So, at the start of 2008 it seemed that the economy was in not to good a shape and my house value went down 17% and my dreams for a log home were starting to look not so good ... I made the decision that I would put my house up for sale at the end of 2009 and hope for the best. I would dip into my retirement fund (I'm over 65) to cover any construction short fall.
Well, as we all know, things have gone from bad to worse and it now seems that my house is worth about 20% less than when I started and my retirement savings have dropped so low that I refuse to look at my statements any longer.
But have I given up? Not by a long shot. I my be stupid (don't confirm) but I'm putting a lot of my hopes and dreams into the hands of the new administration. If the new people in Washington screw up I'll just have to take the gas pipe (even though my house is totally electric).
Hopes and dreams are our best friends ... I refuse to give up.