With being a homeowner, suddenly you don’t have anyone to call when stuff goes wrong except for the repairman. So I can’t tell you the delight that I felt when I saw that my water main was leaking. Joy of joys. Thankfully my seller Realtor rocks and got a plumber for us. He simply tightened the pipe, told us that our water is very hard, and that it would need to be replaced in the near’ish future. And it still leaks.
Next, we have no hot water. Our water heater keeps throwing a circuit, and the plumber that was here said “Sorry, I’m not an electrician.”
Yeah. So we get cold showers. The kids have been bathing by swimming at the pool. *snicker*
And, oh glorious day, our washing machine pukes up water out of the floor drain of the utility room. It’s really pleasant to have nasty black water and what I’ll hope is merely wads of lint (no, it’s not poo folks) regurgitated onto the floor.
I don’t know who set this next little mess up, but it’s probably the dumbest thing I have seen: The dryer exhaust blows out a tube, just like any other house, but someone decided to tie in the bathroom fan’s exhaust into the same pipe, so now the dryer vents into the bathroom, so I have to run the bathroom fan while the dryer runs to avoid moisture build-up in it. I need to get a pipe cap to cap it off. Whoever did it was really pro: They tied the flexible hoses on with cable ties and duct tape. *eye roll*
Oh yeah, and our dishwasher doesn’t work, and I’ll assume that it’s new, because there was a manual in the cabinet above it. So we’re scrubbin’ by hand until we can afford to have someone out to give it a look.
Who chops the telephone off at the line into the house and drywalls over it? The previous owners, that’s who. So we had to have AT&T come out and install a whole new line from the box (which is actually better for our DSL) then tie it in to our existing wiring.
Aside from these complaints, the house has been absolutely fabulous. The boys are enjoying their own bedrooms, we’re enjoying the added privacy of a master bath (even with the cold showers), and the extra space is really good for everyone. Did I mention it’s 3000 square feet? Yeah, it’s pretty nice. Not looking forward to the electric bill, though.
There are also several kids in the neighborhood that are near my kids’ ages, ranging in ages from five to 15. It has been a godsend to have the kids out of my hair while I try to get stuff done, and the neighborhood kids are enjoying having the additions to their group. We live on a dead-end street, so there’s no through traffic to worry about; the traffic consists of the neighbors, and they know to expect the kids around in the streets. Of course the kids know to get out of the street when a car comes, but it’s still nice to know that there’s a low possibility of dorks racing down the road running the kids over. The neighbor adults are all really nice, and we have two police officers: one across the street from me, one just around the corner. The one around the corner works in our city, and he will occasionally sit outside his house while on duty and cruises the neighborhood a lot.
Overall I am more than thrilled with our new house, and I can’t wait until it’s all set up!Pin It