Category: First World Problems

This thing is taunting me!

Due to neverending electrical issues, our fancy split A/C unit is installed, but still doesn’t work. (We now need to have Con Edison come out and update the meters. Something you’d think our idiot electrician would have mentioned earlier than…

Mess with my marble…

Today, the electricians returned to complete the work so we could pass our second inspection, which is scheduled for this Wednesday. I worked from home to let them in. We haven’t been huge fans of these electricians, despite finding them…

When it rains…

It pours. Literally. As husband pumps the water from Derecho out of our basement (ugh), I thought I’d take a quick moment to describe our annoying renovation setback. Today we were due to have an inspector sign off on our…

Advice from the real experts

Husband and I have been going back and forth about whether to install a master bathroom or not. We’d have to do it from scratch – all the plumbing, fixtures, tiling, shower, etc. – as it would be located where…

It’s all about the budget

This week has been an eye opener for the budget. Husband and I were planning on fixing up the facade and hiring a crew to help us finish the third floor this spring so we can finally, finally, finally finish…

Battle of the blue

Our plan has always been to duplex the top two floors of the house, so we had to add an extra door in front of the staircase to do this. (Otherwise Sylvester the cat will be all over the place.)…

The five dreaded words

“There’s water in the basement” is the phrase that gives us a feeling of palpable dread and anxiety. Dealing with it was certainly not something we wanted to dedicate a weekend to. Especially when husband informed me that it would…

S@*t you don’t budget for

We just spent $428 on light switches. That’s right. You read it correctly. Light switches, dimmers, and plates. When you’re renovating, you know certain things are going to cost an arm and a leg. You save up for appliances and…

Victory!

Today we got monster corner cabinet into our house. There were very limited options as it wouldn’t fit up the stairs and there was no way to get it to the backyard through the first floor (we even tried our…