So, I finally ended my rental period. I hate paying someone else's mortgage and then walking away with nothing to show for it. As a result, I bought a house. Searching was a chore as I knew it would be. Because I have 10+ computers, associated peripherals and desks, big screen TV, XBOXes etc, we needed a house that would support everything we have. No! I'm not ready to give up any of it.
Searching for a 1600+ sq ft house is not easy when you have a specific price range you can work in. So, we found a 1200 sq ft house with a 2 car attached garage. The garage is 367 sq ft. Hmmmm. What a nice family/computer/entertainment room!!
Not wanting to pay someone to renovate it for me, I undertook the task myself with the help of my son. Never again. Not the son part but the entire room renovation thing. I have come to numerous conclusions as a result.
1) I hate drywall and crack filling
2) I hate applying ceiling textures
3) I hate laying sub floor
4) I hate laying flooring (carpet)
5) I hate painting, so I had my wife and mother-in-law with neighbor, apply wall paper (seriously shortens the crack fill sanding time with the right textured paper 🙂
On a plus side, I got a brand new Ridgid Wet/Dry Shop Vac, a brand new 3.7 SCFM air compressor with two nail guns and I have a honkin' 367 sq ft of family room!!