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As built or as not to built, this is the question?

Were doing an addition to our house, mainly a new kitchen. But included in our wish list is a set of french doors and we must move the washer and dryer to a new location outside the main house. I had a highly recommend contractor come over to take a look. After going over our "wish list" he said the way to proceed is to make a "as built" set of drawings of the property with set-backs, electrical, etc. He does the drawings work himself and charges $50 an hour. Says the entire preliminary drawing could cost up to approx. $5000. My head hurt for awhile and I am just not clear on the best way to proceed. I know we cannot afford all the work we want to get done. I know we are willing to work with cabinetry from places such as IKEA or Home Depot, if that really makes a difference. I know I want to have everything up to code and work with permits on the job. I know my head hurts. I started my own overview house plan using Google SketchUp and the help of this very forum, but it is very preliminary and I am not sure if I am up to making it a complete drawing with gas, elec, plumb, etc that would be necessary for the final job drawings. What I am asking for is help on how to wrap my head around this project. Am I being naive to think that this can all be done without spending 5K on drawings alone? What else am I missing here?? Thanks, Henry
posted by silsurf on Mar 23, 2012 - 26 answers

Help my family use our iPhones without data plans!

AT&T's mandatory iPhone data plan is killin' me! [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Mar 18, 2012 - 13 answers

How can I upgrade to a new smartphone with an accompanying data plan?

How can I upgrade to a new smartphone without an accompanying data plan? [more inside]
posted by AngryTypingGuy on Mar 9, 2012 - 8 answers

Link to TOMIPASTA lesson plan format, anyone?

Please help me find a TOMIPASTA lesson plan format explanation/link. [more inside]
posted by just sayin on Feb 20, 2012 - 2 answers

Ahoy, bull manure on the Verizon!

What can I do to bend Verizon to my will? Or is it time to head out in search of greener pastures? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Jan 30, 2012 - 16 answers

Tech Startup for dummies

I have an internet marketing concept that might be useful. Unfortunately this is not my field and I'm in over my head. What are some steps I can take to turn my concept into reality. [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Dec 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Can cell re-sellers offer better monthly rates than providers?

Can/do cell phone re-sellers (for the big four) offer better deals on PLANs or are they only authorized to offer better deals on PHONEs. [more inside]
posted by n-palmer on Nov 16, 2011 - 3 answers

Ninjas, hack my phone life!

Cell phone ninjas, hack my phone life! What is the best cell phone and plan for me? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Oct 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Sprint lied! Any cheap cell phone plans to heal the hurt?

What is the cheapest cell phone plan in the U.S. available with one of the major carriers, no data wanted or needed, and not a lot of minutes needed either? [more inside]
posted by scrubbles on Oct 7, 2011 - 18 answers

What's the best prepaid option for travelling in Italy, Greece & Turkey?

Cell phone carrier to use in Italy, Greece & Turkey? [more inside]
posted by adamfunman on Oct 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Questions about Staples' 2 yr Protection Plan

How difficult is it to get a replacement from Staples using their protection plan? There's nothing wrong with the item in question, but I'd like to sell it and if I can replace it for a new one I imagine I could get more for it. Also, is there any way to transfer the plan to a buyer since there's still over a year on it? [more inside]
posted by blunt_eastwood on Sep 19, 2011 - 16 answers

Obama Cares About Me?

Can someone please explain to me, simply, how my life will be better with Obama's health plan? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Sep 12, 2011 - 27 answers

Women's health says this will get me a beach body

Dear metafilter: I'd like to get your opinion about this eating plan. I'm a 5'6 36 year old woman and I need to lose 20lbs to have a normal BMI. I've been strength training 4 times a week for eight weeks. I've been trying to eat only whole foods and lots of vegetables since the beginning of the year but I've not lost any weight mostly because I will eat big fatty meals at a restaurant after being good all week. I also haven't been counting calories and even though i've been eating whole foods my snacks of hummus and cheese and crackers have probably had too many calories. The only exception to the whole foods has been chocolate from the office candy jar and diet soda, which I really need to quit. [more inside]
posted by bananafish on May 14, 2011 - 18 answers

Legitimate group insurance or bad deal?

Health insurance filter: Is this really an employer group plan or something else? Should we be leery? [more inside]
posted by ninjakins on Mar 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me beat AT&T

I currently have the iPhone 4 with the $20/month unlimited texting and the old-school "unlimited" data plan. I no longer want the unlimited texting, yet I don't want to lose the old "grandfathered" data plan? Can this be done? [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Dec 15, 2010 - 8 answers

How can I download a Mythbusters clip from YouTube?

Where can I get a clip from a specific Mythbusters episode to use for a third grade class on the scientific method? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Nov 13, 2010 - 8 answers

Verizon+VerizonFamily->AT&TFamily

Walk me through this complicated transfer of two separate Verizon phone numbers onto an AT&T family plan. [more inside]
posted by billtron on Sep 27, 2010 - 8 answers

Warrenty Gas Furnace Worthwhile

anybody have experience with the gas company, National Grid, warranty/sevice plan for home heat? [more inside]
posted by daveo'h on Sep 21, 2010 - 0 answers

How can I put the extra money on my prepaid phone plan to work?

How can I put the extra money on my prepaid phone plan to work? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Jul 8, 2010 - 8 answers

ET, phone roam.

Best way for a Canadian to have a cell phone in the US? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Jun 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Will I regret getting Wind Mobile?

Is there any reason not to get a Wind Mobile voice plan, if I'm almost always in Toronto (a 'Wind Zone') and prioritize not having a contract? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on May 13, 2010 - 8 answers

I just want to read small interesting things

I'm looking for good mobile websites that are mainly text and update often, with individual content brief enough that I can finish reading by the time the bus comes. Despite what it might imply, texts from last night perfectly encapsulates what I want. I just want more of it. And maybe for it to be informative on top of entertaining. Just something internet-y that I can browse for 3-5 minutes at a time.
posted by ictow on Apr 9, 2010 - 14 answers

Amateur gardener with limited time needs help with the front garden.

Calling the green-thumbed: My front garden is a mess, and I suck at making things grow. Plz halp. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Mar 11, 2010 - 7 answers

A change'll do me good

What should I do next year? [more inside]
posted by bookgirl18 on Feb 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Doing your own market research?

My friend is trying to start a business and is currently writing his business plan. He needs to do market research, but is having trouble finding the information he needs on google or other searches. Any tips on how to do market research for free without paying for a consulting service? If that is the only way, what is the pricing like for those services? Thanks!
posted by tessalations999 on Jan 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Can I use an iPhone with no data plan?

Using an iPhone with ATT; no data plan? [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Jan 22, 2010 - 17 answers

Virgin will fuck you over, Rogers lives up to their name ...

Picking a better Canadian mobile provider is driving me out of my wits. Please halp? [more inside]
posted by Devika on Jan 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Don't need much from a cell/smart phone, and trying to save $$

Don't need much from a cell/smart phone, and trying to save $$ In NYC area, I need a simple phone for calls and some texting. MAC friendly. Would like internet access if affordable, but how much are you paying for it/how do they charge?? Unlocked smartphone w/ prepaid? Or just a good, solid cell?
posted by ebesan on Jan 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Health coverage in Canada aside from through work.

Health coverage in Canada: I don't have coverage through my work. What options do I have as a low-income individual in my late 20's? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Jan 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Best carrier for traveler with unlocked iPhone in Vietnam?

I am going on a trip to Vietnam for three weeks this month and am wondering: what my best bet is in terms of carrier and coverage for a prepaid SIM for my unlocked iPhone 3G? [more inside]
posted by jesseendahl on Jan 1, 2010 - 4 answers

1G or 3G?

iPhone...first generation used or 3G new, or wait for a while? A friend might sell me an iPhone 1G for $50. Should I buy that or upgrade? I am eligible to renew my AT&T contract. It doesn't give me the iPhone option, so I would have to go to a store, but that is not an issue here. As I understand, the 1G iPhone's data plan is ten dollars cheaper than the 3G data plan. Over a year that would be $120 in savings, plus the phone being $50 cheaper than the cheapest 3G, adds up to $170 savings over a year. I am a bit cash strapped, but is it worth buying an older used phone for saving that much?
posted by spacefire on Dec 6, 2009 - 16 answers

Prepaid iPhone data plan in Mumbai?

Hi, I will be living in Mumbai for 11 weeks next summer. I have an unlocked iPhone 3G. What is my best bet in terms of carrier and plan for the cheapest and most reliable data access? I plan to do local calls over the cell phone voice network and international calls via Skype on the iPhone. Thanks in advance!
posted by jesseendahl on Nov 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Looking for time-planning software for a busy dog walker

Looking for time-planning software for a busy dog walker [more inside]
posted by primer_dimer on Nov 3, 2009 - 4 answers

Teach em how to fish and they'll give us better cities, or something

Calling all planners, public admin. types, adult education gurus and other smarty pants: I need to develop a training program or at least a strategy for developing a training program for further planning on the local level, put the hard parts. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Oct 23, 2009 - 10 answers

Cheap cell phone plan for three months in US

Looking for a cheap pay-as-you-go or pre-paid plan, to use until the end of December. I have a Motrola Razr (v3r, or something like it, as I recall), which I used to use with T-Mobile, although I'm not opposed to buying a cheap phone for the interim (although it'd have to very cheap). What are my options? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Oct 2, 2009 - 7 answers

Lean and Mean

Help a skinny guy shape up! more after the jump! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Jul 31, 2009 - 24 answers

Need resources on 'peer coaching' at work.

Need resources on 'peer coaching' at work. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2009 - 1 answer

more for my money in cell phones - sprint

cheapest blackberry-esque phone & plan, either thru Sprint or taking into account the cost of leaving Sprint... [more inside]
posted by mdn on Jun 23, 2009 - 8 answers

How do i set up a standard business plan?

How do i set up a standard business plan? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Jun 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Is a retirement plan worth it?

In light of what's happened recently, is starting a retirement plan really worth it? [more inside]
posted by NeoLeo on Mar 2, 2009 - 22 answers

Obama stimulus plan and the unemployed

Obama stimulus plan and the unemployed: Will there be any assistance to those looking for work who ARE NOT currently collecting unemployment benefits? [more inside]
posted by sureshot on Feb 6, 2009 - 8 answers

Conan, what is best in life?

I'm at a loose end in life, have few real constraints... so what shall I do next? Go wild. [more inside]
posted by so_necessary on Jan 19, 2009 - 16 answers

[iPhone Filter] Do I need to upgrade my plan?

iPhone 3G without 3G Plan? [more inside]
posted by brandoniain on Sep 21, 2008 - 7 answers

What is an editorial plan?

What's an editorial plan? Do topic-focused weblogs (like the Gawker Media ones) have one? How do they work out what sort of content goes on their blog? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 7, 2008 - 3 answers

Resources wanted - cultural diversity, youth, arts

Cultural diversity, youth, and the arts/creative industries - where do I start looking for resources? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 27, 2008 - 3 answers

Plan B = Acne side effect?

Plan B = Acne Breakout? I took Plan be about 2 weeks ago, and am now having terrible acne. Granted, it's summer, and I'm under a lot of stress, but I've never broken out this badly. They seem like serious zits, too, really deep and large. Acne is listed as an uncommon side-effect, but I've also read that some folks have have had REALLY bad break outs, long term. I'll be making a Dr. appt. soon, but has this happened to anyone? If so, what's going to become of me?!? Do I just have to wait it out, or is there something that I can do?
posted by BlackStrapMolasses on Jul 31, 2008 - 7 answers

iPhone and family plan

Can two iphones owners be on family plan from AT&T if one phone is an original iphone and another is a 3g iphone? [more inside]
posted by jjcurtis on Jul 21, 2008 - 5 answers

Has anyone used Careington Dental plan, or something comparable?

Has anyone used Careington Dental plan, or something comparable? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on May 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Automatic Revision Planner

I need a solution which will help me work out my revision plan automatically (Possible Excel filter?) Please help! [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Apr 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Help with my high-metabolism food shopping list

What are some sample meal plans or food lists for a high-metabolism, frequent small meal diet? Looking for specific ideas for the "eat 5-6 times a day" routine. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Feb 4, 2008 - 11 answers

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