Friday, May 1, 2009

Confessions of a Homeowner - Updates

Well, clearly the first confession of a homeowner is that they don't have a lot of time for blogging. Plus this homeowner's only place to sit is on the bed and by the time she gets there, unconcious is the only option. Here are some things I've learned about owning a home:
  • Hot water is very important
    Things in houses built before 1978 can contain asbestos
  • The previous owners liked to use scotch tape and nails. Sometimes they used them together, like, let me scotch tape the wall, then bang a nail into it.
  • I have a lot of stuff
  • I am not strong
  • I like to sit on couches and when that isn't an option, something feels wrong
  • Homeowners take LOTS of trips to Home Depot and Lowes and Ace Hardware and maybe all three in one day!
  • Homeowners need to make lots of decisions
  • Door locks are expensive!
  • ...So are hot water heaters
  • ... So are tile floors
  • ... So are wood floors, which is now going in instead of the tile floor
  • When in doubt about a paint color, ask Candice Olson of Divine Design on HGTV
  • You don't really realize what owning a home entails until you own one
  • Home ownership is TIRING!

The happy (and relaxed) homeowners at the closing

Taking up the floor - SIX layers of linoleum!

The view out the kitchen windown when they were fixing the septic system

Taking down those poles. Yeah!

The kitchen looks brighter already!

Choosing paint colors, which ended up being none of the above. I'm taking suggestions on what to do with lots of sample cans of teal paint though!

I have been *Horrible* about posting on other people's blogs. I promise that as soon as I catch up, I will be a posting machine!


  1. congrats on the new/older home that will soon like yours. hope everything turns out great.

  2. Our house was held together with scotch tape and plumbers putty! You're going to have a blast with the house this summer.

  3. that is hilarious about the tape and nails! haha the kitchen looks beautiful. you should make one of those balloon paint paintings from princess diaries with the left over paint. :)

  4. How exciting (and tiring)! I HATE picking paint colors! But I love new paint! So fun!



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