After a slight bout with some kind of poison on my elbows (I imagine from the yard work) I have come to the first wave of…”oh boy, this is MY responsibility” in home ownership. And now a list:
~ The Kitchen:
* My double sink drains slowly on the left side. What I mean is, if I leave the water running continuously to rinse something (dish, paintbrush, etc) it drains for a bit and then slowly fills up which in turn, causes water to rise from the drain in the other sink. A small drip is detected under the sink as well.
* I just got a washer and dryer from Jerry’s sister, used. They are fantastic! One problem however, I must now try my hand at being an electrician as the 3-prong dryer cord doesn’t fit into my 4-prong socket. An easy fix, or so I’m told…..also, the washer drain is too slow. Here’s hoping my boss’s “lint buildup” theory is correct and all it takes is a snake to clear it out (borrowed of course)
* The overhead lighting that was installed is made with brass hardware. Not my favorite so I decided to get some metal paint and fix it. In our attempts to dislodge the fixtures from the ceiling, we realized that boy those suckers are really in there…so instead of the spray paint technique, I decided to tape it off and use a foam brush. Post tape removal, which removed part of the ceiling paint which now needs to be touched up, it was evident that I suck at painting while standing on a step stool with my head back and my arm fully extended. Back to the drawing board…or actually Target to get a wrench.
~ The Attic
* After the afore-mentioned lighting fiasco, we decided to take an overhead approach. Upon ascending to the darkness of the attic we quickly nixed that idea due to the mounds of spray insulation that was all over the place covering the beams. Maybe I should skip Target and head to Lowe’s and pick up some OSB while I am there…
~ The Yard
* Last Saturday’s adventures aside, the yard still needs a lot of work. I am super excited to drag all of the yard waste to the curb for pick up tomorrow. I am sure that alone will help alot.
* Which leads me to my next problem. I know absolutely nothing about restoring and/or maintaining a lawn. This realization has prompted conversations that have the potential of blooming into long-standing disagreements. You see, I have no moral conflict with hiring a landscaper. Jerry, however, sees yard work as the right, nay PRIVILEGE of home ownership. Details to follow as the situation develops. Now, I must read more about which grass seeds to buy….geez.
(side note…why does every bullet end with me buying something??…oh right…home ownership)
I guess the bottom line is…I still love it. We’ll see how things pan out and hopefully have a happy ending to the first chapter of life on Sheffield. If you have any tips to remedy the above issues, please feel free to send them my way. For free, of course. 😉