Monday, February 1, 2010

Adventures in Homeownership Part II: "So, uh, When's Recycling Day?"

(Rickey’s Hebrew ancestry totally comes in handy when it comes to stacking massive pyramids of boxes).

As you can tell from the above picture, as of this Saturday, the Hendersons are officially moved in and are thoroughly enjoying their new home. Not that the process leading up to this point has been painless… There have been Armenian carpet bandits who refused to refund Rickey for work they never did. There have been movers who ripped up a perfectly good couch and refused to honor the insurance policy Rickey purchased. There has been the landlady who won’t let the Hendersons off the hook for their lease and who Rickey secretly suspects was somehow involved in the Holocaust (as in, a relative of hers fell out of a guard tower and she was fairly broken up about it).

…And finally, there was the boiler that broke down THE FIRST NIGHT the Hendersons spent in the house. Rickey kids you not. They say that during your first night in a new house, you’ll stay awake all evening thinking of the things that need to be fixed. Well, the Hendersons spent their first night awake for a somewhat different reason: huddling for warmth with the outside temperate reading 9 degrees outside and the thermostat in the house plummeting to 44 degrees. It was a character-building experience.

After an emergency visit from the oil company, the boiler is now operational and things have normalized. Here are a few pics of where things stand at the moment:
Rickey only tossed up photos of the main floor, primarily beacuse its the only area where some semblance of order exists...

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7 comments:

Adam said...

Lookin' good, chico. It must be nice to have space for all of those wedding gifts finally. And when it warms up (when? Who knows), we can play bocce ball in the backyard!

Bob said...

Looks a lot nicer than my first TWO "starter" homes.

Nice job.

Bob "Melon" Melonosky said...

If you shift that couch a foot or two, you can make a smiley face and that would be nice.

I expect a photo tomorrow.

Rickey Jr. said...

Ricky,

Pretend that the pile of boxes is a pile of leaves and do a swan dive into it

Rickey Henderson said...

Adam: oh yes, the bocce set is sitting in the basement and we've got the perfect backyard for it.

Bob: yeah, we lucked out big time getting this. Aging boilers aside, the previous owners took tremendous care of the house. And we've done a dizzying amount of work on it in the past two weeks...

Anonymous said...

You forgot the color-blind painter who "missed a spot" in the dining room!

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