If you graph the time vs. money and
the time vs. hours
10/1/11: Bought the perfect house
11/1/12: 10k & 200 hours into the perfect house; Floors are done and cutting up the cement for the new bathroom that wasn't actually plumbed like the seller said it was
8/1/13: 30k & 400 hours into the perfect house that only needed new carpet and a coat of paint...
12/1/13: 35k & 500 hours I hope it ends soon
the money just takes off like a linear ramp at about 23K per year and, even worse, the hours are increasing slightly exponentially at about 270 hrs/yr.
There is no sign of leveling off.
Don't get pulled into
There's nothing like other people's problems to make me forget my own.