I thought I was done living paycheck to paycheck

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ibj40

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Married, Divorced, Married, Divorced, Married, Retired.

Paycheck to Paycheck is my Life.

So, what was the question?
 

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So back about 20 years ago I decided not to live paycheck to paycheck anymore...…. Then I started renovating the house. So much for best laid plans

I feel that pain. I had a house in WV and worked in Northern VA. I went away on a work trip for a month and the wife told me she couldn't handle the commute anymore to northern VA for her work. We bought a house in our budget... A short sale with substantial issues, and needing 30 years of catch up... I have been working on it for the last year and a half... 3500 sqft of solid oak hardwood, painting everything, plumbing, electrical...
 

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At the same time? Are you out of your ever-lovin’ mind? What possessed you to do both at the same time?

I love a challenge, or I'm insane

I haven't figured it out yet :)
 

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I'm just looking forward for the mortgage to be paid off.

It would have be a lot sooner if I didn't get a rebreather and agree to a trip to Bkini.
 

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Married, Divorced, Married, Divorced, Married, Retired.

Paycheck to Paycheck is my Life.

So, what was the question?

How's your wife?
 

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How's your wife?

She's the best thing that ever happened to me. Straightened me up, got me focused, and has supported me on every move I have made.

She is my best friend, my dive buddy, the Mom to our paw kids, and so much more.

Thanks for asking!
 

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I think I also missed the memo that buying the house was the cheap part. There's always something that needs attention. If there isn't, then something else will break in a catastrophic way.

I'm a handy guy, grew up in construction. I do most of the work on the house myself (and end up repairing the work I do hire out) and I have no idea how anyone could possibly afford to maintain a home if they're not the hands-on type.
 

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I think I also missed the memo that buying the house was the cheap part. There's always something that needs attention. If there isn't, then something else will break in a catastrophic way.

I'm a handy guy, grew up in construction. I do most of the work on the house myself (and end up repairing the work I do hire out) and I have no idea how anyone could possibly afford to maintain a home if they're not the hands-on type.
I have really fantastic dive buddies (who are also my best friends) that are in the trades. I spent a good portion of my working life in the trades too. One guy is an excellent carpenter and the other an excellent plumber. I have another customer who owns a roofing company. I did my roof by myself 25 years ago and it came out nice, but I swore never again. So last time I just called him. His crew had it done in a day and a half, It would have taken me two weeks.
I work on a lot of the stuff around my house. Some of the time I’m too busy so I have them do it. I learned that it pays off to let people do what they do best, and it allows me the time to keep doing what I do best. On some things they have the know how and are faster a better at it and have the trick specialized tools.
 
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