Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “guess.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!
We are convinced there is a place for us. As the song so rightly goes, somewhere a place for us. The problem is where, and that at the moment is anyone’s guess.
We have a lot of gues-timates regarding potential work that needs doing, but so far, these have been quite reasonable and within our budget providing of course the purchase price is right.
To be honest, a lot of the guesswork is an accumulation of experience, watching TV, reading books and manuals, and talking to family.
Naturally wherever possible, we would do any work ourselves and it is only the professionals costs that we are guessing at. Best to over-estimate there than face a shortfall and not have it!
My formula for our own work is
Known figure from past DIY experience, plus 15%
The formula for professionals is:
Double known figure from past experience plus 20% for cost, plus 20% extra for VAT.
A job in the number crunching business has had its advantages as it takes a lot of the guesswork out of everything. But at the end of the day, your guess is as good as mine!