A quick checkin by CoolJ, CFO of Lez Renovate on our bathroom renovation budget and expenses to date.
Total expenses to date (excluding treats/beer): $1274.82
My estimation of required labour for entire project: 30 lesbian days
(no you smart arse, they are the same length as a regular day, they just include more cuddling and sharing. And there are 2 of us, so 15 days x 2 lesbians working etc)
Revenue: $100 (thanks family for the gift cards!)
2 scratch lottery tickets that each won another chance to play
|Who's that little friend peeking up at me?|
# of days since project kickoff: 6
Total # of lesbian-hours spent to date by LL/CoolJ (excluding trips to the lumberyard & for treats. Includes time spent arguing while not driving to or from lumberyard): 48 hours (approx)
# of hours of professional tradesperson's expert work: 6
# of dyke-days late for or missing work: 5
# of times peeing somewhere somewhat inappropriate because it was more convenient: 2 (coolj only)
# of showers at public facilities: 5
# of trips to lumberyard or equivalent: 5
# of days with no workable shower in our suite: 6
# of days with no workable toilet in our suite: 6
Estimated date of toilet installation: June 27 (10 days after project kickoff)
Time spent with LL lez renovating = priceless
All in all, I think things are going well, as you can see
What do you think? We'll post more pics & videos shortly. I forget when LL said she would post the next video.
I have to take a moment to give props to mint.com for the cool web-based financial tracking that can track all our bank & credit card transactions. I've been afflicted lately with symptoms of the Visa Flu, which includes chills and anxiety about mounting renovation costs. As I'm a software usability/interaction designer by day, I have to say that Mint (made by the kind people at Intuit who make my income tax filing so simple) is very helpful in figuring out just where all that money is going. I can even take the financial report on the road (to the plumbing supply shop) to track expenditures as the money is spent
Any other good renovation budget tracking tips? Have any of you handy women adapted your Wedding Planning Spreadsheets to track DIY renovation?