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Odessa, Missouri (40 miles east of Kansas City, MO, United States
Member Since Oct 2010
I'm 52 years old and married to my second husband, Mark. When we married we decided to live in my home. The house was built in 1984 and had absolutely NO upkeep done on it whatsoever. We married in 2000. Since then we have re-roofed the house, had vinyl siding installed, new doors, new windows, gutters, shutters, soffits and facia replaced. Due to major construction behind our home we had to have our foundation repaired. Repairing the foundation took all the money we had saved up to rennovate the inside the house, $20,000.00 would have done the majority of everything. Of course, when the foundation was repaired we had to remove all the insulation,vapor barrier and sheetrock from our semi-finished basement. Mark, my husband is on disability,(he has 2 terminal illnesses and has had several strokes and also has chronic pancreatitis) and I work at a convenience store 40 hours a week and half of my paycheck goes to insurance---talk about a "fixed income". We have 5 children--all grown 2 boys are in the army, 1 boy in night college and works during the day, daughter is married and works at a doctors office and the youngest son is a
student in the 11th grade. I would love to work on the house, but Mark is unable to help due to his health. Maybe, (PLEASE) we would be fortunate enough to be chosen for America to remodel our kitchn/living room. Since I'm not technologically inclined I will attempt to take a picture and post it online so you can see what a fix we are in. Cabinets are falling apart and the vinyl flooring is torn and stained and on top of that the vent hood over the stove caught fire. Wow, but we try to keep smiling and usually we make it. Smiling is so much better than crying. : ) bless you all Melissa in Odessa
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