Where to begin……
So, I’m filing for bankruptcy. The lawyer hasn’t filed yet, it’s been six weeks. I dont know why. STRESS
The eldest is randomly texting me out of the blue. Invited me to ‘birthday dinner’. Acts like nothing ever happened. STRESS
The fiancee is looking at a house to buy. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a really cool house. Needs some TLC and some renovation. Which isn’t bad. I’m down with some renovation and remodeling. My problem is that the major things that need to be done: they are all outside of my capability. Which are major cost renovations. And all need to be done before moving in. Replacing a leaking slate roof, heating, new windows throughout, electrical update, and a kitchen redo. About the only major renovation that I feel comfortable with undertaking is the kitchen. Which is a major gut job in itself. Removing walls, saving antique built-ins. Moving and salvaging doors.
Additional items on my list; windows need to be removed and outdoor siding put in its place and painted. Plumbing needs to be moved, steam heating needs to be removed, drywall, painting, old fuel oil tank in the basement needs to be removed, garage doors installed, etc. And that’s just before we would move in.
The long term expectations for after we move in, is even longer!! Making a master suite is at the top of the laundry list of items. Tree removal, landscaping, sistern removal, driveway upgrade, fireplace update/replacement, outside paint, porch update, build a deck, remove an outside entrance, build a closet, etc, etc. STRESS
All in the midst of me filing bankruptcy and being unemployed. STRESS
STRESS! STRESS! STRESS! STRESS! STRESS!