Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Showing my arse.

So today makes 1 full week since we moved in to our new house.  Here's what I know:

1 - my wife seems to think our neighbors have nothing better to do at 0530 in the morning than to watch me get dressed through our non-blinded bedroom window.  No one is standing in their bedroom window looking for my pasty white ass to put on a show, and if they's not like it's going to come up in a conversation.  haha.  Anybody want to guess what room is first on my wife's list for curtains/blinds?

2 - We are finding we have some kind of electrical issue.  My PM has scheduled tomorrow to come with the electrician to install missing hallway light and garage outlet.  Well we found running a vacuum kept tripping the Master Bedroom breaker.  Then tonight, the family room breaker kept tripping.  So my PM was immediately texted and he said he will take care of it tomorrow.

3 - We REALLY need to empty the storage container!  Still sitting locked in front of the house.  Looks like we are going to move it all in Sunday.....before the AFC Championship game.

4 - I got my Family and Master ceiling fan installed and all the lights!  So nice to walk in, flip the switch and have light.  AND it beats the crap out of the standing lamps we had at the last house.

5 - I cut pieces of plastic and put on the wire rack pantry shelves.  A must if you plan to put anything smaller then a cereal box in there.

6 - I highly recommend the Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop, works GREAT on the hardwood.  All I do is put hot water in the bottle and roll.  If you don't have one, get one!

Anybody have experience with hot water recirculation kits?  These bigger houses have a fair amount of pipe from the hot water heater to the various sinks.  Well, that's a lot of no-longer heated cold water you have to get through before you get to the hot water.  I am contemplating putting one in.

If I haven't raved about it yet, that extra two feet on both sides of the drive way rocks!  Also, we are parking both cars in the garage and it's awesome!

That's all I got for now.
Carry on


  1. LOL at the comment about the blinds! We are planning a gradual move-in, so blinds and fans will be installed before we are living in the house. Hope your PM gets your electrical issues resolved asap. We are talking about widening our driveway thanks to you. We currently have a 3 car garage and the driveway is 3 car width all the way from street to house. It's going to be quite an adjustment to switch to a 2 car garage and driveway. It's going to be like Christmas when you empty the storage container :)

  2. A hot water recirculating motor is the best thing you'll ever do and will be the most noticeable improvement you can make... I have it in the new house and just hate to use the sink in the shop where I have to wait for 20 feet of hot water pipe to heat up... DO IT!!!! YOU'LL LOVE IT!!!


  3. I have a connection for my blinds and will have all windows bought before we move in. We did a side entry garage and when you do this the driveway before you reach the pad in front of the garage door is 12 feet wide. I extended 2 feet on either side making it 16. A swifter is also good for the wood floors. Good Luck on the electrical issue's and more pictures would have been nice LOL

  4. I had never before heard of hot water reciruclation kits. I'll have to look into that. (Meaning, you will have to tell me all about it, in detail.)

  5. Oh, and we have a shark steam vac. (which is a vacuum and a steam mop in one) My cousin had one and I did her floors for her a few times after she had her baby and it was lovely! I highly recommend these.

  6. We are most likely going to end up buying the hot water thingy too. It takes 2 minutes of full force running water to get warm (not even hot) in the kitchen. It is a ridiculous waste of water.

    Speaking of pasty cheeks, my hubby took a bath at about 6am and was standing stark naked in the windows. I freaked! I immediately went and bought temporary shades. :P

  7. Congrats on closing. I second the Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop.. Love it!