They are ripping the shingles off of my sunporch as I type this. The water leak that I repaired awhile back had done more damage than I suspected. Time to rip it off and start over. They are going to replace the plywood in several spots and reflash and reshingle the sunporch. This started out [...]
Archive for the 'home' Category
I sprained my wrist at work last Friday, so renovations on the house have slowed. Luckily, I’m not the painter so that work is still getting done and I am doing the stuff I can do with limited use of my left hand. If I had sprained my right wrist I would be in a [...]
It is a sad state of affairs when they tell me that we are still on to close at 3 and I really don’t believe them. I fully expect to get there and there be some hold up of some sort.
We will see.
We may never close. It seems that Real Estate and it’s tangential industries have so much money floating around in them that anyone can get a job in it. Competence and a sense of urgency seem to not only be optional, but somewhat discouraged.
The plat still hasn’t been signed off on by Columbia County, so [...]
Turns out that yesterday was not Closing Eve. There seems to be a problem with how the plat was recorded by the surveyor, and with the surveyor’s office being closed today, closing wont happen until Monday. This really sucks because it puts me 4 days behind in my work and throws off all the money [...]
Since closing on this new house is like waiting on christmas for me, I would just like to wish everyone Happy Closing Eve. I’m quite excited. Short of getting struck dead by an act of God, we will own a house tomorrow at this time.
Shortly thereafter, a hellified amount of work starts.
Waiting on the 31st so that we can close on our new house is like waiting on Christmas. Or in this case, Halloween.
Much like the house we just sold, it’s a 1960’s ranch fixer-upper. You know, that thing Marilyn said she would never buy again. HA. Actually, it’s not so much a fixer-upper as an [...]
My lovely wife and I are now officially not the owners of a house. Our house in North Augusta closed today. I have mixed emotions about the event. We made good money off the deal, but I loved that house. I sweated and cursed and figured out 99% of everything I know about home repair [...]
I was pondering the bailout bill today and realized that I have an inherent conflict of interest in the matter and therefore won’t be commenting much.
I think handing Wall Street (or anybody for that matter) $700 billion is just plain stupid. Taking the risk out of financial markets removes the only downside to making stupid [...]
I made my first attempt at frying plantains today. I would have to rate it a complete failure. I got the grease too hot and it really crisped up the outside of the plantains really fast without cooking the inside enough. In the future I think I will go with thinner slices of plantain and [...]