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Fixing the Apartment

December 16, 2007

This apartment has really been an opportunity for me.

Things now fixed that were once broken:

  1. Coffeetable (my fault)
  2. Shower handle (not my fault, though it’s debatable)
  3. Front door lock/knob (definitely not my fault)
  4. Sprayer on the sink (broken when we moved in)

The last one on the list was certainly the most challenging. Note to all you DIY-ers out there: Pipe Joint Compound = Heartbreak. Teflon tape is the way to go (this small miracle ended a week long battle with my sink).

This break was also the most entertaining of the bunch. When I turned the sink on, the head of the sprayer shot off, turning the sprayer into a mini-gyser. It satisfied the 8-year-old boy in me that still wants anything that can explode, to explode.

And the verdict? Learning to do stuff on your own is cool. (Thus, I’m cool)

State of the apartment? After admiring my work with the sink sprayer, I started the load of dished that had piled up, whilst the sink was inoperable. I went to admire my handiwork again after about twenty minutes and almost cried when I saw water splattered all over the cabinet under the sink… but the connections I fixed were completely dry… ANOTHER LEAK!

Alas, there is a leak with the actual draining pipe from the sink also. How freakin’ frustrating is that.

Joining a Gym

November 29, 2007

There’s been a lot going on recently. Maybe it’s just me being disorganized. There’s probably a lot more I should be posting about.

We’ve joined a gym! It’s called the Globogym Fitness Factory. It’s a pretty cool place, and not ALL the guys there are huge and intimidating. I like the machines, and they have TVs everywhere to distract me from the pain I’m inflicting on myself.

We’re here!

October 17, 2007

So we’ve finally…finally moved into our apartment in Montoursville. For good, though. Really.

Stuff is scattered throughout, but I still just love this place. And, the pieces are coming together. I forgot my wireless router at my Dad’s office, so I’m working from the bedroom now (where our modem is), but I can see our office/music room shaping up nicely, and I’m so excited to see how good the apartment looks in a week or two.

Ok, some concrete details to keep the blogging public up-to-date: we need a bookshelf and a tv stand with moderate desperation. We’ll probably be checking out a place on route 15 soon, because our friends tipped us off that we might find good, discounted furniture there. I also need to wash my office chair, because after a year at the Mount (the 2006-2007 year, not my Senior year) and a few months in my Dad’s garage, it’s quite filthy. Maybe I should post a picture….

Finally, besides just putting things away, we have our own list of hardhat fix-ups to do around the place. We have to attach a mirror to the back of Emily’s dresser. We also have to put some L-brachets on our brand-new, now broken coffee table to give it new life. Note to self: don’t sit on cheap, Wal-mart coffee tables.

Welcome to Montoursville

September 16, 2007

One night’s sleep and two car-loads of stuff later, Montoursville starts to feel like home.

I drove around a bit and found a beer distributer, some sub shops, and a Wal-mart, each within a few blocks of our apartment. What more could you ask for? Mini-golf? Go-carts? A pool hall? Granted! Spence just told me that there’s plenty more in Montoursville just waiting to be discovered.

(I must have looked like such a blissful idiot driving around today – think Brian Reagan)