Anne and I are looking at this condo, but it is not really in a shape which is going to make it easy to move in to right at the moment. In fact we have to think about how much it is going to cost us to have the roof replacement in NYC. It is going to take some math that tells us this makes sense before we can move in to the place, but the initial cost of the place is not that bad in fact. The problem is that you might start burning through a pile of money and never get to the end of the job. It is like that expression a money pit, a hole where you put all your money and the only thing that happens is that the hole gets deeper and swallows up more and more money. It is not going to take you any place if you do not go in to the thing looking at it with two clear eyes.
It is going to be a long time before we know what this is going to cost at the final analysis. It is not like getting a quote is is going to be the end of it. In fact you have to find a guy who gives you a quote and then sticks to that one, if you are not very careful you get a guy with a totally different game. I know this guy who did this sort of thing and he ended up getting the wrong guy to do the job. He just keep coming back to him telling him that there was some problem which was causing them to be delayed. It turned out that the guy was spending a lot of time getting drunk and very little time working.