When it rains… buy stuff

After setting aside the money for the roof and septic we decided that since it was way too wet today to do what we wanted to do that we were going to spend the day planning and shopping. We purchased all of the large items we need for the rest of the electric to go in, meaning we have 14 325 watt solar panels, an 8000watt inverter, and charge controller on their way. We called around to get price estimates on insulation, we have a couple people coming out tomorrow to give us quotes. Then we went to Lowe’s to price out the rest of the expensive items so we can budget the project better. We started and ended with the windows and doors. The barn doors we were going to build ourselves were on sale for half price, which was cheaper than what we would spent to make them. So we bought those. Then while helping me find the perfect front door the salesman showed me a special order return front door which was EXACTLY what we were looking for. Needless to say we were able to purchase it for about 1/6 the price we had budgeted for a front door. Then the other salesman was talking about another HUGE special order return piece that he didn’t think he was ever going to be able to move. We took a look at it, loved it for the greenhouse, and was able to get it for what we had budgeted for one greenhouse window. yes, there are two identical pieces that we bought. I would say that we had some pretty big wins today. Also Brent and Dylan at the Shelbyville Lowe’s windows and doors department are excellent. We really enjoy working with them. I’m going to be a little sad when we are finished buying windows and doors!

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