Friday, June 05, 2009

Blogger remodeling to accommodate new tenant.

To reduce operating costs (general funds), I have elected to remodel my primary residence (capital funds) and then rent the house to a family that could more fruitfully utilize the 2,400 square feet of living space. The house is just way too big for two people that spend most of their time working anyway.

Of course, I would have loved to hire my favorite contractor two years ago, but since I was an employee with the District and met this contractor at that time, I wanted to make sure there wouldn't be anything inappropriate by hiring him. So I waited until now to start this project.

Remodeling a home kicks up a lot of dust and creates a lot of obstacles for a person having to get up at 5:00 AM to catch the train to work. So as to prevent any temptation with rolling up my sleeves after a 12 hour work day, jeopardizing my productivity at work, I have decided that the best path forward would be to leave the house and let the contractor take total control of the premises.

The project involves the relocation of walls, upgrading all plumbing, heating and electrical systems, the installation of an enhanced security system and running Cat5 cabling to all rooms on both floors. There is also a considerable amount of tiling and carpet to install. It is my hope and expectation to have all of the work completed by the end of summer.

Because it is my intention to rent out the house after the project is completed, I have taken up residence elsewhere in my community. That new residence happens to be in Director District 4.

To be very clear, the following points deserve to be mentioned.
1. My wife has never filed a restraining order against me.
2. I have never filed as a candidate for a school board position from a former address.
3. The "modernizing" going on at my former residence will be performed by a real contractor.

Blog: A special word of thanks to Nick Brossoit for doing a little research on this issue.


Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with your remodeling---
Hey, wasn't it just late last June, 2008, that the blog reached 100,000 hits? Looks like by the end of June this year it will be 300,000 hits. Am I right?

Anonymous said...

Did I see the name Mark Zandberg in the Herald yesterday?

Anonymous said...

I saw Mark's name in the Sunday Herald newspaper, as a candidate for an open position for the Edmonds School District Board.
I hope Bloggers who know and trust Mark, will support his campaign in any way possible. WE NEED CHANGE on the Board and I believe Mark is an excellent candidate.
Julie DeNoma