My Minimal Hoarding Life - Day Two
August 28, 2016
I decided to go to work today after Church because its was not going to rain and I could get the help I needed, Tony drove his truck and would supervise the roof repair since he is feeling much better and I do not like climbing a ladder.
Last night I figured up about how many 1 x 6 x 12`s that was needed but I did not know the price of these, a roll of felt roofing, two pounds of 8 penny nails, two pounds of 16 penny nails and one pound of 20 penny nails. One heavy duty facial mask for the inside work.
Me and Tony went to Lowe`s home improvement store and when I seen the cost of one piece of lumber my heart sank to the floor, it was $8.48. I only had $75 on me today. I already have the felt roofing and the nails and mask and that was $30 without tax.
Tony seen this stack of lumber that had something wrong with it and he told me to wait right there he would be right back. I did. He came back with one of the employees and he said " sure I will see how much." Tony told me that sometimes they will sell the bad stuff cheap and then I remember once before and all they wanted to reduce it was half price so I told him not to get his hopes up.
The employee came back with another man and he counted it up and said " How about $20?" Tony said " okay" and we headed to check out. Tony seen three 2 x 4 x 8`s and had chunks out on the side and he said " how much for those?" The man said " Ah, I will throw those in." At this moment I am holding back cause I want to run and hug and kiss this man and thank him for selling all this for that cheap!
I had to do 2 Transactions and that was fine by me, the first was $35. The employee told the cashier to ring up every piece of lumber and he would fix it afterwards. It all rang up to $168!! He came over and scanned his card, did the over ride and scrolled down to cull and just like that it was $20 plus tax , $22.00
I was beyond happy! My prayers were answered. For months I have prayed for God to send me help and the materials to fix this roof so it would not ruin the house, $203 worth of material for $57! Thank you God!
I got the material at the house, the help had cut out a bad spot in the roof, Tony supervising, I tossed the lumber up on the front porch roof and handed them the nails, they got to work.
I worked inside cleaning. I used the mask because of asthma and the dust, plus I took down some of the ceiling that had water spots and it had leaked there, that was a mess.
I did get rid of more junk but for the most part I cleaned the living room and I moved all the furniture into the bedroom, except one chair and a small table and lamp.
Next I am wiping down the walls.
That was my Sunday, how was yours?
By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry