Well that went pretty well (estimate presentation) and looks like the project will be a GO! Numbers were looking fantastic, but then we saw the 'HST not included' under the price. *GASP! Well we could wait a year and a half for the HST (harmonised sales tax) to be abolished or just suck it up and do it. Do it. I can't live in this wee house much longer without losing my mind. Is it because it's a house full of boys??? Not sure, but if I don't have a second washroom soon things may get ugly.
Anyhoo, put the word to the bank that we're ready for a home appraisal so we can get our loan then looks like May is start date (and after permits go through). Yahoo!
Almost had a wrench thrown into works this afternoon when I looked out our window to see a 'for sale' sign on our neighbours newly renovated two story 6 bedroom house! Meltdown averted when we learned the price and that two of the bedrooms were part of a suite. That would bring the living space to what we're in now so someone else can have it! Lucky they will be too though as it's a nice house on the best street.
To boot, I almost had another wrench thrown in my house colour choice when I learned that Hardie Plank siding boards were pre-coloured and that I didn't really like any of those colours. Thankfully they've changed how they do things and we can paint whatever colour we, correction, I like. Phew.
I need a whisky...drat, don't have any.