Home Buying Discoveries

January 17th, 2006 at 2:15 am


The process of buying a house has been an interesting one. There’s the excitement of starting to look, the despair of feeling like you’ll never find anything, the thrill of finding something no one else has seemed to find yet. It’s all very rollercostery.

We took possession last Monday and spent the past weekend frantically trying to get everything done before we move this coming Friday. Unfortunately, our visions of the magnificent progress we would make was hampered by the realities of buying a 60+ years old house.

Our first setback was discovering that during the renovation of the house, done at some point in the last few years, the renovators drywalled overtop of the old plaster and lathe walls. This, in and of itself, isn’t a huge issue, but when you’re cutting through walls to pull phone (and ethernet… so nerdy :P ) and your drywall saw gets snagged on the lathe behind the plaster and the handle pulls right off, this can be a little… unpleasant. With much strugling with the saw I managed to get the remodel box hole cut and fit upstairs eventually, so when I finish the phone distribution panel in the basement we’ll have a nice wall-phone-jack (and ethernet!) in our bedroom. Now I just need to come up with a plan for cutting the remodel box hole in the office. I think I might need to get me a jigsaw!

Anywho, I thought I might chronicle the adventures we’ve had with our lovely new home, and so I’ve created a new category on this blog to track house related postings. Expect more in the near future (maybe).