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Old 10-06-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
67ChevyRedneck
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My Big Fat Renovation

***DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT LET YOUR WIFE SEE THIS THREAD. YOU WILL NEVER HAVE ANOTHER FREE MOMENT TO WORK ON YOUR TRUCK EVER AGAIN!***


You have been warned!



My wife and I had been "house shopping" for quite some time. Even though I lost my job, my wife's income as a Vet is nice and we had a big chunk of money sittin' in the bank. We wanted space, peace and quiet, some land and all close to Greenville or a major road... I know, right?

Nope, we found this little 2300sf charmer on exactly 1.0 acre, located less than 2 miles from highway 29, so we're less than 5 miles from almost any store or restaurant we could want to go to, 10 mins from 385 and 10 mins from I-85. My wife is a whopping FOUR MILES from her job and it's a great location for me to work in Greenville, Spartanburg, possibly Anderson, and anywhere in between. It's also on a circle road so there is essentially ZERO traffic. It's SO QUIET! I love it.

We got a great deal, between the seller and the bank all of our closing costs were paid for, and we got a 4.375% interest rate. When all is said and done with taxes and insurance included in the payment we're only paying about $30/mo more than our 2 bedroom apartment. Even the electric bill has only been about $40 more per month.

So anyway, with nothing to do in this crappy economy, we decided to use the 8 grand the gobment gave us just for buying the place to completely renovate it. By "we" I mean "I" will be doing almost all of the work. She even sucks at painting. Oh well.

The first pics are of the outside and our sweet view. Only one neighbor on the right side.

...Notice the truck in the garage??? That's the FIRST TIME she's had a permanent home in a garage since I've owned her... I think this November will be a full 13 years!
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