Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Closing Out The Year

I did something today that is a first in my life.

I bought a house.

I owned the farmhouse that burned down (I and my sister - it was in a trust), but I never paid anything for it, since it was inherited. So this was kinda different.

Road Pig wanted to sell the house I'm living in, and he wanted to give me the first shot at it. If I had said no, he wanted to sell to someone who would keep it as a rental. Of course I'd have no idea what those terms might be with a new owner. We both assumed it would be far cheaper for me to just purchase the place. It really doesn't cost much in utilities, so that shouldn't be a problem.

First thing I did was try to replace a door knob on the storage closet in the master bathroom. The hole was slightly smaller than the new knob, and I got PO'd and whacked it to get it to fit. That was the cue for it to puke it's guts out the end.

So much for home improvement.....

And Happy New Year, everyone!

9 comments:

SteveK said...

Congratulations on being a homeowner again, Jeff! Sounds like a great decision to buy your house, and it's a good and familiar place for you to live. Best of luck and best wishes for 2014!

Cousin Steve

Jess said...

Happy New Year!

Cathy Monroe said...

Congratulations on being a homeowner.

jed said...

Good morning, Jeffro. Congrats on becoming a homeowner again. Now you can once again experience all the joys of being responsible for repairs! :O Of course, the upside is you can make it be really your place now. That's the thing I hate about renting. If I owned the place I live in, I'd be making some changes hereabouts.

In closing out 2013, I'd be remiss in not saying a word about Andy Granatelli.

Hoping for a great year for you, Jeffro, and for me too!

creakypavillion said...

Aren't you full of surprises? Congrats, Jeff

Jeffro said...

Heh. You might think I overshare, but there is a lot going on I don't say anything about. Gotta keep that illusion of mystery, doncha know. ;)

drjim said...

Congrats and Happy New year!

jed said...

> You might think I overshare

I suspect most of think this is an understatement.

Jeffro said...

I suspect most of think this is an understatement.

[snicker....]