Jeff and I have learned ALL about the definitions and responsibilities of being homeowners over the past 4 months, but nothing has beat the information acquired in the past week.
Here are a few of the things I have learned:
1. If a garage door goes up, it will not necessarily go back down. The opposite is also true.
2. If a garage door experiences difficulty, for Heaven's sake move your car out of the garage before fiddling with it!
3. Muscles you do not realize you have will be sore for days after manually lifting and closing garage doors.
4. Garage door openers cost a lot of money.
5. Areas on the carpet that have been saturated in dog vomit will need to be gone over several times with a steam cleaner to get rid of the smell.
5. Steam cleaners cost a lot of money.
7. Dried chunks of dog vomit ruin vacuums.
8. Vacuums that don't suck cost a lot of money (well, more than I'm willing to pay 'cause I'm kind of cheap).
9. Gracie Lou will catch on to other things not working and decide to give us problems.
10. Fact: New cars cost a lot of money. Fact: Gracie Lou is just being temperamental and we will drive her until she falls apart.
11. Water heaters built within a certain number of years and installed in every house are missing a type of chemical in their pipes. This chemical prevents calcification and back up of plastics in the lines, which lead to low water pressure. Fact: our water heater was obviously built during this time, and no, it is not covered under any home policy we have.
12. Water heater issues cost a lot of money.
13. It appears we only had 1 mouse.
Finally, to sum up (and I'm fairly certain if I asked my wonderful husband he would remind me of a few more issues in our recent homeowner history), the last few weeks have been pretty stressful. Funny, but stressful. Hope all is well with you and yours. :)