I don't want to go as far as saying that the honeymoon is over for me and my new townhouse because as I'm sitting in my living room looking at my surroundings I really do love the place.
But I'm realizing, much like everyone told me, owning a home is like a second job that you have to pay to participate in.
I purchased a newer ('06) townhouse because I didn't want to deal with a ton of immediate maintenance but as I'm staring at my kitchen windows, which are essentially an indoor water feature these days, I can't help but wish I had a property manager to call and fix everything.
The thought of dropping a couple grand mere months after I dropped a lot more than a couple of grand redoing my kitchen (counters/backsplash/lightening/dishwasher/sink/faucets) kind of nauseates me.
I'm nervous that if I don't get some replacement windows soon I'm going to cause more damage to the structure of the place though.
But, by getting new windows I'm probably going to have to repaint the whole area too huh?
And once spring officially hits I'm going to need to buy a lawnmower, flowers, outdoor furniture for the balcony off my kitchen and a grill.
So yeah, who wants to hire me to do awesome things for them so I can buy things like new windows?
I may not be cheap but I'm very skilled.