One thing you may not know about me is I am a big fat chicken. I do NOT like being scared. I don’t watch scary movies, hate roller coasters, and have zero desire to visit a haunted house. So it goes without saying that dark, cobwebby basements are not my favorite.
With that in mind, it was not without hesitation that I spent my first weekend of home ownership cleaning my super scary basement. The house is almost 100 years old so you can imagine the cobwebs and other creepy crawlers hiding in the corners. Armed with a four-foot extension wand on my new (WARNING: Workplace plug) Garage Pro, I got up close and personal with every scare foot of concrete and beams in the dark recesses of my house.
While wedged between the furnace and some weird metal posts, it struck me that it’s probably a good thing that I crept into the nether regions of Hooville. Because I get scared so easily, being unfamiliar with what’s making strange noises could be my undoing, but by facing my fears I’ll be able to focus my overly active imagination on more important things––like who’s hiding in the shower.
(Note: I totally did not intend to write “scare” foot. Talk about Freud in action.)
I have news! I bought a house! (see below)
I’ve also revamped my website! Since I have a website for my design business, Ink Slinger Designs, I’m dedicating this site to writing.
Well, not JUST writing. I am scatterbrained, after all.
I’ve decided to document my adventures as a first-time homeowner here, where the entire internet can laugh and point at me. I have big plans:
installing a vanity*
lots of painting (including a huge design in the unfinished basement)
staining the back deck ad fence (aka Owen’s paradise)
tearing down a makeshift fort in the garage**
refinishing the kitchen counter
resealing the hardwood floors
mowing the lawn***
and much, much more!
Why keep this bounty of material to myself?
*I will not actually be performing this task, but I will take pictures of my hot carpenter
** believe me when I say I much prefer to keep this, but my inspector assured me it’s a hazard and might collapse
***I’m very excited to do this for the FIRST TIME!
Buckle up and prepare to be amused!