People keep asking me how the renovations are going. They’re pretty much stalled because of this stupid floor. It’s taking me forever to strip it. But today I put in several hours. The photo gives you some idea of what a disgusting job it is, but you don’t get how bad it smells!
My sister is working on the plans for the double-decker porch on the back of the house; we have a contractor lined up. Big question is, what’s involved in getting approval from the city? I haven’t gone through the permit process in this city before. Since my house is a landmark, they may get all snitty on me.
An even bigger question: How much will it cost? I am bracing myself. If we can swing it, it’s going to finish off this year’s renovation budget, for sure. No more big-ticket items until I sell a whole bunch of books!