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So the week continues for the construction of the foundation.
I had to insist on a crawl space access, especially since there were no vents cut out in the forms. So he reluctantly (and almost angrily) left an opening in the form. Months later I realized that his reluctance had made no sense. How was there to be any ventilation if he didn’t have an opening? And how was he going to put in the insulation?
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Previous Post (Part 1): Physically, Mentally, Emotionally Surviving Being Scammed
Yes! He can build my addition so that I would have a bedroom that didn’t require climbing a ladder to get to it.
We discussed the layout of the footprint for the foundation, then measured and measured again at the site of the future addition. I wanted a small walkway between the shop and house cabins, with a small bedroom off of the walkway. No problem, he says. For keeping the air flow (I do not have air conditioning) and having the beautiful outside view from the living area of my cabin, I wanted the exterior wall of the addition to be just before the window so that the window could remain. And in the walkway I wanted a closet for the freezer that was currently located out in the open in the shop. Those were my requirements. Would he give me a quote? No, he never does. He calls them estimates, but always in the past with the small jobs he has done for me, he has been on or close to the estimate. He gave me the estimate and said it still depended on how I wanted the “trim”, what kind of floors, etc. Talking to others, for the size, it was a reasonable estimate. And, most importantly, I had enough in savings, stocks, and credit card limits to easily cover the estimate plus a “just in case” extra amount.
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