Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The First Week in our New Home

Well, like in any house you buy, you always find a few things you missed when you were "just looking".   We need to remember that this is an older house, built in 1980, so there are things we plan to add, change or remove.  Added to the to-do list this week (and everything comes after buying a new boat!) was putting exhaust fans in the two bathrooms, transforming the wall of shelves in the family room to a custom made wall unit for our new 55" TV, and taking down the built in desk in the 3rd bedroom so we can move our regular office furniture in.

I've spent a lot of time on the computer or the phone taking care of changing our address with "everyone".  We opened a new bank account at a local bank, changed all the automatic deposits, and set up the new automatic payments.   And of course unpacking boxes and trying to figure out where everything is going to go.

Probably the most frustrating event this week was the installation of Direct TV. We had an excellent technician.  But he went through so much just to get us hooked up especially having to make his way through about 12 inches of blown in insulation in the attic.  You can see where Rich took an old blanket to cover the clothes in the closet, because the technician had to enter the attic through the closet crawl space.  As you can see - once the door was opened, a ton of the insulation fell and pretty much covered the ladder and the closet floor.

I think it took him close to five hours (and that included a trip to Sebring for another receiver) before he was finally finished and all three TVs were working.

The rest of the week was more of the same.

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