room.
I’m sorry if you’re getting sick of me talking about my new house purchase, but it really is consuming my life right now , and it’s so exciting too! I think most of you are enjoying the random house updates here and there, so I’ll keep the details coming! 🙂
The website is still doing quite well. My Alexa rank continues to fall and my visitor numbers are on the rise! Everything is going to plan!
I have accomplished many of my old goals, so I figure it’s time for some new ones! Here’s what I’m going to try to accomplish by the end of August.
1) Finish my eBook – arg… well, progress has been made here, but not as much as I’d like. I’m still going to push for a book release at the end of this month, but in reality, I’d rather produce a high-quality book than a half-thought out piece of garbage… This hole house thing is just kicking my but…
2) Continue to Write 4 Quality Posts Per Week – I have done this consistently since I first started this site, but I want to make sure it continues, so I always make it a monthly goal. Since I will be working on my eBook quite a lot this month, I do plan on mixing in some guest posts. But, you can be assured that these are high-quality posts from a like-minded writer.
Sorry that I’m not including the weekly reading as well. It’s just been a crazy busy day…. I think you’ll understand.
My name is Derek, and I have my Bachelors Degree in Finance from Grand Valley State University. After graduation, I was not able to find a job that fully utilized my degree, but I still had a passion for Finance! So, I decided to focus my passion in the stock market. I studied Cash Flows, Balance Sheets, and Income Statements, put some money into the market and saw a good return on my investment. As satisfying as this was, I still felt that something was missing. I have a passion for Finance, but I also have a passion for people. If you have a willingness to learn, I will continue to teach.