Sorry for silence. I was thoroughly enjoying my first days off in 18 days. Given that I went through this in late March/early April too, I’m really hoping the other gal is done with vacations for a bit.

I got a second opinion on the home improvement. This guy was concerned by the fact that we have an over/under unit, meaning the supply is stacked on top of the return. He doesn’t think it’s as efficient as a side-by-side and that sealing the current unit wouldn’t get us as good of results. So Monday I called the original home auditor who assured me that it’s really not worth it.

I’m not really sure what to think. If any of you know anything about this, feel free to chime in. Otherwise, I guess I’m going with the guy who is pitching the least amount of work. Though I still want to see how much Home Depot would charge for blown-in insulation.

Otherwise, not much to report. I was so anxious about yearly taxes, I almost forgot that quarterlies are also due on April 15th. So I’ll be writing some checks today, apparently. I feel so sorry for postal workers. Which reminds me, I’m dropping those envelopes into the mailbox and totally avoiding the actual office. Eesh.

The good news is that the actual home repairs came in under $1,250. We were expecting around $1,600 (because apparently I can’t read an estimate), so that’s nice. The appraiser came back on Friday, and we’re hoping that we can actually finish this refinance before our rate expires on the 28th.

Alas, that’s all the news that’s fit to print. Hopefully, I’ll have an actual post up later this week. But for now, I’m going back to enjoying time off. I missed my evenings during all that overtime.


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