Owning a house is fun. You get to do whatever you want to do with your paint color, your yard, etc. I mean dang, put as many holes in the wall as you want!
After awhile of owning a house, though, you come to realize something very important: there’s no landlord. And that means no one to call and deal with the problems that arise. This wasn’t a surprise to us, we knew what we were getting into when we bought the place, but every once in awhile its a total drag.
Last weekend, for example. After being out of town for a long weekend kayaking, there was a lot of work to be done around. First up: mow the lawn. Oh wait, the lawnmower needs both gas AND oil. Trek to the hardware store, replace the oil in your lawnmower (are you asleep yet, yeah, snore). Then, the kitchen sink backs up AGAIN. At least this time we’re not hosting a party in an hour (praise the lord). D and I each took turns plunging for a half hour before it cleared up. Lovely, right?
Its glamorous business. And this probably sounds decidedly un-feminist, but a lot of the home reno blogs you read have something that D and I don’t: A Husband. We’re just two girls flexing our muscles and doing our best. And for that, I think we’re doing a dang good job.
This week I stumbled upon this article titled 47 things you need to survive home ownership. D and I are particularly good at #3, #7, and especially #46. There are some other great tips here as well.
What un-glamorous homeowner stories do you have??