Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Skiing on the cheap

I got 10 dollar lift tickets to our favorite mountain tomorrow, Gore Mountain. Which is pretty amazing. Skiing is SO expensive, I wish I didn't love it. Also, a friend is driving us up, so we get to save on gas as well. Winning, all around.

There is a thaw coming on Friday, so I am glad we get to go skiing on Thursday!!

I love skiing, it's exhilarating. I love how my skills have developed in the three years I've been skiing. I went from a frightened bunny slope-r to someone who can ski down a double diamond trail (one of the hardest). I feel full of life when I go skiing!!!

So, I am looking forward to tomorrow :)

In other news, ayiyiyi. We need our whole downstairs painted and redone. My dad didn't change a thing in the house in 30 years and it is COVERED in nicotine. It makes me sad whenever I go downstairs. And it doesn't feel like my home.

But, it is an insanely huge job, as well. Wallpaper, windows, nooks and crannies, radiators, etc, etc. Really crazy. So we are looking into having it done instead of me spending the next 3 months trying to do it myself.

4000 dollars.

Ouch. But reasonable for the work that needs to be done. OUCH. ouch.

We do have some estate money from my dad. This is what it's for, right?


Got to think hard on this one.

Time for an egg and veggie lunch, namaste!


  1. Ouch is right! But worth it I think...that's a lot of work to do yourself and sometimes winds up costing just as much. Have fun skiing!

  2. There are some jobs it's totally worth paying for (to avoid having to do them yourselves; I LOATHE painting) and to make sure they're done well (Josh painted our bedroom and let's just say it definitely shows he is not a professional painter). $4K is a lot, but consider it an investment (esp. if you're thinking of selling any time soon...) and a good use of the money. My parents' house is coated in 45 years of nicotine...they've been dead for nearly 7 years and my brother and I have yet to deal with it.

  3. Ouch that does hurt! Good Luck with that decision.

  4. I think re-doing your house will be a very good & cathartic experience for you. You need to feel like you have your own home. It's a great thing to do with the money!!
    Hope you are well.