I can’t wait to get into our new home. I know it’s weeks away, but I’m really looking forward to it. I’m trying to think of all the things we need to do right away, as soon as we take posession. For example, I need to buy new locks for the house. When HUD takes over a house, they remove the locks and put on a doorknob of their own. Apparently they have all the doorknobs keyed the same, and hud certified realtors all have the keys. I’m sure lots of other contractors and such do as well. So day one, I need to change the doorknobs and add deadbolts.
We also need to get curtains, blinds, or some other window coverings. I want to pull up the corner of the living room carpet to see what’s under it. A house built in 1948 might have some decent wood under the carpet. We’re also thinking we want to paint and or put up wallpaper borders in a few rooms, so that’s something to do before moving in.
I don’t know what else, off the top of my head, but I’m sure I’ll think of a few things. I hope it’s a nice warm weekend when we take possession, both to make it nice for moving, and for getting my motorcycle out and riding it over to the new place. After all, with 3 garage spaces and a big shed, I’ll have plenty of room for it! :)