Monday, August 10, 2009

Are you ever finished?

When you own a home, is there ever a time when you sit back, kick your feet up, and think, "Wow! There's nothing that needs doing around here!"? It seems like everytime I stop to catch my breath around the house these days, all I see are the next five projects waititng impatiently for me to tackle them. Since we've been home, I feel like I've been cleaning and organizing non-stop and I feel like I've barely made any headway. Oh, and did I mention that our air conditioner was dead when we got home last weekend? No? Well, it was. The repairman actually said it was the worst set-up he'd ever seen and he was surprised that the original ownwers had gotten away with the permit for it. He said that he would not put any more money into it. It was all but rusted over completely. Fabulous. So guess what we got last week?

That means, in the last 8 months since signed on the dotted line, we've replaced the dryer, dishwasher, hot water heater, and AC system in our house. That's not to mention several sets of blinds and the rooms we painted. Whew! Next time, we're getting the first year warranty on our house!


Brittany Wardlow said...

the answer is no for me. never. ever. never. ugh! i always try to stay ahead but it only makes me feel completely defeated when i get a bit behind. it's exhausting, really! sorry for such a bitter answer but it's been a hard couple of weeks in that department:)

Ellen said...

i know the feeling, but we knew what we were getting into since our house is 108yrs old, old, old. keep up the good work though!