Monday, November 25, 2013

Water Deduction and extra info....

We finally received the Water bill deduction!  It was $124 which was an amazing Christmas Gift.  Our bill for two months is now $33.75.  Wooohoo.  So for those who were hesitant about having the bill adjusted. Go ahead and try for it!  What do you have to lose?  I will warn you though.  It is a pain and you have to call a few times.  

FYI on Dehumidifiers.....

We were gifted a dehumidifier from our PM at closing since we have a basement.  Friday I had Ryan homes contractors out fixing the baseboard issue I spoke about earlier.  The gentlemen unplugged our dehumidifier and said to make sure it wasn't one that was recently recalled for catching fire.  THANKFULLY, our model was not recalled.  But I just wanted to give everyone a heads up who recently may have purchased one.  There were tons of them on the list.  So be sure to check it out.  

That is all I have for now! I hope you all enjoy you're Thanksgiving Holiday!

Monday, November 11, 2013


Just wondered if anyone else has noticed this. Our baseboards at the seam where they meet are separating. I am sure with the settling of the house.  It really is an eye sore in some areas though.  Is this something I should bring up to my PM at the 10 month inspection?  Or is this something to be expected in general?

Also, the trim around my entry door from my garage has a lot of defects and the door seems too as well.  The paint job actually seems to make it worse.  Is this something you would deal with or have them fix?  Sometimes I over react so I want to make sure.  Please be honest HA!  Our garage door is missing paint in several areas from where it has peeled and chipped.  I just feel like after 3 months it should still look "new."

:) Thanks for your help in advance!

Hello Energy Efficient Home and Trees!

Really loving the energy efficiency of our home.  The gas bill was so low this month!  We ran the heat basically all month.  Our gas bill was about $27 and we are on budget bill so I actually pay $37.  Also, our electric bill was so much lower.  I do however wish I could say that about our water bill.  It is averaging about $70/mo.  We really aren't home enough to justify what much.  Our Sewer is actually more expensive than the water portion.  Our last home our water bill averaged $107 quarterly and for bi-monthly here it is $150 this month.  Crazy.

I am getting anxious to decorate for the holidays.  I think I may decorate early!  I have been doing some crafty burlap wreaths for the holidays.  I posted my first creation on my facebook and ended up having people wanting to order them!  So now I have yet another side business to add to my 10000 other things going on.

We had some random purchases this weekend.  On Friday a gentlemen came by our door selling peep holes.  If you have the door like ours it has a window at the top.  But really there is no way to see who is there unless you look through the window.  That was the quickest sale I have ever been apart of.  He told me about it.  I turned away to answer my sons question and he was already drilling! AHH  needless to say it is a convenience to have that nifty hole there to see who is knocking.  But now I see how he makes his money.  Lastly, our back yard came with no trees or plants.  Our neighbors have been planting which prompted us to look as well.  My husband was doing some yard work and a gentlemen rolled up to our house with a truck bed full of trees!  So now we have a Red Maple and Red Bud Tree in our back yard. The Red Bud they placed by our morning room so hopefully it will be pretty to see in the spring time.

I hope you all are enjoying your homes.  I really love reading all of your posts.  Sorry I don't leave as many messages.  A lot of times I check my blog while I am on break at work.  So responses don't happen as easily.  Hope you all have a wonderful week!

The Red Bud we planted by our morning room window.

The Red Maple near our property line