Saturday, May 26, 2007

Hoo-ray! I'm a homeowner again!

Wow, the closing went well, I just had to wait around an hour to let the money from my lender transfer into the right account.

So yesterday I went to Home Depot to get stuff, and some keys (what a goofus nightmare that is) and today I am messing around with the garage door/security gate remotes. I got two of them, but one of them is not working, the gate button sticks in the "on" position.

I talked to 2 painters and yes, I got some sticker shock. But the second painter said something interesting. She said that she's a smoker, and the odor is more like a wood fire than cigarette smoke. You know, she's right, it smells like a campground, not like an ashtray. Either way it is a pretty powerful smell. I cut a bunch of rosemary and also put out some powerful air fresheners. I will see what it smells like when I go back later to test my universal remote control.

Security gates are a real pain in the @ss. Oh, and get this, I can't put a working set of extra keys together. Of the 4 keys I got yesterday, the doorknob keys don't work on the garage doorknownb, but the deadbolt keys work on the garage door. The doorknob keys work on the front door, but not on the garage doorknob. The doorknobs feel chinzy to me too.


heather said...

Prepared to duck. Ok when you were at home depot, or if you have to have Nina watch the house, take the door nobs back and take them to the key counter and ask for them to be re-keyed to a single lock. Will take a bout 10 to 15 for each doornob and you (or they) will have to hunt down the associate that can do if for you. I forget how much it cost to have a lock re-keyed but its not to expensive. Heather.

Redhead said...

Carole, my housepainter, grabbed one of the keys with a big pair of pliers and said "Here, let me fix that." KRUNK and now it works ok.

She's got more guts than me.

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