Sometimes All it Takes is a Post

I often get asked: where do you find the time? Why do you blog? HOW do you get all of this done? I just do, I like it, and I just do. I am like a walking Nike commercial.

But really, the biggest reason I blog is to keep track of my endless stream of ideas and lists for the house/life. Last Thursday, I posted an update about our 2015 House Goals. As I stated all over the interwebs, I was freakishly excited for that post because I am AMAZED that we have gotten so much done. So much that we wouldn't have appreciated if we weren't stepping back and taking stock. What bothered me though, (of course, I am Type A, hear me roar) was the D+ in crown molding. But the husband made a few inquiries and found a guy who was so ridiculously cheap to install it for us that I can't even say the cost out loud for fear he will charge more money to people next time.

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After day one, I was SO FLIPPING GLAD we made the decision to pull the trigger and buy three builder bulk packs of crown at Home Depot (the crown was just over $1 linear foot). Β From a distance it looks totally finished and ridiculously majestically fantastic. Up close however... the story tweaks slightly.

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So much caulking and spackling to do. Just so much. But alas. Our Cheap Dude said he'd do all the caulking and spackling for $50. Ummmm OK. Here's how she is looking now: no more cracks or nail holes!

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Yes, we still need to paint it (look at the difference in white tones between the new baseboards from the wall removal and the crown). Yes, we need to paint our ceilings. Yes, Cheap Dude smelled like cigarettes and was two hours late, but again... PRICE. LB and I not murdering each other over angles and math and such= the best $XXX we ever spent. (The price is like Voldemoort. I just can't say it!).