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Newbie In Town.

My name is:
Dani, but go by fishman or whatever in between. :) 

My age is:
27( I feel old ) :-P

I live in (state or country if not in the US):
Tampa, Florida and I just love it here. Originally from Texas.

My relationship status is (married, single, taken, etc.):
In a relationship for the past 2 years. So far so good.

Tell us a little bit about your home, is it a condo, apt, house, mobile home, yurt,etc :
This house was originally my brother-in-laws house back when he was in the Air Force. But then he moved and sold it, the guy he sold the house to gutted it, trashed it, and basically left it for dead. Somehow(and I don't know how) it got back into my BIL's possession and then he rented it out. Well the renter turned out to be a deadbeat and never paid a dime of rent(1300 a month). The house was on the verge of foreclosure and then we stepped in. We evicted the renter and now its in our possession for the time being.
It's a 1950's built 3 bedroom 1 bath house(yeah I know 1 bath,omg) with a 1 car garage. The house is a disaster.We had to come in and gut the kitchen(so I have no kitchen whatsoever). And there's no carpeting in the house nor any floor coverings. It's a shell basically and needs allot of work(and I do mean allot).

My decorating style is :
Industrial, modern.

How many children and/or pets:
1 cat(fozzy), 1 betta fish for the time being(I'm a tropical fish hobbyist)

Something domestic I could use help with:
House renovation work. I have NO clue whatsoever. I've never done it before.

My favorite "guilty pleasure" is:
Cheesecake. I'm a sucker for good cheesecake.

My favorite domestic activity is:
Cleaning. I like to have a clean house.

My least favorite domestic chore is:
Mopping the floors. I can do other types of cleaning but when it comes to the floors..noooooooooo thanks.

I found this community through (referral from member, community promo, random, etc.):
Actually I was browsing groups and looking for a group with substance and meaning and really liked the feel of this group.

Please list any special talents or interests:
Tropical fish hobbyist, artist, gardening, special talent is that I have no patience for anything actually. :-P

Comments

( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
sweetcharity
Nov. 5th, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
Welcome!
nightfun
Nov. 5th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
ashmedai
Nov. 5th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
Oh hey! Imagine running into you here. :D
nightfun
Nov. 5th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
he he hey I get around what can I say? :-P
schquee
Nov. 6th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
good luck!
OMG you're kidding me! I would love to hear how it goes, because my husband and I ALSO just bought a 1950's 3 bedroom 1 bath with a 1 car carport (and even have a cat, too haha). I wonder if our homes might have similar design and/or problems. Ours is near Atlanta, GA. We've been looking at This Old House for help with renovations.

If you can spare it, I recommend hiring an inspector to come and just tell you the list of what needs to be repaired and how important it is. It might cost you $100-300 depending on if he has to go into a crawlspace, and if you want him back to reinspect work that is done.

Then when you have your list of what needs to be done and what the priority is, you can google about how to do it yourself, if you shouldn't do it yourself, and how much it can cost.
nightfun
Nov. 6th, 2009 12:41 am (UTC)
I need to win the lotto
Good idea's. I grew up watching This Old House actually.

I know that if an inspector came in he'd want to condemn this place to be real honest. My bf is pretty sure that the floors have asbestosis and the fact the kitchen is well.... a hole any inspector would want to kick us out.

But he knows how to fix houses so I'm just got to sit back and look pretty. :-)
schquee
Nov. 6th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
Re: I need to win the lotto
A lot of things which might not be up to code today are "grandfathered" in, so if it was up to code in the 1950s, there is nothing wrong with you having it like that now. Also, it's okay if you have asbestos in your house. Where it becomes a problem is when you want to tear it out or disturb it, then you have to have someone licensed to handle it come in to do it. But it's fine to have it as insulation. It's the dust from disturbing it which is harmful.
nightfun
Nov. 6th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
Re: I need to win the lotto
Oh well see you learn something new everyday my grandmother was right about something. I didn't know it was OK just as long as its left alone. And I didn't think about the grandfathered in bit.

I'm a new home owner(it shows I bet)so this is a whole new world for me.
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