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The Garage

Posted: October 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

I’m so used to doing my own construction/work, but I started the process of getting a garage built earlier this year. Luckily I have a father who is an architect, and after a few months we pulled together a set of plans that really excited me.

Of course, then getting the garage built is problematic. The first quote I got was for $97k. A bit of sticker shock.

So regroup and rethink. I spent months trying to figure out what I was going to do. Somewhat interestingly it all circles back around. I started getting quotes for foundation and builders, then I ran into a builder that said he could take care of it all, and for about 1/2 of the $97k.

Of course this stuff is never straightforward. I’ve visited town hall a dozen times in the last 6 months (and I’m sure I have many more trips ahead of me). I know it will all be worth it when it’s done… but for now I’m stressed.

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A new home

Posted: February 12, 2013 in Uncategorized

As you may notice, I’ve decided to move driestone.net to wordpress.com. I’ve been neglecting the site for a while now, and I noticed that it had been hacked. I don’t have the time or energy fight shit like that.

I’ve moved all my personal projects and such to jon-sweet.com.