Tonight we had a couple of fellas come over to give us a quote on coating our house with some fancy Coolwall stuff. The whole shebang would include fixing all of the dry rot, cracks, and every imaginable problem with the house's exterior, sealing it, coating it with some kind of superpaint that reflects heat, and pretty much making our house invincible (against water, anyway). It lasts way longer than paint and has a lifetime warranty. I would have loved to have it done; they said they could schedule us in four days and have it done a week after that. The only catch? It would have cost FOURTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. Sigh.
I guess it's time to roll up our sleeves, get to work, and prioritize what we will contract out!
In other news, I spent all of 15 minutes over the course of the day putting two coats of chalkboard paint on our board. I also ate too many chocolate chip cookies (John has been making them almost every Sunday--so good, and so bad!) and spent a while hanging upside-down from my couch trying to get the baby to flip, then spent too much time on the internet. I think it's time to go to sleep and and then get a new day started!