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sailing along

February 27th, 2013 at 01:29 pm

So this is third try at a blog post. I don't know why they aren't getting captured...

Last couple of weeks I've been in saving mode and it feels great. looking forward to payday tomorrow, though. I backed off my 403B contributions to about 20% or 10K annually. I might have to back them off a bit more depending on how my regular spending settles out. FWIW, I capture the full match at 8%, and I contribute my 6K to my Roth annually so I will still be saving a lot, just not a lot a lot.

Decided on the sink and faucet choice, made a choice for a slide in stove, and am looking at flooring, signed the construction agreement with the contractor and contractor has ordered the cabinets and open shelving. Its on, its just that work will start when the contractor knows the cabinets are coming within two weeks.

I've been working on a project for the condo board - developing a welcome packet comprising of a FAQ about the condo, a Lake City Chamber of Commerce business guide, a kicky map of north Seattle, and current transit guides. Nothing too fancy, but something to have in hand and talk about when one knocks on the door to a new owner's condo.

First hit of the FCC. Spondilucks had Van Clyburn.

condo pictures

February 9th, 2013 at 04:45 pm

I lost a long post. Sigh. So I'm going to show and tell.

Before - living room


Semi, After - living room. Imagine the redecorating crew cleaned up. Smile alone 4 chairs, the TV and a picture hanging over the fireplace.


After - dining room which is 180 degrees from the living room. Again, the cleaning crew has, ahem, done its job.


Before - master bedroom. I took this on my second visit before buying. Staged. Smile


After - yep, I like my colors.


Before - kitchen. After is in process. Smile


And because a couple of people asked about it, my homemade charging station, comprised of a lean-in 5 shelf bookcase and some strategically placed black twist ties.