Doing Things for Yourself.

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Doing Things for Yourself.
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Fri, 08-05-2011 - 12:49pm

I was talking with some other ladies and some of them were expressing some concern over their children not being able to do things for themselves.

KRISTIE
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Tue, 08-09-2011 - 10:07am

Thenb you will have time to make the rules clear if grandma moves in even for a little while.

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Tue, 08-09-2011 - 12:28pm
You are so right. DH and I were just talking about the whole mess to clean up after Gma is gone thing last night. The option of finishing the downstairs apartment just isn't an option. It's just too much money and DH is against getting a loan to do this. Which I don't blame him. Our economy is a scary enough place without having too much debt. So we will keep brain storming and hoping for the best but expecting the worst.
KRISTIE
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Tue, 08-09-2011 - 7:36pm

I agree wtih you about not taking out a loan to finish off a room.

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Wed, 08-10-2011 - 12:19pm
It's one of those I know things about the loan to finish the basement apartment. I think I was just wishing so it would be easier. :0) Gma is building a house where she is retiring and it's not been started. That will start in the spring. Gma's idea is to save the money she would have paid on her mortgage to help with expenses when she does get to retirement and building her new house. She has a house now, so she could just stay there. Two weeks is one thing, but two or more months is not a good thought to me. DH and I were venting to each other a touch last night. Gma has been thinking about about getting a home inspections and well and septic inspection done now so that if there is a problem, she could address is now. These inspections cost around $1100 and she decided that would be too much since property taxes are due next month. But she was willing to spend $4000 to have her driveway resurfaced. DH and I both know that driveways are one of the repair items that returns the least. DH just shook his head.
KRISTIE
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Wed, 08-10-2011 - 4:55pm

Personally I think that since she already has a house, she needs to stay there until her new house is built.

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Wed, 08-10-2011 - 5:14pm
I agree. I wish it could be as easy as the two of us talking/typing about this. DH and I will keep talking it through and see what happens. I'll keep you posted.
KRISTIE
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Wed, 08-10-2011 - 9:57pm

Your hubby should really stand up to grandma.

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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 12:18pm
Thanks Sue! I feel like this is up to DH. He knows my thoughts on it, so I won't keep restating them.
KRISTIE
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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 12:26pm

"My 9yo came into the room a little while ago and said 'Hungry,' I pointed and said 'Kitchen.' Was that bad? ;-)"

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Thu, 08-11-2011 - 12:33pm

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