Friday, November 7, 2003
Tap... tap... tap...
Ray's clothes are hanging in the new walk-in closet that used to be the attic. He's thrilled. The walls in the storage room are down and the new walls and doorway have been framed out. We put in a new fixture so that we'll have plenty of light in the new laundry room when it's finished. The Township rejected our plans for the new front porch even though it was the same size and in the same place as the old one. It was even included in the old house survey that we have. But the survey company didn't include the ground that the township owns on our drawing, so it looks like the house is closer to the street than it really is. There is a rule here that there must be a minimum of 36 feet between the street and the house or any part there of. Well... there is... but it's not on the drawing. The only thing that we can do is have a new survey made. All the work outside will be on hold until we re-submit it and hope that it's approved. So that we can build the new front porch. So that the stone layer can put in the steps and finish the walls. So that the landscaper can plant the rest of the trees and shrubs. And to think that it will cost us $150 more to get approval to re-build the same exact thing that we already had. Which, of course, will lead to the re-assessment of our house causing an increase in our property taxes. Sometimes it seems like we'll be paying for this project for the rest of our lives. Even longer. If we keeled over and died... the kids would have to pay an inheritance tax.
Posted by onmiownnow2 at Friday, November 07, 2003