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29 March 2015 @ 07:38 pm
 
Homeownership, man.
I love it. And it annoys me.
Don't get me wrong, I knew it came with extra costs that renting doesn't and I don't regret buying.

This week I will be learning how to replace water heater elements because my water heater keeps tripping. I also think this is the cause of our insane electric bill. I am going to just replace the elements for now because it should only run me about $30 for everything I need. But I am now making plans to replace the entire tank with a newer more energy efficient tank.

This is where the annoyance of homeownership comes in, I keep finding new things to be replaced or upgraded! I don't know what to do first and I don't have the money to do anything!

Actually I think the water heater should be number one.

After the water heater, I think maybe the windows might be next. I am pretty sure they are the original windows which means I can buy windows that will be more energy efficient. Windows and then doors. Well maybe doors, than windows. Only so I can get doors that have animal doors installed on them.

Water heater.
Doors.
Windows.
Bathtub/bathroom sink.
Kitchen appliances.
Kitchen cabinets/sink.
Washer and dryer.

That's not a lot but it is expensive! Especially because I totally plan to get what I want and not settle because of cost. I will be living here forever, and I am going to have nice things that will last.
 
 
 
katieheeeeeylove on March 30th, 2015 12:22 am (UTC)
VERY expensive, but it beats living with parents! I know you know this as much as I know this ;-)
Samanthasunshinefields on March 30th, 2015 12:33 am (UTC)
Oh, does it ever! Not to mention it will be very rewarding and satisfying when it is all done. :)
sunshadowsunshadow on March 30th, 2015 07:23 pm (UTC)
We've been here 10 years are still working on replacing a lot of those things. We still need new doors one is broken, we did finally replace a different one that was broken, new bathtub and surround/tile, our oven's been broken for 7 years, our frig needs to be replaced, our water heater is going to go any day, and we need siding. The windows we just got were as much as a car. Damn. It's just a lot, but it's still good to have a place that is your very own. :)
lisa marie.sinonmybody on March 31st, 2015 01:02 am (UTC)

I so needed to read this right now because I'm on a major trip about permarenting and being over the military moving thing, so thank you!  although I am sorry you are dealing with it!  ♡