This house was a “Repo” and so had all sorts of problems. The last people to live here were renters who were truly pigs. The house was an absolute mess with all sorts of problems. I really really don’t understand people like that as they have no self-pride or even self-worth to allow conditions to deteriorate so much. But, that’s just the way some people are, unfortunately. We did have the house inspected by both a certified inspector and a good friend of ours who builds homes for a living, so we knew about all the problems in the house when we bought it. We did get it at a cheap price, so putting in close to $100K is worth it to us to get the house we want.
Along with the various problems we are dealing with, the people never changed any filters or maintained the water system. For water, we are on a deep drilled well, and this area has very hard water along with iron and sulfides in it. The pressure tank bladder was leaking, the filters were a solid mess, the UV water purifier was burned out, and someone pulled out the softener! We changed the filters, but had to order everything else. So for the past month, we have had no potable drinking water and even using it for washing left really bad hard water stains and a bad smell from the iron and sulfides. We have been buying a ridiculous amount of bottled water to get by.
Finally, all the components came in, and the plumber is here right now installing everything! By tomorrow, I will finally have nice clean drinking water! I can’t wait for that first shower too
I also have the guy in doing the second coat of plastering for the walls. He expects to be finished it all tomorrow and I can finally start painting the house. It really needs it too! I don’t know who decorated this place, but their colour sense was truly atrocious! I have rooms where every wall is a different colour, one that has black, green, yellow, and pink walls…ll in the same room! Every wall in this house is a different colour.
The first room I am getting to is our new bedroom and bathroom. I need to get that primed and painted, then the bathroom vanities installed, then the flooring, the finally the doors all put in. After that, I can start on the rest of the house. I spent the last year redoing 44oo square feet of my old house and here I am starting all over again on a new house! I am a glutton for punishment