Thursday, December 02, 2004

Electrical Difficulties

I'm discovering more and more interesting observations about the OLD house we moved into.

#1 - Our walls are plaster with no insulation, we also have wood floors - which means, it gets colder than a brass brassier in there.
#2 - Even with the heater on, if you sit anywhere near a window you can actually FEEL A BREEZE, and we have alot of windows, so it's a good idea to just make sure you're wrapped up in a blanket like a burrito most of the time.
#3 - We cannot run the dishwasher and the washing machine at the same time, or it will overrun the pipes and cause the sewer system to back up into the back yard. NOT NICE.
#4 - We cannot have the TV on in the den and vaccum at the same time or we will blow a circuit breaker..every time, without fail.
#5 - There is an old vent in the living room floor - and if you pick up one corner and peer down inside, you will see SAND because it goes RIGHT UNDER THE HOUSE. This creeped Hubster and I out big time until we decided to think of it as an "escape hatch". We figured that if our house was ever being riddled with bullets, we could pull a LETHAL WEAPON survival method and dodge all the bullets! Whatever keeps us from having nightmares right? (I keep wondering how long it would take us to round up all three cats..hehe)
#6 - Our neighbors get up an an UNGODLY hour and turn their porch light on which shines right into our bedroom.
#7 - The neighbor across the street put a giant lit and decorated (with nice glass ornaments!) christmas tree outside on her front deck - I'm taking this as a sign that we live in a theft free neighborhood because it's been 3 days and it's still there with all the purty stuff on it. I might take this into consideration when we're decorating our tree...and we run out of purty stuff...
#8 - There is only ONE outlet in each room - I didn't think this would be a big deal when we moved in - but now that each room has about 5 power cords all plugged into each other on ONE outlet, I'm a little worried that it might be a fire hazard - and having one outlet just SUCKS.
#9 - We only have ONE phone outlet - which means when we want to get on the internet, we have to drag this long cord across the kitchen floor and one of us inevitably trips on it. We've had a few "The cat is tangled up in the damn cord AGAIN!" incidents...which actually, can be quite entertaining.
#10 - MANY people walk by our house each night on their way to the beach...and since it gets dark so early now - I just noticed that people can see right into our house. I guess I'll have to stop walking around in my skivies now...

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