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SavvyCat 03-12-2009 03:48 PM

Introducing SavvyCat
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I guess I should introduce myself since I've been asking so many questions lately. I bought my first house a year ago TODAY! Woohoo! It's 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a 2 car garage, 1187 s.f. I'm sort of handy, but not with big stuff. I know good work when I see it, though, and the former owner fancied himself handy with the big stuff and, I'm tellin' ya, he wasn't. Although serviceable for now, I will have to replace all of the shower tiles, floor tile, and pergo because of sloppy and failing installation. I just did the gutters getting rid of a horrendous home job, and need to replace the gate/fence in front.

The kitchen counters will get replaced just because they're BURNT ORANGE! Ugh! I almost didn't buy the house because of it, and the guy who just bought the house across the street said he looked at mine way back and it's precisely the reason he didn't buy it.

I call my house The Doublewide because of the way it's laid out. Mine passes straight through front to back, with the kitchen and living area all on one side, and the two bedrooms and baths all on the other side. Technically in a townhouse development c.1982, there were a few streets where they built essentially zero lot houses and that's what I have. No shared walls!

I had counted on my dad, a big-time handyman, coming out to do some things for me/with me like he always had my sister's houses, but he passed away unexpectedly a few months ago. Instead of a 3 minute phone call for some of the things I'm trying to do, I have now found this forum where I can wait from hours to days to finish a task (the outlet wiring all worked out great). It makes me feel so blonde! But thanks for helping out.

Anyway, I hope y'all don't mind the occasional seemingly dumb question. I got a million of 'em!

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