Yes, I got my purple carrots. No, I cannot plant them until… (checking my spreadsheet)… late April. And they won’t be ready to harvest until… early July at the soonest. I’m guessing our last frost will be just before Memorial Day, so I’m planning to do a bunch of garden stuff that long weekend. Now…
Oh. My. God.
Do you know how pricey good windows are? Holy crap. Pella guy left a few minutes ago (after the 3.5yo tried to convince him to play legos with him). Um, each window will be a minimum of $1000. If we don’t get the room darkening blinds in the glass (to the tune of $1700). They have a cheaper version with their own fun fiberglass, but we want wood casements. So. To redo all the windows and patio door in the house? Easily $20,000, probably double with wood casements and blinds. If dh installs it all himself.
Damn. We’re screwed. Unless we win the lottery or a rich relative we don’t know about dies and gives us money. I suppose they wouldn’t have to die, but I don’t see anyone willingly giving up that kind of cash while they’re still using it.
So, in summary.
I’m never getting a practical, remodeled kitchen. We just can’t afford it.
I get to pop Sudafed for the rest of the time we live in this house because of a) the mold on the windows because they’re horrible windows, b) because of the damn shag carpeting, and c) because of the baseboards and furnace heating (which we never use, but still, I’m allergic to them).
A root cellar? Hah. It’ll be fun to dream I suppose.
Argh. I’m going to go be pissed off at the world and eat my version of Bernie’s Baked Beans.