Home Ownership

DSC02025 On Thursday I be­came a home­own­er! What a frig­gin process it was though. I’ll go in­to more de­tail with that in a fur­ther post. Right now I’m en­joy­ing my cur­rent dis­as­ter area. I pulled out all the car­pet, padding and tack­board stuff that evening, so the floors are a bit rough right now. The wall­pa­per is old and nico­tine-stained, and the bath­room door won’t stay open, but the place is mine, fi­nal­ly. I had lots of help from a friend who is now a neigh­bor and a few oth­ers too. I’ve been en­joy­ing beer on my front porch.

I’ve al­so dropped a shit-ton of mon­ey get­ting emer­gency needs this week­end. Tomorrow I hope to get my kitchen put away and the dry­er vent hooked up. Then, pulling more sta­ples. I know I’ve be­come my moth­er when stuff like that sounds fun. Except more beer is in­volved with me. Whee!

9 thoughts on “Home Ownership

  1. shoot. I for­got about your re­quest for as­sis­tance…

    i could’ve come this morn­ing for the old-apart­ment-clean­ing, too.

    hope every­thing went smoov­ly and with­out too many hic­cups (ex­cept beer-bred.) let me/us(hood) know if more help is nec­es­sary.

  2. Congrats on your pur­chase, Adam!

    My fam­i­ly and I bought a thir­ty-year-old in­vest­ment prop­er­ty out­side of Cuyahoga County a few weeks ago, and it is/​was beat up pret­ty bad­ly. So I feel your en­joy­ment of stick­ing your arm in­side nasty duct­work, pick­ing trash out of crawl spaces, and wash­ing down every square inch of the place. And I agree that beer, par­tic­u­lar­ly Great Lakes, makes the job a whole lot bet­ter.

    Drop me a line if you need a hand.

  3. Congratulations, Adam! Welcome to the joys of home­own­er­ship. I, too, went through the fun of car­pet rip­ping and sta­ple pulling, and I agree that stuff like that is weird­ly sat­is­fy­ing when the place is yours. Good luck.

  4. Thanks, guys! Only 8 months ago I was with­in a hairs­breadth of leav­ing Cleveland, and now here I am, en­trench­ing my­self. 🙂

  5. May this be the first of many great re­al-es­tate ex­pe­ri­ences for you. It’s a great way to get ahead in your spare time. The good thing about Cleveland is that the bad man­age­ment by the lo­cal gov­ern­ments is still keep­ing prices low. There should be bar­gains out there for a few more years. Then, once “we the peo­ple” get it to­geth­er, prices will rise.

  6. Welcome to the won­der­ful, top­sy-turvy world of home ownser­ship. And Congratulations! Let me know if you need any help… or sup­plies, tools, etc. Free ad­vice on what NOT to do, too…

  7. Adam, con­grat­u­la­tions on the new house! Best luck set­tling in and mak­ing it in­to your home. 🙂

  8. Congrats Adam. Let me know if you need any help with con­struc­tion projects in the new digs. I might be able to fi­na­gle some time off to come help.

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