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Frustrated, got an estimate for doing the electrical in our home, 5,000. There went a one week vacation with the kids in Florida this year. I know it sounds petty. I was getting back 5,750. in EIC this year. With the cancer I wanted to just go have some fun with the kids.
The house is a long story, my ex's great Aunt bought this house for us when we were married as a gift, it was suppose to be our wedding gift when we were first married over 20 yrs ago. However we waited and moved back and forth between Kentucky and Florida as I am from Fl and he is from Ky. Once we settled down and bought a house two years before we divorced she paid it off for us.
The house is old and was built in the 1920's. The first thing we did was have a new roof put on, then the septic lateral lines had to be replaced. Now the next big thing is the electrical, nothing is grounded or up to code. If the house were to have a fire then the insurance company would not pay and my kids would not have a house. I know the adult and smart thing is to get this done and not have to go in debt doing it. My kids will always have a house to live in no matter what happens.
The pissed off; I have cancer part of me wants to take the money and say screw it. I only have a few more years if that with my kids, do I want them to remember the electrical or having fun running around on the beach in Florida and spending time with and old friend and her family.
I will do the responsible thing. God knows I really have no room to complain, there are people out there who have no house to live in and worry about where the next meal is going to come from. I am bitching about putting new electrical wiring in a house I own outright.
Maybe next tax year I can take the kids to Florida. This is the last big thing that needed to be done on the house, just cosmetic stuff from here on out, painting inside and things like that. Which will have to be done since they are cutting the sheet rock in ever room up three feet so they can run the wiring. Should be an adventure to find out what is behind the walls. Since the house is so old there is no telling what we will find behind the walls, lol.
Well it is only 4 in the morning and I am already bitching. Here is hoping we all have a great day.