I confess… I’m exhausted. No joke-I’ve worked on the house a ton still and I’m not sleeping well yet in the new space. It’ll get there, but it’ll take some time… Also, I’m ready for Fall now. I want pumpkins and cool air and Halloween.
I confess… I’m lucky for all the help I’ve had. Moving day rolled around and I was a mess. I’d been up and packing for 36 hours straight when my little sister called me to see how I was doing. I started crying, and then I threw up. I’m too old to go without sleep. So my mom called in sick to work and beat the boys to my apartment so she could help me just throw the rest of the stuff in boxes. Then my brothers and my grandpa showed up and helped me move. I couldn’t have done it without them. Now if only I could find the bolts and screws to put my bed back together…
I confess… Appliances have been an interesting experience. I’d started out looking for used appliances and after a lot of hunting and looking at (gross) used appliances, I decided to just buy new and get the warranty. Whether it be with appliances or with homes, you will likely need a warranty in case something goes wrong, and the peace of mind helps immensely. I knew I needed a front-loading washer and dryer due to the fact that they’re up on a platform in the bathroom (and I’m too short to reach all the way in top loaders even when they’re on the regular ground!) and I wanted a fridge with ice and water-since I already have a waterline hooked up. So I found myself at Home Depot while they were having a 10% off sale and a 6-months no interest promotion, and I bought myself this Samsung side-by-side refrigerator and also a Samsung front-loading washer and it’s matching dryer. The dryer sings to me.
I confess… While the washer and dryer did fit (barely-it was touch and go there trying to get past the water heater). In my desperation, I did look at getting a new smaller water heater. I was tempted to get a new one as well, I mean my water heater is a bit old now anyway and I did find one that I liked, but I might just wait for a little bit before I do that. Having said that, if you are in need of a new water heater then go get it, don’t wait like I am, you can just simply click here to go to T.E. Spall & Son and you’ll find a good one! I think the main reason why I didn’t get a new one was that I was so annoyed about the washer and dryer anyway because guess what? They were also unusable at first. Home Depot sold me a crappy dryer vent and the delivery guy said I needed to go back and get a flexible one. Also, since my drain for the washer is up in the wall, and the washer door only opens one way, the drain hose from the washer doesn’t reach at all…
I confess… Once again, my family is amazing. My grandfather came over to help me get my washer and dryer up and running, which involved helping me hook up the dryer vent and also helping me jimmy-rig the hose for the washer by caulking it to a second hose and taping it up (ghetto, but at least it works now!). He also helped me clean up my kitchen a bit (now I can’t find anything haha!) and while doing so, realized that the waterline wasn’t hooked up at all-they’d just stuck the hose in there and faked it!
I confess… We ran another water hose (I now know how to do it) but the water pressure is really bad in it, and I think I’m going to have to get a plumber to look at it. Dang. I’ll have to check out a local plumbing service later. I know that water pressure problems are usually caused by leaks somewhere in the pipe system, so I’ve got one eye out for a slab leak which is often the first sign, while I wait for a plumber. If you think you might be able to carry out a pipe repair yourself, here are some slab leak repair options, although I can’t say the same for myself!
I confess… Now that I’m all moved in and back to the regular work schedule, I’m realizing that things are going to take much longer than I thought. I think you have lofty pipe dreams when you think “I’m just going to move in and fix stuff every day until it’s done!” but then you get home from work and you’re tired and exhausted so all you do is eat whatever you don’t have to cook (because you still haven’t found your pans) and go to bed at 7pm. Wait, that’s just me?
In any case, I’m coming to the realization that everything I wanted done before the housewarming party wont be done. Luckily I’m pretty sure my friends will understand that my house is a total work in progres..
I confess… The walk through with my old landlord went pretty well. There wasn’t much she found that she was unhappy about, but most of it was there when we moved in. I doubt I’ll get much of the deposit back since it’s been 7 years, but she said she was sending something.
I confess… My realtor is still following up with the previous owners about the AC. The day he said he was going to speak with their listing agent they showed up at my house and left me a bunch of paperwork on things in the house (like the furnace, jetted tub, etc.), and they left me a note saying how sorry they were for the big pile of garbage they left and that they thought the next neighborhood cleanup day (when the city comes around to collect large or weird garbage from your curb) was on August 31st and they’d come help me move stuff if I wanted… Nice, but they still did not leave the AC. WTF people.
I confess… I still have pretty roses coming up in my yard. Guess I need to learn how to prune them before Winter.
I confess… I’m feeling very poor. I’ve been charging lots of things and eating out too much (since my kitchen is not in order yet) so my budgeting has been bad. I need to get a hang of that before I actually have to start paying my mortgage.
I confess… I want a dog. Living alone is a little spooky and I think it’s time I start thinking about getting a little companion that helps me feel safer. My yard isn’t fenced yet, and wont be for a while, which would mean I’d have to walk the dog regularly and take it to the dog park instead of just playing with it in the yard. This could be good for me exercise wise though.
I confess… I should probably wait until I get some of my house in order before bringing another living thing into it… And I’m thinking maybe I should try fostering first before making the big commitment to keeping a pooch forever. Good thing I volunteer with an awesome rescue!