The joys of owning a 90ish year old home

Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2008 by KiM

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.

Jamie says:

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.

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

kim. says:

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

casapinka says:

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

kim. says:

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.

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