Your mom died a year ago so it looks like you got a inheritence. Must be nice to inherit money and dump it all on a remodel.
Um, what? Or rather, WTF?
|Yeah, I'm a bit ticked off|
We've talked about doing this since we bought the damned house. This was the 2nd house we looked at, and we walked out initially because of the kitchen; when we came back to look again, we decided the rest of the house was all right--not perfect but all right--and that eventually we would remodel the kitchen to make it more useable.
So why now?
Because the frakking thing was falling apart.
Because we were tired of not having storage and having too much crap on the counters.
Because whoever lived here before never cleaned the floors, so they always looked gross.
Because we damn well wanted to.
Really...I'm not sure why it matters to anyone else how we're paying for something we promised ourselves five and a half years ago that we would do and what we started saving for. I'm not sure why anyone would assume we didn't have money of our own to do it. But the thing is, if one person had the balls to say it, other people were thinking it.
Why the hell does it matter? To anyone?
Even if we were paying for this with an inheritance (oh hey, I can spell!) I'm not sure it would be "wrong." My parents worked long and hard for their money, and if they thought they could help us with something that will not only make our lives easier but add equity--actual value--to our house, they would be thrilled.
We farking saved a lot of money over the years to do this kitchen, but that doesn't matter one bit, because it doesn't matter how it was paid for. What matters is that we had and have parents that have always been so generous of heart and spirit that if we did use an inheritance on it, they would have been happy for us.
I know what my dad would say right now.
Mind your own goddamned business.
My dad was almost always right, too.