Friday, March 25, 2011

House VS Nesters: House 5, Nesters 2

We continue to wrestle with all those little joys that make homeowning what it is.
The electricity in the bedroom blinked on and off all night. Now it is off. At several points during deep sleep, I was awakened to the overhead fan light not so gently nudging me awake. Now, when I want it on, no dice.
The washer continues to balk. It is brand new; there is little support for customers via the company, but I did send an email last night. AND I called the handyman, who is busy working on the realtor's new rental purchase. He held off to work on ours, thinking it would have been done long ago.
We still can't make the stove come on, so I am planning microwave and salad meals and those things I can make using a toaster oven since the new toaster oven has arrived.
R. is going to the old place to swab the floors thoroughly. Actually, he needs to rent a professional floor scrubber to get the place where the fridge used to be clean. He was able to dispose of that fridge through the electric company, which took it off our hands and gave us $50. The old place is now empty except for the old futon, which the guy cleaning out the place said he would take. Today sometime, R will give the keys back to the landlady. I'm glad to be shed of that.

7 comments:

marlyat2 said...

Well, when you have managed the kinks it well be Nesters in Nest...

Hilarious title. For the rest of us, anyway. Hope it is a Nest soon.

Robin said...

I found that using the toaster oven works great for most things and we hardly ever use the oven. I am glad that you are giving the keys to the landlady today. Yaaaay! It's definitely time to be free of that horrible old place.

You are really waking us up to the problems of buying a new home. We are looking too, but we will look thoroughly and carefully at any potential home. Of course some problems are always with you in home ownership. But it seems to me, so much of this should have been fixed prior to your move-in.

Robbi said...

Richard didn't give the keys back today. He plans to hold them over the landlady's head so she gives us our deposit back, or at least part of it. I don't think she has any intention of doing it. He has a plan. I am glad that I will be here waiting for the tv to arrive. I miss Top Chef, and I want to see the finale of Big Love. Yes, it's shmaltzy, but I enjoy it. I'll miss it. I hope Madmen is back soon too.

Robbi said...

Yep Marly. It's an instant joke.

Robin said...

I doubt that keeping the keys will make any difference at all. You're legally required to return them to her once your occupancy ends. And it's all too easy for your landlady to simply change the lock AND deduct the cost of the door lock change from your deposit if you get any deposit back.

I'd go for the clean break and be done with her, rather than pointlessly making her angry.

Robin said...

By the way, like Marly, loved the title! Even when things seem overwhelming to you, your sense of humor peeks through. Good for you!

Robbi said...

I spoke to R about the keys. I tend to agree, but he is mad. I told him to restrain himself; what we want is results, after all.