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Friday, May 05, 2006

House update

I just signed a big pile of disclosure forms yesterday to get the ball rolling on the purchase of my grandmother's house. Closing was originally projected for May 15, but it looks like a more realistic date is May 31.

Now I have to start lining up an electrical contractor (I want to completely replace the electrical system) and a general contractor (repair a plaster ceiling, replace the front porch, do a few other jobs that are beyond my abilities). Need to get paint, too, lots of paint. I already have much of the furniture and furnishings - some of the stuff, like a kitchen table with matching chairs, a set of cooking pots, and a set of cast-iron skillets, I bought more than ten years ago. Oh, and bookcases...I'll need lots and lots of bookcases. Including at least one barrister bookcase for the kitchen.

This will be an interesting summer.

2 comments:

Gort said...

I've been a home owner for a long time. It's great that no one can tell you what to do but when you have a leak you can't pick up the phone and tell the landlord about it.

Betz said...

Harold, since the husband cannot defend himself I shall volunteer him to help with painting.....;)
All kidding aside, let us know if we can help.
P.S. I enjoyed catching up on your blogs.