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Sunday, 12 July 2009

How much? Now is NOT a good time! And prayers for mum

How much?
When we bought our house (unfortunately at the peak of house prices - right before the credit crunch) we knew it needed alot of work doing on it. All of the expensive stuff too like new windows, new soffits, gutters and fascias as well as a replacement conservatory. It all needed doing within 5 years or so and now we've been here 2 years we thought maybe we should start getting some quotes in so that we know how much money we have to save up for the work. So anyway we got the fascia guy in. Guess how much he wanted to replace this single piece of wood with a piece of plastic?Just for clarification - it is just that one pice pictured above. Well he wanted over £1,000 ($1,500) for it. facia guy please!

Now is NOT a good time
And while were talking about expense my laptop seems to be dying and I'm rather worried about it. With Andy losing his job in April/May now would NOT be a good time for my laptop to quit on me! So please say a prayer for my laptop :) I just need it to last until Andy gets a job.

Prayers for mum
mum - taken November 2008

Talking of prayers, please could you prayer for my mum's health to improve. She was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago and she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure this week. It turns out that her diabetes drugs have this side effect and so she's been taken off it. She might now need insulin as none of the other drugs have worked for her. She's fine about the insulin thing but we need her heart function to improve. So please if you can pray for improved heart health....I'd really appreciate it.

Well I'd better go put my walking boots on.....time for church soon LOL.


Deb said...

Love your precious many things to have to deal with!!! I certainly hope your laptop doesn't fizzle and fry. I have no clue what I'd do without my 'puter, especially since I'm doing a bit of work for a lady at church!!! I certainly will keep your Mum in my prayers. My Dad had congestive heart failure which stemmed from emphysema.

Free Blog Makeovers by Adori Graphics said...

Thanks Deb - there's always something isn't there. As much as I try to say....ok God its all in your hands....I'm only human and I do worry.

Michelle Slomp said...

I don't know how "handy" your husband is, but my husband redid our facia on our double garage last summer. May not be perfect but only cost the price of the wood. By the way, my husband is an IT Database Administrator, however, he did grow up on a farm. May be something to look into.

Free Blog Makeovers (Adori Graphics) said...

Hmmmmm....unfortunately Andy is not very handy LOL. I think the first guy was ripping us off with the scaffolding costs as we'd need scaffolding to enable the builder to reach the roofline above the conservatory. I think we will find a cheaper quote - its just a case now of when can we be bothered to invite somebody else round to quote. We get loads of guys coming to us to offer quotes but some of them are known for shoddy work so its a bit risky.

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