Tuesday, April 29, 2008
*choke* *sputter* How much?
We got an estimate for painting one side of our house. Yes, one side. We think that the previous owners only painted one side of the house at a time and I didn't really get that...until now. The very nice people who came to give us our estimate guesstimated around $5,000. Are you choking at that? Well, I did. Maybe I'm just being overly naive about this - but I had absolutely no idea painting a house cost that much. Of course, this would also entail scraping off the peeling paint and sanding and removing all the old paint, priming, and then two coats of paint but, still...$5,000?!?! Thom and I had considered doing this ourselves until the snow melted and we could get over to that side of the house and we looked up and thought, "Hmm. Yeah. No." It's kind of high up there and I'm kind of afraid. We'll get another couple estimates, I guess. But, still, really?