It seems like every summer is a constant reminder of what needs to be done around the house. Being relatively new to home ownership, I usually allocate one big project per year. Boy was I wrong this year!
Bay Window. This year was replacing the massive 5 panel bay window. Some bright engineer decided that would be a good idea to design a window that doesn't open! My wife and I would sit in the living room watching helplessly as the beautiful breeze would be stopped in it's tracks by the 5 paper thin panels. We knew that something had to be done. The Bay Window has now been replaced and it has made a HUGE difference.
Pool. Well we didn't stop there. To save money on air conditioning we needed to have a different source of relief. That is when we decided to get a INTEX pool. Paige insisted that the backyard was flat. I didn't think it was. Well, sure enough it was just about as flat as a wave pool. So we needed to get 4 yards of dirt to fill it in. Then we needed to tamp it. For those of you who have used a manual tamper (30 pounds of square iron with a handle) you will feel my pain. Apparently the fire department will fill the pool but when we called they said that they didn't. So I filled it with the hose. All 14,000 litres of it! I don't even want to see the water bill.
Outlet. Well we need to have pumps running and it just so happened that our outdoor outlet didn't work. So I called the electrician. Yesterday he came and fixed the outdoor outlet and a few kitchen ones to boot. While he was here we thought that it would nice to run a another line to our kitchen so we don't blow a fuse every day! (I'm not lying, everything is on the same circuit). Sure enough he's back today running a line.
Shower. Yesterday my tenant told me that the shower tiles are peeling from the walls. I checked it out and now the shower needs to be replaced. Bathfitters... Here we come! :) While we're there, we'll likely discover that we also need a completely new upstairs bathroom/kitchen!
Can anybody else relate to this endless parade of home "improvements"? I'd love to hear your thoughts.