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Monday, November 17, 2008

The numbers of moving

8 incompetent Sears employees that I dealt with.
2 things that the plumber broke while trying to fix something else
4 times paying more than the original estimate
1 new home that I love
1 mortgage that is way more than rent
0 more months throwing money away to rent
12 gallons of paint
2 wax rings for the toilet (one that was the wrong size)
3 times laughing silently when I said the word "caulk"
6 hours letting other people move our stuff for us
29 days of anticipation from closing escrow to moving in
55 things I will do differently next time that I buy
8 people who we will ever be thankful to for helping us paint
4000 dollars worth of new wood flooring
1 patio that will be awesome in the spring
923 times being called "boss" by someone in the service industry
1 father-in-law who bravely climbed onto a jerry-rigged scaffold to paint one foot of wall
10 hours spent trying to take up tile (worst job ever - worse than jizz-mopper)
17 trips to various hardware stores (Home Depot, Ace, Lowe's, OSH)
97 cents in change found in the couch cushions
1 previous owner who clearly took no pride in ownership (which helped our price)
2 great views
countless hours of labor
zero regrets

5 comments:

derrickgott007 said...

Congrats on the new house! I'd love to drink a nice cold AMBER LAGER on said patio some time!

derrickgott007 said...

You forgot this one.....

Sitting on a chair in the dining room of a house you own saying "King of the castle, king of the castle!" over and over = Pricless.

Greg Nickel said...

excuse me - "jizz-mopper"?

Jeff said...

Its a pop-culture reference that you might not understand in the more culturally void parts of our country.

By the way, how was the Kirk Cameron fireman movie?

derrickgott007 said...

Kirk Cameron........ha ha ha ha nice one Jeff!