Archive for February, 2010

Home Ownership (stress)

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

We bought our new house!

I didn’t realize it would be such a huge hassle to move into the place, though. Because it isn’t just moving – it’s getting the place habitable and moving! I’m struggling with both.

I still haven’t been able to figure out which phone company offers local phone service, let alone Internet connectivity. Neither Verizon nor SBC (AT&T) show support on their websites.

After that, there’s gas (handled), electric, trash, and water to deal with.

Leaving here, there’s a whole big list of people and organizations that need my new address.

Before we move, we wanted to fix the place up, and upgrade a couple things. A tankless water heater, a new sliding glass door from the master bedroom to the back yard, some wood repair, some plumbing repair, and a new front door. All barely necessary but it’s probably easier to get them done now rather than after we’re moved in.

We went out Saturday and bought new washer/dryer and refrigerator from Best Buy. The guy at Home Depot sent us there to check their refrigerator selection, and we got the same washer/dryer for less money. We also got a dented refrigerator for cheap. :)

So things are going along. I’m stressed out of my normal morning routine for the duration of the move, and I’m eagerly looking forward to being able to relax in my new house!