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making adult decisions ...

want an update on the house? well she's coming along.
proof, you say? today she looks like this:

woo hoo! beautiful! right!?!

though i say that sarcastically, i'm actually THRILLED about that 100ft hose & black tarp parading through our foyer and living room. today we're having insulation blown into the attic! did you know that 37% of your energy loss is through your roof!?! (nerdy homeowner talk!) we knew that our sweet home like many in east nashville didn't have sufficient insulation when we moved in, and that it was a big priority! we're going from zilch insulation to about r-44 (between r-38 and r-49 are recommended for our climate zone). then next week we're insulating the basement as well. 3 cheers for efficient heating and cooling!

instead of running out to buy furniture + art for the house like i really really really really really want to do, we're spending some big bucks on maintenance. along w/ the insulation, we're having debris removed from the basement & vapo put down to seal it from moisture. we're also getting a termite contract to protect from future infestation (it's only a matter of time in this area). next we'll research gutters AND then ... THEN if nothing else crazy comes up (which i know it's bound to in a 100 year old home!), we'll start investing in the fun stuff.

(this pic is basically a before/after --- the foreground shows what little insulation there was before!)

i'm highly aware that this isn't the stuff you blog home about!
but i'm doing it anyway! family work day - part 2 starts bright and early tomorrow.

what's the best investment you've made on your home?


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