I had new gutters and down spouts put on the house. Got a fantastic deal. Guy two doors down from me does seamless gutters for a living. He is somewhat retired, as in he now has young people doing the work while he schedules and supervises. I was very impressed with his workers. They were young, but worked very hard and steady. Not a whole lot of millennials out there that are dedicated. It looks fantastic. He only installs 6 inch gutters. Old ones were beyond wore out. Splitting at the seams and had many wounds from branches falling on them over the years. He installed gutter guards as well. All the mature trees drop leaves and seeds faster than I can clear them.
I also hit the bank this morning and secured funds for building the garage. Hope to get ahold of the builder and have him come out and inspect site and advise as to which size the city will allow. I have a few plans and quotes, but have to make sure they will be permitted. A lot of big ticket items hit this year. The furnace finally died at the end of summer. The blower assembly was unsalvageable. The AC unit was eighteen years old. The furnace, out of the 1980s. They earned their keep many years ago. I had a high efficiency furnace and AC installed. Highly doubt they will give decades of service like their predecessors did, but, had to buy new. Did the water heater a while ago, so, as far as utility room, all is new. Did new windows when I moved in and redid the kitchen. Now, I am ripping the stapled ceiling out of the bar downstairs so I can install the drop ceiling and gain access to electrical wiring. I have brand new LED light panels to drop in when I get the grid up. Should brighten it up really good.