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Mondays can be good! (now with photos!)

nerudite

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Elmo and I just closed on our house... as of noon today, we are official homeowners. Yay!

Let the renovations begin! ;)
 

Tranplanner

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Re: Mondays can be good!

nerudite said:
Elmo and I just closed on our house... as of noon today, we are official homeowners. Yay!

Let the renovations begin! ;)

Congrats nerudite! How much renovating do you have to do? When do you move in?
 

nerudite

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Not too much on the renovation front... mostly painting. And that will probably start this weekend. We need to update some of the windows and the front door for energy efficiency.

I'll post pics in the gallery tomorrow. I'm so excited... and luckily the weather is working with us this time!

And as far as when can you come over? Anytime you want, baby... we have a guest room now! My mom and dad are coming up for a week at Christmas, so if I can handle that, I can handle any guests! ;)
 

Tranplanner

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nerudite said:
Not too much on the renovation front... mostly painting. And that will probably start this weekend.

You're lucky. We bought a fixer-upper that was about 60K less than comparable houses in the neighbourhood, and we're in the middle of tearing it apart. Hopefully, it will be livable by the time next weekend rolls around so we can move in!
 

Dan

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As they used to say on Usenet ...

JPG! JPG! JPG! JPG!

Tell us more!
 

Gedunker

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Congratulations and welcome to equity!

I wish all I had left was to paint, but I'm in the fourth year of my second five-year rehab plan. Right now the spousal unit and I have finished tearing out adjoining rooms (kitchen/sunroom) to totally remodel the kitchen. The dirt was so bad from the demolition, I looked like a coal miner. Now we start building!

Anyway, have fun with the new home.
 

nerudite

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I found some old pics on my computer, so this will give you an idea of what we are getting into...

It's a ranch house built in 1960... it has a large lot (for edmonton), approx. 7,000 s.f. The upper floor is about 1250 s.f. and the finished basement is about 1000 s.f.

Here is the house from the front drive (you can't see the garage or much of the structure from the ROW, due to a large tree in front of the garage):



Living room:


Living room (other side):


Kitchen:


Daughter's Room (to be painted in 'jungle' theme):


Son's Room (to be painted in 'spider man' theme, with new light):


One of the three bathrooms:


Masterbedroom (to be used as guest room/office):


Downstairs Den:


Downstairs Den, extra open area, bathroom:


Side yard:


Two pictures of the rear yard/deck:
88backyard.jpg

 

pandersen

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Congrats on the house purchase. I'm also looking for a house right now, but the market in this town is next to non-existent. What is on the market is just too darn expensive for what is available.
 

Queen B

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Congrats,
Love the pictures.
Enjoy, home ownership is hard but rewarding work!
Looks like quite the party yard!
 

BiteMeElmo

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PlannerGirl said:
Hey is that a hot tub i saw next to the grill???

You bet your sweet patootie! However, it is not functional...it's falling apart and full of rot and bugs. I'm giving up on a couple of my expensive vices for a while to save up for it...aiming for a spring/early summer unveiling of the new one.
 

Zoning Goddess

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Congratulations! Your new home looks nice and spacious. (Seeing an actual basement is a real curiosity for someone from Florida!)
 

Rem

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Congratulations to you and Bite Me Elmo, whom I didn't realise was your "spousal unit" - to quote Gedunker. Sounds like something from Bicentennial Man.
 

NHPlanner

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Looks great guys.....I'll let you know when I'll be dropping by. ;)
 

nerudite

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NHPlanner said:
Looks great guys.....I'll let you know when I'll be dropping by. ;)

Any time! Although, you'd have to stay in that lavendar colored room... if you can handle it!
 

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Congrats on the new house.

I am sure you already know this, before you put your new door and windows in check with the feds, there is a program on right now for tax rebates and incentives for energy efficient doors, windows and insulating.

For the house warming party, I'll bring the donairs, alpine and dulse. ;)
 

nerudite

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donk said:
I am sure you already know this, before you put your new door and windows in check with the feds, there is a program on right now for tax rebates and incentives for energy efficient doors, windows and insulating.

Yeah, we are going to go ahead and schedule the requisite 'energy audit' in order to qualify for rebates later. Epcor has a special on for the audits that lasts for another month or so, so we'll barely make it time for the program.
 

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donk said:
I am sure you already know this, before you put your new door and windows in check with the feds, there is a program on right now for tax rebates and incentives for energy efficient doors, windows and insulating.

Yeah, I'm already thinking of ways I can reduce my gas emissions too.
 

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nerudite said:
Any time! Although, you'd have to stay in that lavendar colored room... if you can handle it!

No problem. My current bedroom is painted light purple. :)
 

nerudite

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NHPlanner said:
No problem. My current bedroom is painted light purple. :)

How uhhhh... masculine! ;)

But do you have beautiful (gag!) violet flowers cascading from your curtians like this? I don't think that these will be lasting long in my house...
 

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nerudite said:
How uhhhh... masculine! ;)

But do you have beautiful (gag!) violet flowers cascading from your curtians like this? I don't think that these will be lasting long in my house...

You don't honestly believe I *chose* to have a purple bedroom, do you? ;)

There may be a re-painting very soon.....
 

SGB

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Congratulations!

After you finish the first phase of renovations, you can start training the neighborhood on effective guerilla public hearing tactics.
 

NHPlanner

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Tranplanner said:
One more thing NHPlanner and I have in common...

My g*d Tran.....were we seperated at birth? ;)

Mine won't be purple for much longer though......
 

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NHPlanner said:
My g*d Tran.....were we seperated at birth? ;)

Mine won't be purple for much longer though......

Mine either - we're going for a bluish tint in the new bedroom. "Flowing Breeze" is the technical name.

Who the hell comes up with these stupid paint colour names anyway?
 
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