Our house is getting very close to finished with what we have included in our mortgage(FHA 203K). That is a great thing! I'm ready to live in a house without dust, strange men coming in and out(sounds bad intentionally), and things that are half done. This is not to say the house is done. Like any house you want to do so many things. For example we had the contractor create a couple closets, but in reality it's just a door with an entrance, more work to be done, more money to be spent. But like many people we can deal with what we have. A fan where a light should be, closets with just a pole to hang clothes, slowly we can take care of this and the key is do little by little and keep it in just our unit.
So we have decided for the most part(no big projects expected) we are done with spending money, honestly I'm sick of it. So until we get some rental income in our pockets we will be making good with what we have, which is a lot, we have been blessed. The only money we will spend is to create income. We will take whatever rental income we receive and use the money to fix up our "Garden Apartment" aka the basement. I knew coming in this was going to be a process, it's been 2 months and I feel like we are on the right track.
So let's not spend money this Labor Day weekend, let's clean up and fix up what we have and be thankful for what we have.