Saturday, November 18, 2006

Well, we've moved

It's been 4 weeks since we moved in, and we still aren't totally settled. But we're getting closer.

Today there are strange men in my basement installing a new furnace for us. The old furnace was really old, and really inefficient, so we're upgrading it. Here's the old one:

Assorted 170

It's hanging out in the front yard, waiting to be taken away. Thank goodness the cost of a new furnace includes taking away the old one.

The furnace men told us it would take a couple of hours to install the new furnace, and they've been here for almost 5 hours so far. I think they must have run into some unexpected problems. I just hope it all turns out okay!! My feet are cold.

And now I will share some photos of our lovely (heh!) new bathroom.

Main Floor Vanity Main Floor Bathtub Main Floor Toilet

Note the lovely puke-yellow fixtures. When we moved in, the vanity was really filthy, but now that it's clean, it looks a little better. Still, not something we want to live with for the next 5 years. Plus, last weekend, I discovered that the bathtub was leaking into the basement ceiling, which is not something we can really allow to go on. We taped up the leak with some "Magic Tape" - that might not be its real name, but it's designed for that sort of thing, anyways. It's not leaking now, but some half-assed tape isn't exactly a long-term solution. So now we need to start shopping for bathroom renovations. Ugh! I mean, it'll be great to have that bathroom renovated. The tile floor is loose and everything is yellow. But I don't look forward to interviewing the contractors, and deciding on all the new stuff to put in, and having it actually renovated. Nope, not at all.


jacquieblackman said...

Did you end up going with Best Air Serv??

ian said...

It seems more like a SNOT yellow than a PUKE yellow to me.

Either way, it's got to go.


Sue said...

Jacquie - yup! We got 3 estimates, one was Best Air Serv - and they were the clear winners. Thanks for the recommendation!

jacquieblackman said...

Excellent! I'm glad it worked out!