We're getting bids in from contractors. And, a couple of them are much higher than our original uneducated guesses. But, they do seem to be in line with the going rates for the type of work so we think they're correct.
Perhaps our experience with the home we bought doesn't correlate well to commercial work. And maybe that's the issue. Most of our guesses have been pretty damn close to the actual figures we're getting from contractors. But the couple that have been off -- there's only been two so far -- have been way off.
Although the budget noose may be getting tighter and tighter and the margin of error may be shrinking (at least we still have one), I think we'll be just fine.
BONUS: Stock tip for today: Buy stock in Top Raman. It's going to go to the moon!