Thursday, June 18, 2015

Journeys of Home Ownership

Being a first time homeowner is nothing if not overwhelming interesting. We have now lived in our house for a little under 2 months and have learned many things already. I'm sure it will only get better with time, right?

Lessons we have learned:

  • Something is always broken. 
    • Literally the night we get back from our anniversary trip one of our alarm sensors break. As a result, we can't set our alarm. Due to all the rain, the alarm company is flooded with service calls (apparently rain does weird things to alarms?) and they can't fix it for another 10 days. #FirstWorldProblems.
    • During this time, my garage door decides not to open automatically. Call our home warranty and set up an appointment for the following Monday to get it fixed. We receive advice that it could be the sensor. Matt does something to it (magic, I'm sure), and it now works. #YayForSavingMoney!
  • Always bag the bones.
    • So it turns out just throwing trash into the garbage can doesn't guarantee it will fall out into the garbage truck. 
  • You will go on dates to Home Depot and Lowe's.
    • See above. #YayForFlyRepellant                           
  • Get to know your neighbors.
    • You may have to ask them if their dog is up-to-date on their rabies vaccines. (Don't worry, they were.)
  • I know nothing next-to-nothing about:
    • Lawn care
    • Electrical 'stuff' and GFCI outlets
    • Insect infestations
    • Granite counter tops 
      • What, they have to be sealed?
  • Your parents & Google know everything.
    • See all of the above
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  1. I needed a good laugh; sorry it had to be at your expense! I hate to say it, but the first item should've been in bold, underlined and about a 25-point typeface. Can't wait to hear about the neighbor's dog(s?)...... Love, Paula

  2. Forgot to tell you the corollary to fact #1: The severity of the breakage and the importance of the broken system/item is directly proportional to the duration of the business trip your husband just left on..... Paula