Our home is the center of our family life. We live here, work from here, do school here. Our home takes a beating from us being here 24/7 and requires more maintenance than a house where its inhabitants are gone most of the time.
Our fridge went out again, but it was an easy fix by our refrigeration guy. I'm so thankful to not have to buy a new one at this time!
Our business is a year old this month! So excited at how God has blessed and provided for work! It was a huge leap of faith and God has been faithful to us.
With building the business, we are not wanting to have extra expenses (like a new fridge) right now. We will be buying a new basic microwave. Ours died last year and we still have to empty space above the stove. We've been using an older one, which has been fine, but its time to replace the old one. Do you know that you can fry in microwaves now? We won't be buying one of those, all I do in our microwave is reheat coffee, melt butter, and defrost stuff. I want simple, and so does my budget!
Some items we want to work on in the house are -
windows - we need to replace some screens and fix a storm window or two. We have a few windows that just may need to be replaced.
trim - we have a few rooms that need baseboard trim. (when we moved in here we began replacing the trim with our own style)
siding - our home is about 30 years old and has the original siding on it still. We've been waiting to reside the house until after my parents move in, as we will be adding a garage and a mudroom/laundry room. Then it will all get new siding going from pale yellow to white.
basement - I'd like to paint down in the basement to brighten it up. We also plan to make part of the basement a movie watching space.
Many of these things will take time to get to in the budget, but they will be done over the next few years. We want to take good care of our home, updating it (on a budget) and also keeping it in good shape!
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