A Calm Storm

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The little things when you own a home…

It is funny what you discover when you start doing work on a home.  It starts with paint, then with the floors being replaced, then the closet doors (I have 6 closets!).  As we painted, we discovered that who ever painted before didn’t bother covering the electrical outlets and switches, so they were caked with paint and kind of dangerous.

I managed to give myself a minor shock a few weeks ago when plugging in my hairdryer.  My friend’s dad came over on Sunday to show how to change the electrical outlets, which was really nice of him.  Electricity + Sholeh = Not Good.

I feel like I haven’t really been home enough to do everything I want to do.  The last month has been super busy, and it doesn’t look like things are going to slow down anytime soon.  I sometimes wish I could just shut everything off for a week and hide out like a hermit in my cozy home.  At least I have internet now!

Part of the reason that I still haven’t posted photos is that I feel like it isn’t done yet.  I want to get the scraps out of my living room, install doors, and put the finishing touches on.  I promise it will be soon!  Thanks to my parents, it is furnished, which is a huge relief.

Have you ever had home improvement projects go terribly wrong, or have something hilarious happen? Tell me about it in the comments, I love hearing about other people’s experiences.


4 thoughts on “The little things when you own a home…

  1. Wait, you own a *house*?!?! That’s crazy, Sholeh. I guess I’m old enough to have friends who own houses.

    Whenever Negin’s parents come visit us, they shoo us out of the house and then, much like Faerie brownies, proceed to sand, stain, and paint various and sundry surfaces. You know how parents do – demonstrating their care and love for their children in all manner of ways.

  2. Sholeh, Do you own a house? I own a condo. I wish that I had hilarious stories to tell you but every issue with this condo has a tragic ending. I will tell you that the contractors who did the renovation were indicted in Operation Cooked Code for illegal activities involving other renovations, not ours. But I would not be surprised to find out that we are not “up-to-code.” The contractors MO was to pay someone off in order to get the ok from the City Inspector. Sad. Maybe I’ll laugh someday about this. Maybe I won’t. I hope you never encounter such challenges. Jeanine

  3. It took me 2 months of living in my apt until I was comfortable to take pictures of it and post them online. Gotta put your best foot forward.

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