I added the PayPal contribution button with a drop down menu to my blog yesterday. I was surprised at how quick and easy it was to set up. I had no idea it would only take ten minutes.
The latest update: The guy who was supposed to measure the windows today was a no show. The waterproofing guy was a no show twice (even though John did the whole installation, the waterproofing employee coaches John on how to install everything correctly).
The most expensive costs will include the HVAC (about $17,000 with a $600 rebate). Other estimates were higher. The framer/builder will cost about $18,000 (others were higher).
The lumber for the gambrel roof and 2-story addition will cost about $10,000.
The windows is next on the list (we won’t know the grand total until we get the measurements).
And of course there is the cost of the other sub contractors.
Hands down, the hardest part of this whole project was dealing with a slew of framers/builders who either didn’t show up for appointments or never got back to us with a proposal. Literally, just left us hanging. It’s enough to send me through the roof.
In the meantime, I always have my eye out for anything built with bricks, and of course there’s a lot of it in this area. I took the following photos in downtown Wayne.