New adventure: home ownership

Ok, so I bit the bullet and bought a house. A 2 bedroom townhouse just a a couple houses away from my good friends Joel and Julie. So far I'm enjoying having a place of my own, and trying really hard not to spend too much on additional furnishings and whatnot.

My house

I keep wanting to buy things for the house. Furniture, art, shelving, cabinets, countertops, etc., etc. ... though I'm pretty sure the newness and the excitement will wear off in time; so I'm trying to hold out on the major purchases until I've settled in for a few months.

In the meantime I'm learning to be a handyman! I re-caulked my bath tub--it's uneven and messy, but it works. I learned too late that the way to make even caulking is to use painter's tape. I bought this "as seen on TV" thing that wasn't all that effective at all. Oh well, lesson learned for next time.

I'm sure many more things will come up that needs fixing and repairing... but that's part of the fun of owning your place, I think.

9 comments:

  1. So is the tub ok now?

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  2. Happy for you that you are enjoying your house and home.

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  3. The caulking is a wee bit uneven, but it's waterproof :)

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  4. Hehe maybe pretty soon your problem would be having too much stuff. :P I hope it does not come to that :)

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  5. I already want to fill it up with so many things!

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  6. "Simplicity is beauty."

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  7. Take it easy, I had the same feeling when we transferred to our house. But I like it better with less clutter, easier to clean and faster to organize, he he. Too much organization tends to mess up my mental records.

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  8. You're very right Alan :)

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  9. So how are you going to put up your lights? Do it yourself? That will be interesting. Take a picture after you're done. I'm interested.

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