Although I've spent much of the summer at the lake, there is not much new to report. Work on the bathroom slowed to a crawl because of my health issues, although we have got the supply plumbing all in now.
It was something like 20+ joints I sweated and NOT ONE leaked. I was so proud, as that's a first for me. Now we're thinking we want to put a tub faucet in the shower, and we actually have an extra one. It would give us a place to fill buckets for cleaning the floor, etc. rather than having to cart them from the utility area downstairs. So, more joints to undo and re-do. Oh, and we removed another wall, to make it easier to get the shower in and out.
Turned out to be a very good thing as we found a short on a wire to the baseboard heater repaired with electrical tape inside the wall. The more we find, the scarier it gets.
I found out the folks that make the flotation base for the dock that we want, Quaibec, are still in business, and their prices are still quite reasonable, so we will likely pick one up this fall. The cedar that used to be the bathroom walls upstairs will become the dock.
I bought a used Honda scooter from a friend. A 2007, bright blue, 379 km. Barely broken in. Excellent price. Was I ever awkward the first time I drove it, but I'm getting the hang of it now. Way cheaper on gas than the SUV for little errands around town.
Four houses sold on our side of the street in the city this summer, and two more around the corner. Prices ranged from $260,000 to $296,000. We should have no problem getting $280K - $285K seven months from now. And we renewed the mortgage for a good rate, for one year, putting us in a better position for selling. We kept the payments the same, putting the extra onto the principal. We were under $200K when we renewed so that's a nice chunk of change in our pockets when we sell. More than enough to cover the exterior renos we have planned, and the equipment acquisitions necessary.
Thanksgiving is almost here. After that, it's the big push to get the city house ready for sale. Germany in December, and we list when we get back, assuming my health issues are on track. If they aren't, the year off gets delayed and that would be a real downer.
Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock.