Friday, September 23, 2016

Another Honeymoon

In Florida the closing went well. WE now own a nice little two bedroom one bath home in Deltona, Florida.  That is half way between Orlando and Daytona  Beach on I-4.  The house is 5 mins off the interstate.

Sherry arranged for the water and electric to start the next day.

First problem was getting in. No one had a key. I kicked a doggie door in and reached up and unlocked the door. The main problem was the AC room, I had to take a hammer to the knob. Then we installed new locks on all the doors.

We found the place was as advertised.  Even fairly clean.  There is a new stove and a new dishwasher that is not completely installed. 

With no power it was a very good time to check the power panel. The panel was so weird I had to laugh. Either the man doing it was old and did not see well, or a complete neophyte to electrical rules. Electrical wiring has a plastic coating for insulation. Most folk know that. Black is the hot wire and white is common. 4 breakers had wire installed still wearing it's insulation. To get contact you strip back about a 1/2" showing copper wire and install. 5 breakers the wire was not even clamped to the breaker.  I was a happy camper. That was fixed in no time.  I felt good about the wiring.

The Hot water heater lines had been hacksawed in two. Sherry read on the heater that it was 15 years old so we decided to replace it.  We went to Lowes to pick up some plumbing and electrical stuff, Walmart to get some cleaning supplies. Stopped and had Pizza. 

There is a new A/C unit that would not come on. I know very little about A/C so when we return, I will check all the electrical connections, if they are good will find an A/C man.

On our anniversary the 22nd at Lowes we loaded the new water heater in the Fit and headed to install it.

So in 1 ½ days the house is about ready to paint. The water heater is installed, no leaks. The house single bowl kitchen sink will be replaced with a double one Mark has. Sherry has her blinds measured. There is a small problem with light fixtures to work out (we didn't have a ladder). I will need to run a gas line to the water heater, then fix the A/C and we are in business.

Yesterday was our anniversary so we quit work at about 4:30. Sherry loves the Red Lobster so that is where we celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary. Oh, we forgot to take pictures.  But we did a SELFIE:

Oh yes on the way home today Sherry looked over at me and said "That was a great honeymoon."  We both cracked up laughing. I said, "I'll bet we have had more honeymoons than any couple alive."  WE laughed because for years anytime we were off by ourselves we made it a honeymoon. This one was no exception.

Nite Shipslog


Rick Watson said...

Congratulations on your honeymoon:) and getting a spiffy new house. It looks great. I'm guessing you'll have the snafus fixed in a flash.

Back Porch Writer said...

I'm so happy for you all. Sounds like you have the main elements all under control - or about to be. What a wonderful area too. I'm just thrilled and I know you are too. Will be looking forward to the hearing about you settling in. You two honeymooners have fun and happy anniversary!

betty said...

Happy anniversary! What a great way to celebrate it with a new to you house and dinner at Red Lobster! Glad the closing went well and you are doing what you need to at your new place to make it your home!


Jean said...

Happy Anniversary! Glad you have things under control it looks like a nice place to settle down in. Take care.Jean

shirl72 said...

Brother glad you know how to fix everything I would have been so lost. The
house looks good. Looks like it has a nice yard so everything is on go.
Good to much work for me been there done that but fun work

Mary Degli Esposti said...

But you need to go back & carry her over the threshold. I'll bet you've done that more than once. I love that you continued to create your honeymoons, again & again. Wise couple.

Mevely317 said...

"Another bride, another June, another sunny honeymoon..."
(There goes that little record player in my head, again ...)
Belated HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes! I'm so stinkin' happy for the two of you!
My son and his wife signed papers on their new house last year, the day before their 23rd anniversary and now y'all? Sound like a trend's going on?

Love the 'selfie'!

Glenda said...

Great news!!! Sounds like your kind of project, glad it all came together and Happy Belated Anniversary!

Woody said...

Congratulations on your new home and also Anniversary !! This will keep you busy for a little while !
Waiting for the first frost of the year!!
Gary an Anna Mae

Dar said...

Anyway, dear ones, I see you had a wonderful honeymoon once again, and such a nice gift to one another. Your new home sounds perfect.
Just a quick note to let you know our new bundle is doing great., breathing on his own and finally figured out where his food comes from. He is still in the NICU but getting stronger every day. Thanks for your prayers.
Hugs n' all from up north where punkins' are flying off the wagons.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

A very happy Anniversary to you both ! You certainly know how to celebrate in style ! It's good to know you have your home now and I'm sure there's going to be many fun days ahead too !

salemslot9 said...

best wishes to you
& your bride
& your new love nest