First post from the new house

First post from the new house

I’m waiting for SaskEnergy to come an do something. I brought my laptop along and lo and behold one of the neighbours has some wifi! It feels very very cool to be a home owner. I took a good look around the place as I was airing it out. I found all sorts of little projects that will have to be tackled that I didn’t notice when looking through the house the first couple of times. Oh that door needs a new hinge, oh that door needs replacing, ahhh those baseboards could use a painting etc… The eyes of an owner are different from those of a buyer I guess.

The SaskEnergy guy came and left. Apparently they came to hook up the natural gas which was already hooked up. So his job is done. He didn’t smell very good. I’m glad I have the windows open.

I think I’m going to take a round of “before” pictures. I’d like to chronicle the evolution of my house.

I wonder who built this house 75 years ago. How was it decorated in 1955? What sort of cherished memories were celebrated here? For the last year I lived in the duplex Carol has lived in for years. A very functional but bland sort of house. It has always been a revenue property so there nothing particularly special about it. The trees in the back yard and surrounding backyards make for a nice camping kind of atmosphere.

This new house looks like someone really cared about it at one time. The hardwood, french doors and the trim look like they were well done. I don’t think they have been as meticulously cared for in recent years.

I’ve met both my next door neighbours. They seem to be very happy that this house is going to be owner occupied.

In the end my net connection cut out me so I posted it later on at the old home.

  1. #1 by carmen on October 19, 2006 - 7:42 am

    when we first moved to montgomery, we rented a house built around 1900. i used to stand at the window and wonder how many different women stood at the same window and on those same wood floors (which were as old as the house) over the previous 100 years. there is something really wonderful about living in an old house. heh, though i must say that i don’t envy you the upkeep — that (and the fact we had two kids under five at the time) is what made us lean towards a newer home when we eventually bought a few years ago. when we are older and more children-free, then i’d like to consider living in a house like that again. it would be fun 🙂 blessings, carmen

  2. #2 by Randall on October 19, 2006 - 8:35 am

    Can’t wait to see it, in real life!!

  3. #3 by Kevin on October 19, 2006 - 4:47 pm

    Congrats on the new house. There are very few things as satisfying and frustrating as renovating your own home.

  4. #4 by Darcy on October 19, 2006 - 11:05 pm

    Hey bud

    If you go to the history room at the main library, you can research the Hendersons directory from the time the house was built. In it they will tell you who owned it and what their occupation was. My house was built by a carpenter for CP rail and has only had 11 owners since 1912. It is very interesting to research.

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