Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I'm BAAAAAAAAACK!

Well well well....that was a LONG break I took! Sorry about that everyone (if there is anyone still out there!) So much has happened since April. We moved out of our house and have rented it out. We then were just weeks away from breaking ground (I was burried in bids and subcontractors) on our custom home when the hubby and I found a house in our dream neighborhood for hundreds of thousands of dollars less than others listed and sold in the same neighborhood. So, we jumped on it! We've been remodeling and boy oh boy am I SO glad we didn't build the custom! What a chore it's been. I'll post some before/after photos as soon as I get them on my computer. I've just got the high speed internet hooked up and still getting settled in the house.

So, here is something I found from a new neighbor. It's called Angie's List and it's oh-so-fabulous if you need to hire someone. Basically, you can look up anything you need from childcare to drywallers and read what others have said about them. I just called 3 listed there. I need frameless shower doors to complete my downstairs bathroom remodel.

There is a small fee $1.30 a month or $10 a year as well as longer terms, BUT I found a coupon code. The service fee of $5 comes with all the packages. I signed up for a year (since I have a lot of remodeling to do) and used the code 'saveten' and only had to pay the $5 set up fee! SCORE!

I'll be back very soon with more goodies. I haven't even checked my email from Pennies In My Pocket....kind of scared to because I usually got 50-100 emails a day! So, be patient, please. :-)

Ahhhh it's so good to be back!

13 comments:

Hooked on Houses said...

Yay! So glad you're back, Melody. I'd been wondering if you were still building the house or what, so I'm excited to get an update. Sounds like things took a pretty interesting turn since I heard from you! You know I'm dying to see the before and afters when you get them up.

Oh, we just joined Angie's list this summer, too, and have been using it for quite a few projects around the house. It's been great!

Welcome back!! -Julia :-)

Ramona said...

Melody ~ I just meandered over here from Hooked on Houses...what a wonderful blog. Glad your back, glad I found your blog. I will visit often for sure!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Mari said...

Hi Melody! I am so happy to hear from you. I'm glad you are okay and have just been busy. We've been remodeling too - just a kitchen, so I have an idea what your house remodel is like. Can't wait to see the pictures!

Revka said...

Oh, I'm sooo happy you're back and that you are all okay! Though I certainly understand now why you disappeared. :)

Huse Blog is it Anyway? said...

YAY!!! Glad you're back!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Welcome back, Melody! :)

Are You Serious! said...

♥ HTat does sound so much better! Yay for a smaller remodle and in your dream neighborhood! Congrats on the new home! :)

Rhonda said...

Welcome back. Sheesh... I thought you had crawled under a rock and found new life there.

I will put you back up in the sidebar.

Glad you were gone for all the best of reasons. Congrats on the new home.

deidrelee said...

Hey was wondering where you were glad to see that you are ok just busy.

Jackie said...

Welcome back! I, too, took a break, and have seen the huge decline in my readership.

Sue Cramer said...

So glad you are back and congrats on the house!!!
Sue

Amy said...

You were missed, my friend! I am so happy to have you back and can't wait to see all the deals you come up with!! ((Hugs))

jules said...

SO glad you're back!!!