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A $7.54 Confession

September 1st, 2007 at 01:02 am

I broke the budget today. It was such a beautiful day. I went and bought a 6 pack of Mikes Hard Lemonade and sat outside for an hour reading a book and enjoying a drink. I love to sit outside and read, and this was the first opportunity I've had to do this in my new house. It was so nice to be in my own place. So, that splurge put me slightly over budget. But the booze was on clearance!

I took yesterday and today off from work. I spent most of today cleaning my vinyl siding. It was filthy. I still have the back of the house and one more side to do. That was hard work, but the house looks so much nicer now.

I also got estimates from tree trimming companies. I have a large cedar tree growing right next to my house that I need to do something about. I was originally thinking of just trimming it back, but now I'm leaning towards removing the tree entirely. I just think it will always be a problem, so I might as well bite the bullet and remove it now. It does provide a bit of privacy, though, so I'll hate to lose that.

I got estimates from 3 companies. One was very professional, but also very expensive: $675. YIKES. One company gave me a good price, but he didn't seem very professional. The third company that came out today is probably who I'll have do the work. His price was $355, and he was very professional and knowledgeable. So, anyway, I hate to spend the money on this, but I also don't want to have any damage done to the house or to the roof.

3 Responses to “A $7.54 Confession”

  1. reginaastralis Says:

    Where are you from?

    I only ask b/c my parents have HALF of a cedar in their front yard. We lost the other half during a hurricane three years ago, and the only quotes my parents could get to take down the other half was for close to $1,000. They could probably get a cheaper quote now that it's after the hurricanes and everything, but a $400 quote sounds pretty good to me.

    I think they paid close to $300 to have the other half taken out of their front yard. That was a really scary storm.

  2. jdedit2001 Says:

    I'm in Missouri. No hurricanes here, just tornadoes. I've always thought hurricanes would be scary to deal with.

  3. Ima saver Says:

    My husband loves Mike's hard lemonade!

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