Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Fix it?

It's been well over a month since I've blogged. But I do have an excuse. :) We've moved. Across state! I know this might not seem like a big deal to some of you (if anyone actually reads this), but it's a big deal to me! I have always been in the same area my whole life. I grew up with all of my aunts, uncles, and grandparents within driving distance. So moving across state is a huge move for us. I'm pretty proud of myself. So far, so good. It helps to be able to keep in touch via phone calls and facebook.

That being said... You remember the day when you were younger and your mother said to you, "I hope one day you will live in an old apartment where nothing works! Maybe then you'll be grateful for what you have now!"? Remember those times? Yeah, well.. I'm pretty sure Mom jinxed me when she said that. Either that, or she really is able to perform feats of magic! (Just kidding, Mom.)

We knew this new place was an older place, and expected to have a few problems upon moving in. It's a duplex that's about 10 years older than I am. Well, to make a long story short, here's a list of things we've had problems with:
*leaky faucet
*leaky pipes under sink
*dishwasher (still haven't had this one fixed - hubby wants to "look at it")
*oven is filthy (on my "to do" list!)
*knob on stove (we have to check it regularly to make sure it's "off")
*washer (hose leaked)
*fuse (shorted out when light switch was bumped)

That's all I can remember right now. Know how long we've been here? Two weeks! Haha.. But I'm not complaining. Every time something else happens I just laugh. I'm pretty sure it drives my husband nuts when I laugh about the escalating problems. He says, "I'm glad you find this funny" as he tries to fix x,y and z.

All in all, we are glad to be here and we are loving it. I think the times we spend together asking "does it work now?" will keep us from asking the same question about our marriage later. So, I'm not too concerned about the problems we face, because I know we'll be stronger because of them.

Well, I'm off to clean the oven! Wish me luck!

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