Sunday, March 19, 2006


Still here...

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, just off the extra-hours-in-the-day energy bandwagon (for now)

One of the things sapping my wheaties is house-hunting. I have a good agent, though she's, shall we say, eccentric. Maybe you have to be to work in that business. Anyway, she's found me some interesting places that are close in, with decent room inside and for a (relatively--this IS northern Virginia) moderate price. I'll try to get some pictures up soon.

Re-reading my last post has been interesting in light of the fact that I'm a soon-to-be homeowner. Were I undertaking major renovations (I won't be--no time) I'd doubtless take advantage of some "out of town" labor myself, especially with the cost of building materials going through the roof. A city councilman yesterday quoted a cost of $250/square foot to build Alexandria's new high school--and that price was contractually locked in two years ago (!) I'd been thinking more like $100, but even that is enough to make me abandon, for now, the thought of buying a place that needs work I can't do myself.

The general rule of thumb for residental is about $130 per sq ft, actually.

p.s. are there RSS feeds for this blog?
No RSS yet, but I'll set it up when I have a moment. Maybe soon. And thanks for the tip!
Hehe, i had no way of knowing you made that comment (RSS again hehe), but i happened to stumble upon it accidentally in re-visiting your blog to make sure the link is right, as i add it to my own ( :)
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