Last night was our first night in our new house. Between my last post on Friday about settlement and this afternoon's post on our first night, we have learned several things relating to our new home.
See you have to understand, that with the DC/Baltimore housing market, there is no time for a home inspection. There is no time for anything. We spent maybe 25 minutes in this house before we wrote a contract on it, and hadn't been back until after settlment. Good thing we had taken some pictures with the digital cam.
So without further ado, here are the first 10 things we've discovered about or relating to our new house:
(1) Moving is a bitch. We really knew this, but had blocked previous moves from our memories. We rediscovered it all this weekend when, for example, they didn't have a 24 foot truck like we had ordered, so we had to make 2 moves in a 15 foot truck. Or like driving an extra 20 minutes out of our way, into a scary area of DC to pick up a handtruck that we didn't even end up using.
(2) One celing fan and at least 2 electrical outlets don't work.
(3) The dehumidifier needs to be emptied periodically.
(4) Our floor slopes a bit, but it's okay: it's hardly noticeable when you look at the windows, which slope a lot.
(5) We live on a one way street.
(6) There are no closets. I mean, there's one small one in one bedroom, and a slightly larger one shared by the other two bedrooms, and that's it. No linen closet, no pantry, no coat closet. No place to store extra TP or cans of soup.
(7) There is a really bright street lamp which makes the master bedroom WAY too bright at night, even with the blinds. Time to get curtains.
(8) We have no wiring for cable. Yet.
(9) Our bedroom is bigger than we thought, but...
(10) ...the living room is smaller.
I guess that this post wasn't really about our first night. Which was rather uneventful, except that we had to dig out an extension cord to plug in a fan, because there is no celing fan in the bedroom (yet), and the dogs decided to relieve themselves in the house rather than brave the storm last night. (Sigh)