Wednesday, November 04, 2009

updates about our house

I have not posted any updates about progress we have made on finishing our house lately. Mainly being because there have not been any. Financial stuff and all that. I don't think I ever posted about The Hermit being laid off in April. I saw it as a silver lining thing. After he accepted the job, things changed with the organization, and the job he was hired for was not the one he was expected to do under new management, which caused a great deal of stress. If he would have quit on his own, he would not be collecting the unemployment benefits, which last I heard are expected to be extended another 20 weeks.

So we are getting along with the unfinished way things are, grateful to have a roof over our heads with no mortgage. It will all happen eventually, and really I think we are so fortunate to be living where we are.

But the cabin is what I need to talk about. I never imagined that, after we moved out, it would become a MAN CAVE! Duck decoys everywhere, two bird dogs sleeping in kennels, and Major League Baseball channel on 24 hours a day. Sigh.

6 comments:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

MAN CAVE??!!??

I thought it was going to be a birders bed and breakfast!!

Madcap said...

Man Cave - I love that! You've got a cabin-sized Man Cave; mine's a flippin' auction mart Man Cave!

Really, that made me laugh!

Too bad about the job, though it sounds like the end went better than it could have done. And great about the no-mortgage situation. We'll just have to wait patiently on seeing the updates.

MojoMan said...

It takes a special kind of discipline to work on a house after losing a job, but what better time? I'm just saying...

Floridacracker said...

I want a man cave!!! (stamps feet)

RuthieJ said...

Oh Deb, I'm sorry to hear about The Hermit's job layoff. I was only laid off for a few weeks, but it was pretty awful. I hope he finds something soon!

edifice rex said...

Similar thing happened to me but I was glad for the layoff. I know that sounds crazy and I try not to say that too loudly.
I tried to get some time off over the past two years, to work on my house, and just couldn't. Finally got laid off in Sept and have really been enjoying time finishing much needed things on the house. Only thing, you either got the time and no money, or the money and no time! And yes, not having a mortgage helps greatly!