Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Frugal deeds for the day: Made a small deposit to try to get the savings account to where I had set a goal and of course I got a nice cup of coffee from the credit union. I may have been a bit too aggressive - but I have a couple more months to catch up. I received my order from Lowes - 2 black-out drapes for the condo. I also received "The New Three-Legged Stool" that I won from a giveaway at http://www.myretirementblog.com/ . The good news is: this year, maintenance-wise, we have very little to do - other than hang some drapes and pictures (our choice) and replenish some inventory. However, it was suggested that we replace our cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom - not because there is anything wrong with them - but because they are "outdated". So, we got our third quote in. The first quote was $2,900 to replace the doors and hardware. The second quote was $3-7K for veneer to be placed on the existing cabinets with new hardware. And the third quote - $1,800 to replace the doors and hardware! So, we will be going with the third quote since this contractor actually went to the condo to prepare his quote - and he was recommended by a reputable counter store. So, it took several weeks - but, that's at least and $1,100 saving!