i just got the materials list for the addition to my house. $11,000. that is a lot more than i expected, and basically forces me to do what i have already been considering, which is to put off construction for at least 6 months, and maybe a year. between paying for plans, enclosing the carport, helping nicole move, repairs on my truck, and not working for two+ months, i have depleted my original resources too much to be able to finish the project now. i need to do it all at once as it involves demolition of my arizona room. the tower job i thought i had, which would have paid for a good chunk of it, has fallen through as well. anyway, i'll be going back to work and trying to save enough to get it done before my permit runs out. in other news, nicole's departure is starting to hit me pretty hard.