Monday, March 05, 2012

Adventures in homeownership.

Yesterday was the hottest day so far since we moved in, it was a little over 90ºF and the house stayed under 70ºF, even with a window open, and coming and going to the hot garage. This bodes well for the days over 100ºF in the summer!

We tried to hook our dishwasher up over the weekend, but after 3 trips to Home Depot we finally managed to find a long enough hose, but not the right valve. The valve labeled with the right size doesn't work, so it was either in the wrong box, or what we have isn't really a "half-half-three-eighths" valve. We even took the old valve with us to "make sure we got the right size". On Sunday afternoon I came back into the kitchen from starting a load of laundry in the garage and the doorknob came off in my hand. Cue 4th trip to Home Depot. At least doorknobs don't come in a plethora of sizes.

Meanwhile, the fridge is in the dining area, and will stay there till Matt gets home from Japan unless I decide to figure out the circular saw and cut a board to prop up it's back half to get it level. Even after that I'm not entirely sure I will be able to haul it up on to the board. So I will be going back to Home Depot for the 5th time in 3 days to get green paint. I might as well paint that wall while the fridge is pulled out. Should I have had my mail redirected to Home Depot instead of the house?

Friday, March 02, 2012

Happy Friday

I got the job! Clinical research project coordinator on a study related to Alzheimer's Disease. I'll be working in an office building very close to my old lab, so I can even meet my old workmates for a beer after work.