Someone, anyone - please help!!
I'm in hard labor, really hard.. it hurts!! LOL
We really are tackling a whole house restoration, and doing a lot of it ourselves (hiring people is a joke, some are lazy, no shows, others just do sloppy work, and want to put a band-aid on instead of correctly fixing issues.
Anyway, we bought this VERY EXPENSIVE, waterfront property, built in 1937. Hard to find any houses like this, as most are always knocked down, and replaced with key west style homes.
DH didn't really want the house, but because it was on the water (which I didn't want) we comprised. We are four months into the restoration, I see finally see progress, but this week, my "love-hate" relationship with the house has been hate, and I'm a little down as to why we decided to do this! I look out my windows and see these pretty key west (new) homes and our neighbors out playing, while we are working 7 days a week. My wrist is in a brace, and this week, 3 contractors have came to give us estimates on bathroom tiling, and 2 of them come out and say "it would have probably been cheaper to know this house down and build new" and all of them look and say "wow, you have a lot of work to do". Just when I start feeling I could see light at the end of the tunnel, they throw mud in my eyes.. and make me wonder if the light is way further away than I think!
It would have been eaiser to tackle same things at a time, yet, doing all the major restoration at once is nice since we don't have to live in the mess. When we move, all major stuff will be done, and I'll be able to work on doing the doors, and more outside repairs.
I just need support, from people who love old houses! I know they think we are NUTS fixing this old house, and maybe we are? We are spending a lot of $$$ to get it restored and beautiful, but someday we will sell, and now I'm afraid - I'm the only one in FL who likes old houses - boo hoo.
I really needed to vent!