Re: Another next step
The universe continues to answer. I have been living in my house for almost a month now. I continue to make small improvements to it to make it mine. I have repaired the fence by replacing some pickets. I installed a front storm door and put a screen patio door. I installed a platform in the small utility room over some plumbing so I have more usable space. I also installed a small workbench in the utility room that is high enough for my tool chest to slide under.
I bought an old liquor cabinet to put in the living room. It has a slide out glass holder for shot glasses, high ball glasses and wine glasses. Now my plan is to start filling those spots with glasses I accumulate in my travels.
I am finalizing my plans for the wall enclosure on my car port. My plans are to build a 6 foot wall with a shed on the open end of the car port and a work bench on the house side. At the top I will have plexiglass along the sloped roof line to allow in natural light. The workbench will be 30 inches deep. Once the wall is up I will paint the exterior to match the house and paint the interior white to lighten it up. I am going to extend the electric into the area so I have outlets and lighting.
So a few days ago, I am sitting there thinking about painting. What I need to get, how am I going to match the paint, will I have to paint the whole house, I need to get paint for the fence pickets etc etc. So just then the former owner shows up with 2 gallons of interior paint, a bucket of trim paint and a bucket of paint for the exterior siding. problem solved!
In the mean time, I am decided to do what I wanted to do when I decided to buy the house in the first place. So I started engaging myself in the self in the neighborhood. I signed up for guitar lessons at a place within walking distance of my house. My first lesson was Wednesday. I thought it was at 7PM. It was actually at 7:30. So I walked across the street to a local pub that advertised they had one of the top 100 burgers in America. Turns out the place is a local hang out. Every person in the place was friendly as heck. The bartender knew all their names and had their favorite drink ready when they sat down. I had a beer but no time for a burger. I went back across the street and met my instructor, a guy who happens to be about my age with many shared interests. I ended up BSing with him for 2 hours about gardening, living in the country, critter control etc. I walked back across the street to have my burger. When I walked in they remembered my name and had a beer waiting for me when I walked in the door. I have also eaten at several of the local restaurants and last night went to the local night club to see a band. I took a second date there and had a blast. We are going out again sometime next week.
Business is booming. I have been turning away work. When I bought the house I spent have my saving. Then proceeded to spend half of the remaining buying appliances, supplies, furniture etc. I have had to pay rent at the apartment along with utilities, plus the mortgage at the house along with utilities and some repairs. But the money still keeps flowing in. I have recovered all of my post purchase depletion, plus almost half of my initial investment and my accounts receivables have gotten even larger. I am scheduled to teach at least six classes next month. I am taking my C/E as well.
Now I am planning a trip to Colorado the third week of September. Nine days on the road - three out, three there and three back. I will be staying overnight in Chicago, Cheyenne,, and St Louis for sure. I haven't decided where else, but at least one more city along the way back. Life is good and getting better.
At the center of every moMEnt of my life is ME!