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New House [Aug. 13th, 2007|10:33 pm]
We now officially own a house again! Which means that we implicitly own a big, sweaty lump of homeowner projects!

We formally closed on the house last week. This weekend, we met there with the old owners who were nice enough to show us all the practical little details (here's where the overgrown sprinkler valve is hidden) and necessities of life (there's a really good Thai restaurant just up the highway). That was nice of them and certainly much appreciated by us.

The weekend was a blur of trips to and from hardware stores. We're repainting several rooms, staining a whole lot of doors (thankfully natural wood, so no stripping involved), and replacing all the outlets and light switches. Then there's getting contractors in to do the real remodeling. Whee!

We've called the phone company, ISP, garbage, electrical, flooring, movers, satellite TV, .... Moving is a good thing, right? We wanted all this, right?

[User Picture]From: diadexxus
2007-08-14 05:50 am (UTC)
Uh, congrats? I think? hehehe :)
Seriously, awesome!

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[User Picture]From: spazfox
2007-08-14 02:43 pm (UTC)
We now officially own a house again! Which means that we implicitly own a big, sweaty lump of homeowner projects!

And taxes! Don't forget all the fun little taxes! :D
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[User Picture]From: nevermint
2007-08-14 02:45 pm (UTC)
Right on! I wish you luck with all the future and on-going projects for your new house.
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[User Picture]From: shalora
2007-08-14 04:02 pm (UTC)
Well... /being/ moved, and having a house, is a good thing. Moving itself? It's a pain in the ass.
But it /does/ look like I'll have an actual car of my own, so let me know when the big box-hauling takes place (unless it already did) and I'll come lend a hand, and a car! It gets over 30 mpg, so I think I can pretend to have the gas money for the trip up to Seattle. :)
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[User Picture]From: terraluna_bat
2007-08-14 04:04 pm (UTC)

For a few months there, I was worried you might get use to having no banks own your financially soul. ;)
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[User Picture]From: wolfstoy
2007-08-14 05:33 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: marko_the_rat
2007-08-14 10:29 pm (UTC)
very time I move I vow never to do it again. Every time...
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[User Picture]From: menagerie73
2007-08-14 10:44 pm (UTC)
Yay! The joys of home improvement are upon you. Congratulations.
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