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Thursday
Jan102008

The joys of owning a 90ish year old home


This week has been a crazy week for me. I was stuck at home Monday and Tuesday with a leaky basement (we had VERY mild weather) and realized I had to get the eavestrough replaced on the left side of the house ($800). Then I had to skip work today because I had an electrician coming in to replace my electrical panel with breakers instead of fuses and some other minor stuff. ($2800). I have just GOT to plug the electrical company that came because they were SUPER nice, worked hard, and did a few extra things for me when they noticed some shady work in the basement. So anyone in Ottawa needing electrical work done, call Ellacott Electric. They rock and although I almost teared up when I wrote that cheque, I have a nice fuzzy feeling now that I know my house has less of a chance burning to the ground. And that photo above? Compared to what that used to look like, it's a work of ART.

Reader Comments (5)

I SOOO know what you mean. "oh my god" is not what you want to hear out of an electricians mouth. (our experience in a 60+ year old house) A good one who won't try to rip you off is a godsend.

10 Jan 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Poor Kim! It's always the unsexy stuff that costa the most!

10 Jan 2008 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

Jamie, you're so right. And when he came up and said "Um, Kim, you might want to come and see this" my heart sank. (But he fixed it for free!!!!) And Jo, I think my new electrical panel is DAMN SEXY. LOL

10 Jan 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Kim, maybe a bit of wallpaper around the panel and some pink paint where that white is?

11 Jan 2008 | Unregistered Commentercasapinka

Pink, please tell me you're kidding. LOL. Like I don't have enough things to do with this disaster of a house...although some pink down there in the musty dungeon might liven things up a tad, and make me want to go down and do laundry.

11 Jan 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

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