Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Hi guys! We've been busy getting settled in and also having some work done on the house. We realized a couple of days after moving in that we needed to call a plumber and an electrician thanks to some shoddy work done by the contractor who renovated this place before we bought it. Both bathroom sinks were leaking and lights were flickering on and off. It's been a bit stressful (and expensive), but hopefully everything will be sorted soon.
I'll share some photos tomorrow of the first real upgrades we've made, changing out some light fixtures that were particularly heinous. (I'm pretty sure no one has used the word heinous since 1985, but that's the only appropriate descriptor that comes to mind.)
We have a long list of changes we'd like to make at some point and furniture we need to buy (we still don't have a dining room table or chairs), but we'll get there eventually. And of course, I'll share photos here and there as we make progress.
This little welcome mat was the very first thing I added to our new home. (If anyone's curious, it came from Modcloth and is made with fade-resistant and environmentally-friendly inks, so that's a plus).
Tomorrow we have some men coming to put in a new shed in the back yard. The old one was torn down before we moved in, and we found scary things underneath...weird looking, unidentifiable pieces of things and animal bones, like something out of a Stephen King novel.
Here's hoping we don't have any more surprises this week.