Remember all those big plans I had for my surplus cash, post re-fi? I had all sorts of ideas. New roof! Writer's Shed! A natural gas generator! Then some pistols! But first, I was gonna have a driveway put in. That was definite.
I figured, based on the work a buddy was having done on his and how much he was paying for 3 cars worth, that my out of pocket was going to be around $5,000. If it was $7,500 I'd bite the bullet and just go for it. Then save up more for the next thing on the punch list, always having a significant amount for the next car I'll eventually need to buy.
Well, I got the estimate from the guy.
$22,800. "But it will look SUPER-nice"
If you don't count the new car I bought 11 years ago (never again), I haven't paid $22.8k total for all the cars I've ever owned in my LIFE.
[Update... The contractor may have been thinking on shoehorning into a tiny spot the driveway for 2 vehicles. I only want one. So less retaining walls and whatnot.]
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