So it's the second weekend we have had the house and have run into some interesting things, good and bad.
1. Still have not stayed overnight in our new abode. Thanks to #2.
2. The hot water heater seems to be cursed. First it's oil fired which in itself just stinks (which we knew). Second the transformer went in it, requiring a $250 service. Finally we get hot water, and it's awful. Tons of rust/sediment in it. After 500+ gallons of flushing no relief. It's ~13 years old, so It might be at it's final days. Problem is where in the hell to buy a oil fired hot water heater. I wanted to switch over to gas, but not sure if I can get it done in a reasonable amount of time.
3a. The floor in our library (which we call the "Peach Room" thanks to the color) has some interesting, characteristics underneath the hardwood floor:
3b. We knew that two brothers built the house, and has lots of characteristics of a duplex, but I thought the kitchen was shared. Given the floor above, and looking in the basement under the Peach Room, it looks like there were two kitchens in the house. So really the only shared part of the house in the past (circa 1920-1954) is the front door and the staircases.
4. The windows are in a bit worse shape than originally thought. About 50% are in fair to poor shape with serious cracks in the frames and decay. Not quite sure what to do about that as of this moment.
5. The fridge just stinks. It seemed pretty meh when we looked at the house in January, but it's just keeping things cold at it's highest setting. Worse any fridge of anything above 18cft obstructs the dishwasher. Can't really relocate it at the moment.
Still lots of planning to do. Had to buy a new King bed since our queen would not fit up the staircase. Now this hot water heater and the inadequate fridge.
The joys of home ownership.