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JIGGY HAS A NEW HOUSE!

August 31 2012 at 9:52 AM
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Woohoo dude! You are finally a real boy!

I googled "ugly housewarming gift" and this is what came up

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Enjoy!


So super happy excited for you happy.gifhappy.gifhappy.gif

 
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August 31 2012, 9:57 AM 

Congratulations, mister! This lady is coming to your house with a pineapple:

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August 31 2012, 10:12 AM 

Congrats Jiggy!

So exciting to feel like the work you do around your house is for yourself now!

 
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August 31 2012, 12:44 PM 

YaY for Jiggy!!! =D happy.gif


 
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August 31 2012, 1:16 PM 

May your new house be free of ugly camel statues.

 
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September 2 2012, 9:25 AM 

COOLIO TO HEAR!

here's some house music for ya


 
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September 2 2012, 3:41 PM 

Congrats on the new home!

 
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September 2 2012, 4:31 PM 

Super congrats Jiggy!

Please post some pics when you get a chance, you homo-owner.

 
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September 2 2012, 6:13 PM 

For the Pean and Diesel

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and a little something for your end table

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The stuffed peppers are ready to bring over. When's the shindig?

 
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September 2 2012, 9:04 PM 

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Puppy!

 
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September 2 2012, 9:12 PM 

We ALL bundle................











..........bundle......................












Everybody..Have fun tonight.
Everybody.....Wang Chung tonight.....

 
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September 5 2012, 5:13 AM 

Thanks everybody!

Why is it that I could go to a dealership and drive away in a brand new car in under 20 minutes but it takes 3 MONTHS to close on a stupid house?!!

I am glad I have it though.

It's old (Built in 1940) and the electrical needs updating but otherwise, it's a pretty good house.  Luckily, I work with 17 electricians who all said they will do the labor if I buy the material. YAY!

My internets were down over the weekend so I spent a minimum of 12 hours each day prepping the walls and ceilings for paint. You can't tell I was in there at all.

So

Much

Work

Fun though.

I've got wood flooring on order from Home Depot and am having them install it. Now all I have to do is move my crap, fix the gutters, paint the roof, clear the yard, remodel the kitchen, change all the light fixtures, relocate the power for the garage to an underground conduit, re-screen every window (and there are a LOT of them), re-glaze every window, put epoxy paint on the basement floor.

Oh, and the basement has a bathroom with a shower. Help me pick out a creepy shower curtain worthy of a basement?


 
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September 5 2012, 7:25 AM 

Congratulations, Jiggy!

 
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Appalled
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September 5 2012, 9:10 AM 

Congrats Jiggy!

 
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Anonowanger
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September 5 2012, 9:16 AM 

Creepy, right?

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Tell me how to walk into a dealership and out with a new car in 20 minutes. I couldn't even do that at Carmax, the no-haggle, stupid high price on used cars place. Teach me, sensei.

 
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September 5 2012, 12:11 PM 

I don't know, Anon. I bought my car brand new at a Ford dealership in Honolulu over my lunch break.

In fact, it has pretty much worked that way for every car I've ever bought.

Maybe they couldn't do a credit check on you since you're anonymous.


 
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Ginny
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September 5 2012, 12:15 PM 

Really? Carmax took me like half an hour. I made sure I had the approval lined up before I went in though.

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September 5 2012, 2:26 PM 

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September 5 2012, 2:29 PM 

We need pictures! What the hell?


 
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September 5 2012, 2:52 PM 

I pay cash! They hate that. Maybe that's why.

I'm not a secert millionaire. I buy new, drive it for as many years as it lasts, and save money to buy a new one again.

Do you just say, I'll pay what's on that sticker? 10% below it? 5? I had someone tell me the $500 documentation fee could be the hot dog and balloon fund, he wasn't taking it off. I loved that guy.

 
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September 6 2012, 1:34 AM 

For the car I drive now, I paid the sticker price and made them eat the $2000 shipping charge. I probably could have negotiated a little more but I hate haggling.

The new house joys continued today when I went to investigate the reason why the upstairs toilet flushed slow. I emptied the water, unbolted it from the floor and moved it out of the way and dangled a light down through the sewer line looking for clingons. Nothing. Clean as a shit whistle. So I turned the toilet over on its side and found the culprit. It was jammed full of tampon applicators. JOY!

It's all fixed now. BTW those wax rings that go under the toilet are a disgusting mess to clean off and replace.

 



You're comparing apples and exceptionally bad taste -DJ

ETA I don't have any pictures from the outside of the house really but if you google 45-3454 Koa Street it'll be the first link (Trulia) and there are some pics there.

I have fixed the peeling paint on the outside already, ripped out the carpets, am getting ready to paint the interior and have hand scraped hickory Tuscany floors coming that Home Depot is installing.

It's a 3 bed 1 bath plantation style home but it also has a basement room and toilet and shower down there so it could be a 4/2.

It was built in 1940 but has been maintained fairly well but never remodeled.

The lot is 12,000 square feet which is pretty big for in town. Unfortunately, half of it hasn't been touched in 10 years so I have a lot of clearing to do.

For the same money I could have bought a newer house that doesn't need any work but they don't have any character. I like this one, plus it is in the perfect location for me.



    
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September 6 2012, 1:56 AM 

Sorry. I didn't know what else to do with the applicators.

 
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September 6 2012, 2:18 AM 

I guess it just took that first one to hit the drain at the exact wrong angle and it got lodged. The rest of them just piled up like some biohazard Jenga puzzle behind it.

It kind of irks me because the lady that rented the place for ten years will tell you she knows ALL about home building, plumbing, home repairs, you name it, she knows it. So why has she been flushing plastic applicators into a cesspool for 10 years? She knows damn well there isn't a sewer system here.

Luckily, when we did the cesspool inspection, it was fine. The thing is 25 feet deep with a 10 foot diameter and it only had 5 inches of water in the bottom. Plus 5 more inches of tampon applicators that will never break down.

On top of that, one of the down spouts from the gutters came loose on the back of the house and instead of fixing it, she just let water pour down the corner of the house for 10 years. It's ONE FUCKING SCREW to re-attach the down spout and there is a ladder in the crawl space.

But nooooo, Mrs Home Builder never addressed it so I had to prop the house up with a screw jack and replace the corner post. (It's a post and pier house)

grrr

 



You're comparing apples and exceptionally bad taste -DJ

 
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September 6 2012, 10:28 AM 

Congrats, Jiggy!

I googled and looked at the pics. It's really cute - just get rid of that awful lavender paint first. What colors are you painting stuff? (I have a strange obsession with paint colors.)

 
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September 6 2012, 10:36 AM 

I googled too... And you should be taking before pictures, so you can show everyone just how awesome after is.

 
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September 6 2012, 10:49 AM 

I concur

 
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September 6 2012, 11:05 AM 

I like it, it has a lot of charm! The white room picture freaked me out until it made me think of the Cream song and then I calmed down again.

Congrats! happy.gif

 
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September 6 2012, 11:15 AM 

Congrats! I would buy an old house with character and problems over a newer house any day.

3 more years until the step-kid graduates, and we get to move. :D I'm already in total purge mode to try and make the inevitable move easier. You know what helps for that? Watching Hoarders! It only takes me half an episode to go straight to a closet and purge the 15 year-old scented candles and baby tub toys.

 
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September 6 2012, 11:23 AM 

New houses can have as many problems if not more. The only thing I really don't like about my house is the electrical. And that's gonna cost me. Wiring is not a DIY thing.

 
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September 6 2012, 11:30 AM 

I just checked it out on Trulia. Great place Jiggy. Awesome kitchen. And a clothesline.

 
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September 6 2012, 11:45 AM 

Me too. My fav is also the kitchen. Looks way bigger from the inside, and the yard has sweet potential!

 
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September 6 2012, 11:48 AM 

Damn it!

I wish I'd said,

"Looks like a nice starter house." as whomever's asshole friend said in that thread a few weeks back.

HOW COULD I MISS THAT COMEDY GOLD OPPORTUNITY??!?!

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September 6 2012, 11:50 AM 

That was Appy's BIL or something

Oh Soozin, you have it SO right. My 15yo candles. No joke. I really need to purge those. LOL!

 
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September 6 2012, 12:08 PM 

My bathroom at home is lime green. I picked out a new color for it about bought the stuff to paint it. That was three years ago and I still haven't painted my bathroom. I'm a naughty homeowner.


 
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September 6 2012, 12:52 PM 

The kitchen, living room and hallway will be a color that Martha Stewart calls Carton. (They sell her paint at Home Depot. I bought Behr paints but matched the colors to Martha's)

One bedroom will be Bayou (bluish) one Sea foam (I think. it's greenish) and one that's a little more orange than carton. I can't remember the name. At any rate, they are all from the same collection that Martha swears go together in any combination. We shall see.

I'll snap some pics tonight. I'm trying to get the walls and ceilings painted before the floors arrive.

The electrical upgrades are not cheap. Copper is freaking expensive these days.


 
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September 6 2012, 12:55 PM 

Very nice, Jig. Has great potential. Although I hate the color sea foam green. My grandmother painted her guest room that color and after it was splashed across all 4 walls and the ceiling it looked like a hospital room.


 
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September 6 2012, 1:35 PM 

"One bedroom"

??

Kinda vague, don't you think? I mean after the email you sent saying it was MY room...

 
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September 6 2012, 2:51 PM 

Correction:
ARWEN's room will be Bayou or maybe white if I make her sleep in the basement with the cane spiders.

 
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September 6 2012, 2:58 PM 

OMGosh promise you will make her do that, Jiggy! She is getting way to uppity calling dibs on a room in your new crib.

Place looks awesome! What do the kitties think of cane spiders?





 
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September 6 2012, 3:17 PM 

That's better...wait...what??

!!

ETA Don't haz the jelz just cuz you didn't call it first!


    
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September 6 2012, 3:29 PM 

Congratulations on the new house!

 
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September 6 2012, 3:31 PM 

SUPER psyched for you, Jiggy! I can't wait to come visit you when all your work is done. happy.gif

 
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