The insulation is all done and paid for. Hooray!
Aaaand then we noticed bits of sunlight coming through our front door. Sonuva…
We think that maybe wood glue just finally gave out in a couple of places. Whatever the reason, we need a new entry door stat. I called Home Depot to see whether installation can be paid for with gift cards. And it can. But they charge $295.
That seems high to me, even for an entry door. According to a couple of you on Facebook, Lowe’s charges around $99. (Maybe it’s higher for an entry door, who knows?) I have a contractor coming out for a quote tomorrow, and apparently I’ll be calling Lowe’s for a quote. Especially because at least one reader says she has had a bad experience with Home Depot for her own recent door purchase.
The good news is that we’re signing papers for the refi tonight. You know, the one I started about three months ago? Because I’m an S-corp they requested a bunch of forms. My printer was acting up, so it was difficult to get signed stuff to them. And when we did go to fax, the branch’s fax machine had legibility issues on two different occasions.
But it’s done. Or will be tonight. We’ll be paying $120 less. (Technically, only $60 less than what we’ve been paying lately. But that’s only because escrow was miscalculated, and the bank was about to hit us with a sizable catch-up bill.) In more positive news, we won’t be paying any PMI anymore. Which means that $78.18 of our payment will now go to principal.
That’ll nicely speed up the repayment process. But I’ve decided to just pay $650-700 on the mortgage (about $120-170 extra) so that we can focus more on retirement savings. And yes, I know that’s a complete reversal of my previous sentiments on the subject. I asked Liz Weston for her professional opinion, giving her all of my reasoning, and she still urged me to put more emphasis on retirement.
Otherwise, not much to report. I made an appointment with my therapist, who I haven’t seen in awhile, to deal with all of the emotional crap I’ve been dealing with. Problem is that he’s booked right up until July 14th. They have me on a cancellation list, so hopefully I’ll be squeezed in sooner than that.
In the meantime, it’s been suggested that I try a grief support group. I’m willing to try it, but it’s held at a hospice. I’m a little hesitant to equate the grief of miscarriages with losing a loved one you’ve known for years. Still, some of the groups attract people in all types of situations; so I’ll go at least once to see what it’s like.
Have any of you had to replace a door? What, if anything, did you pay for installation? Also, has anyone tried a grief group? If so, is it mainly people grieving the dead?