Hello again! I just thought I’d write a quick note to update you on the Mattress 8 house. We got the bid in from our contractor, Richard Nagle, and Lee really liked it a lot (in other words, it was lower than we had feared it would be). So, we accepted the bid and will get started when he has time on his schedule.
One reason the cost for this renovation will be low is that we aren’t fixing the house up to be a showpiece; we are fixing it up to be a livable rental property For example, we are repairing the roof, not replacing it, we’re not tearing down walls, and we are going to use as much as the “free” material we found in the house.
Here in Texas, we’ve had a lot of mushrooms popping (dare I say, mushrooming?) up in the past few weeks. It’s rained a lot, and we’ve had a lot of thunderstorms, which I’ve read may encourage them to fruit.
At our ranch house, the most common one in the fields is this one, the green-spored parasol mushroom. It’s a big one, and very pretty. Too bad it will make you (or your dog) really sick. If you’d like to learn more about it, check out this post over on my nature blog. You can keep browsing and learn a ton about dog coat genetics, too. Spoiler: another name for this mushroom is the “vomiter.”
So, if these are cropping up in a house you have on the market, you might want to discreetly remove them, so avoid tempting any little kids.
Need us? Give us a call at 512-807-8777. Carol will answer or cal you back if she’s still enjoying her short vacation (after all, they have to have that house READY to show in only 5 days after moving in!)