Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Angst & a Cure

As with all building projects I have ever known, this one is over budget.  Major drains have been personnel costs (I've been happy to have the help, but it's spendy), and the semi-unexpected need to repair a bunch of water-damaged wallboard (correlated to personnel costs).

But we are closing in on floor-grind and stain.  I'm upbeat, but maybe I'm stupid...

I think we're going to have to slow down a bit, as the burn rate was a touch high, but most of the big-ticket items are purchased.  We've just got to pace the rest so we keep a cushion in case we suddenly have to spend a bunch on adoption stuff (Hopefully there will be some milestones coming up on this road...)

Then cabinets.  I realize it's only been 2.5 weeks that we've owned the house.  It seems an eternity...

One last thing: oregano oil kicks butt.  Jr. got a cold on Wednesday last week, I started feeling snuffy Friday, and began gargling oregano oil once or twice a day.  It burns like none other, but I feel fine, except in the mornings before I gargle.  Pro tip: only use 2-3 drops.  First time I did it I used 5, and had to gargle it in four goes.  That hurt.

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