It’s been a week in the new house – so far, so good. We are getting used to the creaks and moans of the floor boards – note to self: future project in the living room – and the sounds the furnace makes when it kicks on. When we remember to turn up the heat. I’ve tackled just a tiny bit of gardening with my parents last weekend and this morning I surveyed the land for the amount of leaves I’ll have to rake. Result: a lot.
Some things I’ve learned:
1. The most useful and underrated spaces in a house are the basement, the garage, and the attic. “Where should I put our suitcases?” “The attic.” “Where are we going to keep the Christmas ornaments?” “The basement.” Etc. It’s easy.
2. Home Depot is awesome.
3. Do not wear heels to Home Depot.
4. When the leaves begin to fall from the trees around your house, curtains become essential.
5. There is always one closet in a house or apartment that never loses that weird homeless man smell that old cabinets can have.
6. Hanging your coats in that closet is not very smart.
7. Turn on the water before attempting to use the washing machine. DUH!
8. If you didn’t turn on the water, don’t be stupid and tell people about it. The heels at Home Depot already made you look stupid enough and your ego can only take so much.
9. Mums need to get watered. Just because you leave the nice pot outside of your front door, doesn’t mean mother nature will take care of it.
10. It’s nice to look out the bedroom window in the morning at my own yard, my own trees, and my own lawn.