Yesterday was very nice. Sunny and temps in the 60's. Perfect for DH to be outside with his saw cutting and measuring boards for his boot bench. He really didn't need my help, though before he cut he did ask for my opinion on some of the boards edges (live edge wood) and what to use as what piece to show off the live edge and knots. The whole rest of the day he spent measuring, cutting and did the sanding of each piece. It's a little bit bigger than your standard boot bench.
I spent most of the day binge watching a reality show! LOL. I don't watch those kind of shows too often, but started watching Chrisley Knows Best, just to see what it was about. Ok, gotta admit I found it pretty funny and I especially like how strict he is with his kids. Get in a car accident (and lie about it) - no car for 6 months. Sneak your phone on the boat ride - phone gets thrown in the lake. (though I'm sure he just had to pay for the new one haha!). The daughter going on her first date was exactly how my dh (and her brother) was.....though our dd did get to go by herself on the date with the boy. LOL. I'm sure most of it is scripted, but still made me laugh. The grandma is cute.
Dinner was the leftover fried chicken (and I still have a piece left to have for lunch today), after DH finally got done and put all his tools and stuff away at 6pm
Around 5pm I noticed a pick up drive by with a big ladder in back. Then a minute later I glanced out the front window again and noticed DH talking to someone. It was the developer of this subdivision. He was in town visiting his parents and decided to drive by. I think he was mostly interested in seeing if the renters place got cleaned up. So we told him about it all (he'd been out of the country most of the summer). He did say that when he talked to the landlord before he went on his trip (this would have been beginning of July) she said they were on a month to month lease (that is not what the renters told the cops in June, they said they had 6 months left). DH asked him if he knew what they rented the place for and he did. $750 a month! No wonder they haven't wanted to move. Developer said that the rent she is getting is less than her payment on the house. She could easily be getting $900-$1000 for that house (and thereby probably get a better class of renter). To rent a 3 bedroom house in the city would cost them $1500. Developer said he still wanted to pursue getting an HOA started and we agreed. We also discussed/wondered why his lots were not selling, when there is such a housing shortage in this town. He can't figure it out either. The small town west of us has some new (spec) home building going on, as well as the smaller town to the east of us. There are very few homes for sale and most of the ones that are for sale right in town are very old, run down and small. There are also some nice lots across the street from the end of our street on each side of a newer nice 4 plex. Those are always rented out, no problem. Someone recently moved out of one of the units and practically the next day another couple was moving in. Renters GF has only been here that one partial night, so she hasn't moved in......yet.
DH is sleeping in this morning. I'm sure he is worn out and hurting from what he did yesterday. He doesn't know how to take a break or stop and do more later. So, he'll pay for it the next few days. But, I imagine at some point, once he gets going today, he'll go back out in the garage and start screwing the boards together and keep working on it.
Would the live edge snag or rub on fabric when you sit? You are so lucky to have someone who can build things.ReplyDelete
We chose a smoother edge for the seat top and put the rougher/knotted edges for some sides. Plus, it will mostly just be DH sitting on it and he's always got jeans on which are pretty sturdy fabricDelete
Good, I was worried about dressy or knit pants.Delete
This is basically for coming in and out of the mudroom, so most likely we'll always be dressed in jeans and the shoes/boots stored there are just for outside/casual stuff. I think if we're dressed up and nice shoes, those will get put in in the bedroom and we'll go out the front door - Though knowing him, I'd have to remind him of that ;)Delete
It is nice to have a builder around!ReplyDelete
it is nice! just wish he had more room to do it all in. But that's his own fault because he won't get rid of all the crap in the shop.....Delete
Wonder why the rent of your neighbor's house is so cheap? You'd think she'd want to get top dollar for it. Sounds like an all around positive for when you go to sell your place.ReplyDelete
we are wondering too, especially with the problems she has had with them! Why not up the rent to market amount and maybe then he'd move out. Why would anyone just lose money (since she apparently told the developer her mortgage payment is higher than the rent) every month AND have a renter that is slowly destroying your house. It's a nice little house too - only built 9 years ago. One of the nicest/newest for in town houses and rentals are in demand.Delete