I recently picked out a few projects to improve my condo. I want to add tile near my front door, build in a wine rack, and do a few other small projects. I could probably do some of the smaller projects on my own, but I’m not sure how well they would turn out.
Around The House
On Saturday afternoon, I went to an art gallery and bought my first very high quality painting. I have graduated from the college days of posters to the grown up days of fine art. A lot went through my head before I handed over my credit card.
If you decide to pack up and leave town, there are a few easily overlooked budget busters that can send you to the debt house if you are not careful.
If you hadn’t seen the news, there are several large fires right now in my home state of Colorado. I have seen the smoke up close. I was four miles away when the Treasure Fire started just outside of Leadville and work just over the hill from the Flatiron Fire in Boulder.
Yesterday, I was told a family friend in Colorado Springs lost their home to the Waldo Canyon Fire along with hundreds of their neighbors. My sister’s friend’s family in Woodland Park may have been evacuated this morning along with much of the rest of the town.
This got me thinking. We often avoid anything that has to do with a worst case scenario, but we need to plan for the worst and have an action plan in place in case we get hit with an unexpected tragedy.
Summer is upon us, but now’s not the time to rest on your laurels. Take some time out, between BBQ’s and summer holidays, to ‘winter-proof’ your home. The warmer, lighter months are the perfect time to make sure that all of those little exterior jobs are sorted. You can tick things off of your list during the long summer evenings while the going’s good.
I am always intrigued by the idea of selling my old stuff on eBay or Craigslist to make a few extra bucks. However, I rarely put in the time or effort to make it happen. My occasional listing on Craigslist did nothing, so I put the idea on the back-burner. However, a new option to sell your stuff has piqued my interest.