Our house is by no means a fixer-upper, but fixering-upping is all we seem to be doing these days! At first it was a few little things, the kinds of things you’d expect moving into a home that had been vacant for awhile – loose mailbox, overgrown lawn, burnt out light-bulbs. And there are a few larger things that we were aware of from the initial house inspection that we’ll attend to over time (some minor exterior cracks in the brickwork, new roof, etc). But we weren’t planning on the 27 hour power outage, or the toilet that needed replacing, or the garage door that mysteriously wouldn’t open, or the gas leak in the basement (it’s fixed! we’re safe!). But those are the kind of fun surprises you get with owning a home.
We’ve also been busy working on the basement, trying to get it ready to be rented out.
We made a big trip to Home Depot and picked up most of the things we would need to make the basement livable. We were very pleased with ourselves, having found everything we set out to, and some of it on sale! It wasn’t until Steve pulled up the car to load it that we realized how much stuff we had and how very tiny our car suddenly looked. After some head scratching and trial-and-error we figured out how to get everything, including me, the passenger, into the car.
Someday we’ll get some more of those piles of boxes scattered around the place unpacked. Someday!