Note: I’m hosting a twitter chat with ForRent.com tonight at 8p EST about making moving easy (or easier) and cheaper! RSVP here to be eligible to win one of 4 $50 gift cards! Excited to chat it up with y’all about #MovingMoments!
The Dorobeks’ got a house! We’re working on the turning it into a home part! I know I’ve told y’all that lots of times now, but the whole house thing still does not feel real! I guess the cardboard boxes all all over the place, empty rooms, and boring beige walls aren’t helping. We’re still in the figuring-out-how-things-work stage of this house. You know things like, where are you naturally going to kick of your shoes and throw your keys? Where are the water hoses hiding? Are we really going to use the garage for our cars or to store crap? How do you turn on the sprinkler system? Why do all the plugs only have 2 prongs? I could go on and on, but I think you get the point!
You know you live in an old house if…
You know you live in an old house…
1: If you have to work on your computer in the bathroom because it is the only place with a desk and a 3 prong outlet. Yep. True. 2 prong outlets are priving to be very annoying. We did finally get some adapters, so we’ve moved the computer out of the bathroom and into the living room. But, the whole grounding of the wire situaion is going to be expensive. We’ve had multiple estimates done, and they range anywhere from $75 to $150 outlets. We have 50+ outlets in our house : /
2: If you can’t make the mortgage you can dig up your sprinkler system. It’s made of copper. Note: Please don’t come dig up our sprinkler system. That would not be nice.
3: If you find a wallet from 1940 with a folded piece of paper inside that says: “Special orders for German-American Relations.” Andy actually found it in a cabinet, but I was super excited about this find! I have big plans to make a shadow box and let the shadow box live in this house forever. Look at those pictures
4: If you’re only allowed to take 4 minute showers. After that, the toilet starts bubbling, the drain starts backing up, and it’s time to get out. : / #OldHouseProblems
5: If your bathroom tiles are chipping and there is mint green peeking through! Now, this is exciting, and super scary. I mean look at these mint green hexagnal tiles. Oh my cuteness! (That’s an instgram picture… follow me if you’d like!) Anyone know how to get old paint off of a floor? #Help
Anyone else live in an old house? What can you add to the list? Oh and don’t mistake this for complaining, I love our old house. It’s charming and fun… I’m just stating the facts here, folks. What I really wish is that the magic house fixer fairy would appear and do things, like drains and outlets and while the fairy is here, maybe she’ll scrape the paint of the tile. So, do you know how to get paint off of tile? Do you think it’s as easy as pulling it off? Who paints tile anyway?! Is that a thing? Have you found any fun, old things in your cabinets? What are you old house problems? #OldHouseProblems I’d love to hear…