All moved in

Posted by twisterghost on May 16, 2018, 7:08 a.m.

All moved in to my new house. We settled on May 4th, moved on May 5th, and haven't been back to the old apartment, which I'm supposed to be cleaning to help avoid a terrible cleaning bill. Oh well, I have until June 16th for that and future me is totally capable.

The house has been really nice so far, save for a couple of minor issues. Theres a lot of room here for our dog to explore, and a backyard for him to run about. The detached garage was converted to a workshop by the previous owner, which was a huge draw for me. Though, I haven't been able to get going on anything in there - most of my time is spent still settling into the house and tackling some other housework like tending to the yard that was overgrown since they stopped caring for it once they got offers.

It'll take a bit to knock out the "todo after move in" list, but we're getting there. Like I said though, we've discovered a few issues. The upstairs shower drain seems to be leaking, as I discovered when I came down from my shower and our front foyer light fixture was flooded with water. Additionally, we have an outdoor stairwell leading down into the basement that rain just looooves to pour into, and the drain at the base of the stairs turned out to not actually be a drain, but just a small hole with a drain grate over it. So, that fills up in about 0.2 picoseconds and water begins to flood there, eventually seeping under the door and soaking a part of our basement carpet. For now, I've got a tarp set up over the stairs. I called an awning guy about getting an estimate to try and redirect some of the water.

That's a good way to put where my life is at right now: "I called an awning guy"

I'm really gunning to get back to my regular game development schedule soon. I had a good thing going on for a while pre-house-purchase and now I have my own nice office and everything. Once the volume of chores settles out, I'm gonna be focusing some more weekend time to that.

If you're in the NA mid-atlantic, I hope you're dealing with all this rain well. It's been a looot.

~tg

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flashback 1 year, 6 months ago

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The upstairs shower drain seems to be leaking, as I discovered when I came down from my shower and our front foyer light fixture was flooded with water. Additionally, we have an outdoor stairwell leading down into the basement that rain just looooves to pour into, and the drain at the base of the stairs turned out to not actually be a drain, but just a small hole with a drain grate over it. So, that fills up in about 0.2 picoseconds and water begins to flood there, eventually seeping under the door and soaking a part of our basement carpet.
Your home inspector did a bad job and should feel bad.

NeutralReiddHotel 1 year, 5 months ago

agreed

twisterghost 1 year, 6 months ago

Yeah, he pointed out the basement stair drain, but said it was a drain and not just some weird water catch. He def didn't find the shower leak, though to his credit, it takes the shower running for like 10 minutes before you start to see the water come out. Not a great excuse though. Luckily, we got a home warranty and since he didn't find the shower leak, they'll cover the charge for the plumber to fix it.

Ronnica 1 year, 5 months ago

Congratulations on the home!

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That's a good way to put where my life is at right now: "I called an awning guy"

I love this.

NeutralReiddHotel 1 year, 5 months ago

Fuck man, I'm glad you got a home because that's what I want too (a huge goal), but with those issues I'd nope out so fast… especially since it was such a recent purchase.

I suppose the previous owners are just glad to get rid of it and get some cash huh.

twisterghost 1 year, 5 months ago

Luckily its not been too bad. Suprisingly, the previous owner was reluctant to leave. The house is super nice barring the basement seepage issue. Looking into that problem some more, we got the gutters redone with new downspout locations, and we might be able to solve more of the problem with landscaping the yard.

But really, the house is amazing. Four finished floors (incl. attic and basement), plus the workshop and whatnot. Overall happy with it, but its really weird to put so much time, energy and money into something and realize there's no turning back really.

All things considered, I'm happier in the house + solving the problems than I was in an apartment. It still doesn't feel real, like it still feels like we're renting the place, but I'm just so much happier with my surroundings.

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