Money Pit

The idea made sense.

I love renovations, I love drywall dust and ram board. I walk the site looking for changes big and small, seeking small tweaks that will make things more beautiful, more livable. I love having a site. I love using the word site.

You know what I don’t love?

Hail damage, mold and radon. Missing hot water heaters and broken furnaces. Most of all I don’t like leaving the new egress window and flooding the bathroom. Not because it caused the most damage, but because it was 100% my fault.


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Anna Palmer

Anna Rosenblum Palmer is a freelance writer based in Denver, CO. She writes about sex, parenting, cat pee, bi-polar disorder and the NFL; all things inextricably intertwined with her mental health. In her free time she teaches her boys creative swear words, seeks the last missing puzzle piece and thinks deeply about how she is not exercising. Her writing can be found on Babble,, Great Moments in Parenting, Ravishly, Good Men Project, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Playpen, Crazy Good Parent, and YourTango. She also does a fair amount of navel gazing on her own blog at

2 thoughts on “Money Pit”

  1. When we were remodeling our house, I used to get physically sick when we’d find something else wrong. We bought the house, thinking it had “good bones” and potential – but every time we opened her up, we found something that needed to be fixed. The company who built the house was obviously not good – cheap materials and dangerous shortcuts. Now you have me curious about the flooded bathroom story!

    1. It’s a little like health problems. When we are young and naive we expect our bodies to just do their job without complaint. Before we open the walls to the house we expect it to simply shelter us. Instead they both end up like wreckage eventually. Or something more upbeat 🙂

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