Monday Teeny Poll

38% of you are equally split between loving where you live and hating where you live, which I find interesting.  I think I would love where I live more if we were closer to my husband’s job.  As it stands, he has an hour commute and the price of gasoline is eating us alive.

I asked last week’s question because very soon I will embark on a whole-house remodel of a place we should have moved into months and months ago, but have been prevented by various circumstances not under my control.  A place that is ten minutes away from where my husband works.

2 Responses to “Monday Teeny Poll”

  1. Seana October 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    I fall somewhere between huge nightmare and headache. My husband did almost all of our remodel in his “spare” time. I hardly ever saw him even though we slept in the same bed and he was home on weekends for two years. He was driven to be DONE which is a remarkable feat in itself. The dust/dirt/everpresent tools on the floor were the biggest issue for me, but if you are living elsewhere then that shouldn’t bother you at all. Depending on how much of the remodel you handle yourselves, it could be fairly painless. If you have contractors doing most of the work, then it may be much harder to deal with. They often start a project (to get it on the books) and then leave for weeks at a time to “just finish up” another project that they are really in the middle of doing. If you have the time and energy to let them do their work at their pace, then this should be a breeze for you!

    • Melissa October 9, 2012 at 10:08 am #

      Yes to all of what Seana said. I have never lived in a finished house, my parents were serial remodelers working in their spare time with spare money (and always short on both). The most recent one my husband and I bought off my parents when they divorced (which may or may not be related to all the remodeling?) and we intended to finish what was left of the remodel. It’s been two and a half years since we moved in, and we are in the same pattern they were in all those years: with limited time and money, it’s just not getting done. The best plan is to hire contractors to get it done (more) quickly, but that may not be an option. Even with plenty of time and money, you need to have the motivation to finish, and motivation tends to diminish exponentially the closer to “done” things get.