Saturday, September 01, 2007

What's that SMELL?! ***UPDATE***

We walked into the house this morning and smelled the overwhelming odour of what can only be described as 'rotten eggs'. We had the guy from Sears over to give us an estimate on carpetting and he smelled it too. We thought for a moment and then realized what it was...

I'll give you a moment to figure out what it was...

Dum de dum...

Still thinking?

Yup, a gas leak. Gotta love that...day one of house ownership and we had a gas leak. WOO! So, we called up the gas company, they sent over a guy to check it out and he confirmed that's what it was. It's a good thing neither of us are smokers or all we'd be holding onto as we entered the house, would be the door handle.

It was a relatively easy fix, he just had to tweak something with the hot water heater and all was right with the world. I'm glad we own the house, but I REALLY wasn't looking forward to all that excitement just yet. ;)

After all that was dealt with, we ordered our carpetting. We chose brown sugar (it's a neutral brown shade) and it looks SO yummy and cozy. It should be ready in two weeks.

So, we have painting this week...carpetting and blinds in two weeks...officially move in three weeks.

***We do have a detector, but we haven't plugged it into the house...yet. That sucker's definitely going in soon. Thanks for the concern. :)***

8 comments:

secret agent said...

ugg
we have gas here too and it makes me nervous.
get lots of monoxide detectors

Headmeister said...

WOO HOO on closing on the house! Welcome to never ever having nothing to do on the weekends ever again! Welcome to watching a never-ending stream of cash flowing out of your bank account and into the pockets of others! The joys of homeownership are endless! lol...

Mamacita said...

Make sure you get a detector, post haste! Just in case the leak wasn't alone. And congrats on your closing! And I didn't comment before, but I loved your apartment complex stories. The used Q-tips by the elevator totally creeped me out!

amy said...

cozy carpet?? How fun!

C.J. said...

Yes, I would be VERY annoyed if you went through all this to make your new home cushy and a gas leak did evil things!

Lookin' forward to piccage!

a&mg said...

Geez. Glad you caught it right away and didn't light up a big one, haha.

Dolores and Shawn said...

You guys sure do things big! Gas leak on the first day??? Incredible. Glad it was all taken care of and you still have a house. Hopefully that will be all the excitement for a while.

Mark & Michelle said...

Glad everything is OK now!! Blowing up the house PROBABLY wouldn't have been a good thing!!