Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Cross-border shopping deals

A weekend adventure in Maine for a wedding enabled us to do a little cross-border shopping for house supplies. Mardens offers a number of deals i.e. gigantic, heavy duty tarps go for 1/10th of the price. Amazingly, we may return to Home Depot in Bangor, though it's not normally my destination of choice. To give you an example, selections of ceiling fans were very different and much cheaper. We purchased our bathroom faucets there and got the best deal yet. (Check out the sink faucet pic). These suggestions are only good when the Canadian dollar is high, of course, as it was last weekend.

Now back to reality. We'll be tying up our mortgage papers, filing for the building permit, and working on the lot this week. This part is a bit nerve wracking. As soon as we get the permit, we launch into excavation, temporary electrical service installation, well-drilling, setting up our living quarters, assembling our storage shed, a dog kennel (to keep the puppies safe), and putting in the slab with wiring, plumbing, in-floor radiant etc. all roughed in. Full speed ahead. Hopefully.


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