Monday, September 21, 2009

New house stuff

The idea of a new house sounds so nice. Everything is new, nothing is broken. Everything works. Well, let me tell you a story about new houses! That is so not true!! And I think it's time for us to actually get on the fixing of the stuff before warranties expire.

For example, our microwave is possessed. It is electronic and has a touch-screen and is nice. But it freaks out EVERYDAY. It can't figure out what time it is and flashes from the front screen to the clock and back and forth and back and forth, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP.... BEEEEEEP. This is why our microwave is unplugged.

We also have an issue with one of our outlets where if you plug in anything with a motor (like a vacuum or a drill) the fire alarm goes off. I don't know what it is with us and fire alarms, but it's bizarre. Why can't the lights dim or something instead of throwing me into an all-alert panic?

And our master bedroom is on some kind of special new breaker that is super fire protective, which is great, except it breaks ALL the time.

Our laundry room door won't stay open. I don't know how to fix that.

I know these are all minor in the grand scheme of things, but they are just little annoyances that I just wish we weren't having to deal with. I'd take the cracking tile, the lack of weather-stripping under the door, and the non-fire door in the garage. I would.


  1. they may be minor but that's annoying. I hope you get it all fixed before the warranty is up.

  2. Brooke...For the laundry room door, you can pick up an inexpensive door stop. OR...Home Depot sells the "Ryobi Doorman" which is mounted at the top of the door and can hold the door open if you wish, keep it from slamming shut, etc. Check it out! Happy Fall!
    Laurie from So Cali